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Losing sleep? Here’s the best way to catch up
Thursday, 7 May · 2 min read

The occasional bad night is nothing to worry about, but weeks of poor sleep can affect your immunity, weight and mental wellbeing.

If you’re not getting enough sleep, it’s important to catch up by getting more of it in the weeks ahead -- but that's easier said than done.

You shouldn't try to catch up on lost sleep by binge sleeping as this can cause more harm than good.

Instead, try to catch up on sleep by:

  • adding on an extra hour or 2 of sleep a night -- go to bed when you’re tired, and allow your body to wake you in the morning
  • sleeping for at least 10 hours each night at first, then slowly returning to the recommended 7 to 9 hours
  • not relying on caffeine or energy drinks as a short-term pick-me-up, as they can ruin your sleep patterns.

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Stretching can relax you and release any tension that's been mounting during the day.

In this stretching routine from Lazy Dancer Tips, professional dancer Alessia Lugoboni shows you the best ways to relax your muscles.