In this video Kathleen McGrath considers the following 5 sleep tips
- How sleep is a skill and needs to be developed as part of a routine
- The importance of elements such as darkness and being comfortable in the environment in which you sleep
- How body temperature significantly affects your sleep and the bed that you choose can play an important role in maintaining the correct temperature
- Avoid eating (to much) before you go to bed
- Try and stay physically active before you go to bed
Sleep expert Kathleen McGrath give her top tips on finally getting a good night’s sleep.
Kathleen McGrath qualified as a general and paediatric nurse in 1979 having completed the integrated course at Great Ormond Street and Middlesex (Mortimer Street) Hospitals, London. She then spent some time in cardiothoracic theatre before undertaking the cardiothoracic course at the Brompton (now Royal Brompton) Hospital, Chelsea. Kathleen Mcgrath returned to Great Ormond Street for 4 years where she was cardiothoracic nursing tutor and general paediatric tutor at the Charles West School of Nursing. This involved not only lecturing but ongoing supervision and clinical evaluation of care for the nurses all over the London area and in a wide variety of clinical settings.
Kathleen Mcgrath has written and broadcast on medical and sleep matters since 1986 for BBC National News, ITV Breakfast Television, Channel 4 Comment, National and local (Radio, the consumer print media. She is currently a resource for the NHS website, BBC News (Television and Radio) and Channel 5 The Wright Stuff She is also a published author and lecturer whilst contributing articles in the nursing press, pharmacy media and consumer journals. For the Sleep Council, Kathleen wrote the information leaflet, The Good-Night Guide for Children, published in 2009 and in 2012 helped to develop the interactive website, www.perfectsleepenvironment.org.uk. Kathleen Mcgrath regularly supports the Sleep Council with online Q & A sessions, articles, radio broadcasts and comment for articles.
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