Episode 16: How to have the perfect night's sleep | The Better Ageing Podcast
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It's no secret a good night's sleep can do wonders for your mental and physical wellbeing, so why is it that after all these years of practicing many of us still struggle each night to get to sleep and stay asleep! 

In this episode of The Better Ageing Podcast we're talking all things sleep, and sharing our tips and tricks for achieving a good night's rest. And, as we find out, often the recipe success starts long before you go to bed ... 

So if you struggle to get your full 8 hours of sleep each night, then this episode is for you. It is our hope that this helps put you to sleep (but only after you've finished listened to the podcast!).

Show notes/ topics covered:

0:20 - Welcome 
2:09 - How important is sleep? 
3:07 - What if you don't get enough sleep? 
4:54 - What is bed time hygiene? 
6:54 - Achieving a good sleep position 
9:31 - Pillow choice 
11:14 - Pain after sleeping 
12:43 - Daytime activities to help your sleep 
14:16 - Is it OK to nap? 

About the experts: 

Jason Lee and Dr Jane Fyfield have over 45 years of experience working with elderly Australians. Jason Lee runs his own physiotherapy practice, with a focus on strength and conditioning programs for over 60 year olds. Dr Jane Fyfield works as a consultant to aged care services, is a former Medical Director, and has worked in the public, private and government sectors as a clinician and a non-clinical consultant. 

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