What is Tryit?
We all know that life has its ups and downs. Many of us make plans for the future that includes the ‘ups’ but we often don’t anticipate the ‘downs’ in quite the same way.
When we’re inevitably confronted with life’s challenges, some of us appear better equipped to deal with them than others. This inner strength is resilience.
Like any skill, resilience can be learned, it just takes some practice.
Our #TRYit challenges help tackle some of the basic foundations of resilience, like getting sufficient good quality sleep, taking moderate exercise and giving ourselves some ‘me time’ so that we can set ourselves up to thrive.
The Challenge: Caffeine Curfew
So here’s the challenge… we are asking you to take part in a 2pm caffeine curfew to assess the impact this has on your sleep.
This includes everything from coffee and green tea, to cola and chocolate.
Pledge below to take on the challenge, and don’t forget to let us know how you’re getting on via our social channels.
Dr Mark Winwood, Director of Psychological Services, tells us a bit
Why is sleep important?
So many people experience difficulty sleeping in terms of both being able to fall asleep easily, and also the quality of their sleep. We also know that poor sleep and sleep deprivation have negative consequences for our physical and psychological wellbeing. So, we thought this would be a great place
What's caffeine got to do with sleep?
Caffeine is present in so many substances that we consume throughout the day and for most of us, we consciously choose to have it for its stimulant properties which help to make us feel more alert and increase our sense of
The effects of Caffeine
However, the downside of caffeine is that it can prevent melatonin (sleep hormone) from being produced, which can in turn disrupt our body clock and our sleep patterns. What people don’t know is that the effects of caffeine linger on long after the last espresso, sometimes for up to
Are you ready to ?
Win a Withings Activity Tracker
Enter your details below so we can send you handy tips and helpful information to support your #CaffeineCurfew and see how it affects your sleep. You will also be in with a chance of winning one of five Withings Pulse OX Activity Trackers.
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