The Life Edit Podcast: How to sleep better

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Love podcasts, and looking for the one that covers everything important in the world? The one that comes in bitesized, digestible episodes and makes you laugh, think, and want to join in the chat?

That would be The Life Edit, Yahoo Life's brand new podcast, where each episode, senior lifestyle editor Flic Everett speaks to the experts about the big topics on our radar.

This time, it's Health Reporter Alexandra in the hot-seat, talking about the one big health issue that affects everyone on the planet: Sleep - and lack of it.


The pandemic has caused major insomnia problems for many of us, with 40% reporting worse sleep since it began, according to The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 

Alexandra and Flic look at why we're struggling for shut-eye, and what we can do about it, and discuss whether the usual remedies - milky drinks, meditation and moderately warm baths- will really do the trick. And when it comes to rest, is it a matter of quality, or quantity?

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Flic reveals the old-fashioned product that cured her lifelong insomnia overnight, and Alexandra recommends the sleep aids that really work and reveals the best current advice from the experts.

The Life Edit Podcast talks sleep - and lack of it.
The Life Edit Podcast talks sleep - and lack of it.

"Chronic insomnia is very common' says Alexandra - "around a third of people in the UK suffer from lack of sleep, and it's something we should really be taking more seriously."

Whether the problem is a snoring partner, troublesome toddlers, waking in the early hours or simply staring at the ceiling counting worries instead of sheep, this is the episode with the answers.

Tuck yourself in, and tune in now...

New episodes drop every Thursday, so make a note, and be in the know.

Listen: The Life Edit Podcast is now available on Apple Podcast

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