A great night’s sleep. At some point in time, all of us will experience struggling with our sleep habits. Last night was actually a bad night for me. It seemed every hour on the hour, I was waking up and having a hard time getting any rest at all. I’m sure that the fact that there was a mountain of stress involved had very much to do with why I was tossing and turning all night long, but at least I understand why it happened to me last night and I also know what I can do to prevent it from happening more frequently then I like. If you find yourself under a lot of stress like I have, then these few tips below of what to do and what not to do as you get ready for bed could very much help you as well.
Keep your room cool and dark.
Keep a schedule. Set your alarm for when to wake and try to go to bed the same time each night.
Exercise more often.
Try white noise to drown out everything that may wake you up – like a circular fan, or soft music.
Try to clear your head of what is bothering you. No need to stress over things you cannot control.
Watch TV, work on a laptop or play with your phone while in your bed or/and when it’s bedtime.
Overdrink anything. Your bladder will have you waking to use the bathroom constantly.
Nap during the day. If you do, you may very well be wide awoke by the time to go to bed.
Don’t eat huge meals right before bedtime.
Consume any caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol close to bed time if you can.
These tips are by no means to be taken as medical advice. If you are having trouble with sleeplessness, please see a doctor. Your physician will know best how to check for other factors into why your having this problem. Read more about insomnia and what may cause it here.
What are some tips, do’s and don’ts that you would add to this list? What helps you get a good night’s sleep? Leave your opinion in the comments below.