A good night’s sleep is important for busy people. However, if you are fighting insomnia, then you probably are having a rough time just getting through any given day of the week. Use the following tips and techniques to combat insomnia.
Ask for a massage before bedtime. Massages are an easy way to dispel tension and make you drowsy. Don’t over think anything during your massage, just relax into it so you are able to sleep.
Sleep long enough to get your rest. Do not sleep longer to try to make up for your lack of sleep in the past, or what you’ll miss later on. Get your eight hours and then get up. You cannot “bank” sleep hours for another day!
Keep an eye on the ventilation and temperature in your sleeping space. A hot, stuffy room isn’t conducive to sleep. That makes falling asleep even tougher. Keep that thermostat at around 65 degrees fahrenheit to get a great night’s rest. Layer your blankets, making sure they’re easy to remove so you can be very comfortable.
If insomnia is keeping you awake, establish a routine at night. Your routine will be a cue for your body and mind that’s it is time to get some sleep. That causes you to become drowsy by the time the ritual is over.
If you are having trouble sleep, try not to drink anything within three hours of going to bed. Hydration is important, but drinking too close to bedtime means you have to go to the bathroom. Getting interrupted by this when you’re sleeping can really aggravate your insomnia, which is why it’s not a good idea to drink anything a couple of hours before bed.
When most people have insomnia, they tend to watch the clock. They worry that they’ll be late for work or unable to care for their children, and that keeps them up even longer. Instead of staring at the clock, worrying about how late it is getting, turn the clock around, or better yet, move it across the room where you cannot see it.
Insomnia is really hard to deal with. Fortunately, there are countless techniques, behaviors, and products to aid you in enjoying a full night of sleep. You’re entitled to a decent night’s sleep, so make it happen.