Did someone cast a spell on me to keep me awake? Is there a counter-spell that I can cast to get to sleep? Can I finally get rest by pricking a finger on a wheel? Insomnia has no simple solution, but there are ways to make it better. The tips below can help.
Relieve your stresses and tensions through various methods. Exercise each morning to relieve stress. If you choose to do strenuous exercise before going to bed, the endorphins released that make you feel good may also serve by keeping you awake all night. Stretch, practice yoga and/or meditate at bedtime. Techniques like this can help to relax you and allow your brain to rest.
Make sure the temperature in your room is as comfortable as possible. If you’re in an area that’s really hot or stuffy it can make you uncomfortable. This will just make it harder for you to sleep. Put your thermostat on 65 for the best sleeping conditions. Also, remove excess blankets so that the room is not too hot.
If you suffer with insomnia, avoid the computer before bedtime. Video games are also troublesome as well due to the flashing images and loud sounds. These keep your mind too active for sleep. It interferes with a peaceful mind that is essential to sleep.
Just like children when they’re young get to bed faster when they use a routine every day for bedtime, you can get yourself to fall asleep and keep asleep if you too have a routine before sleeping. Take a bath or listen to an audiobook to help you relax every night. Make sure that these things happen at the same daily time in order to be conducive to good sleep.
Keep that bedroom as quiet as can be and dark. Even regular lighting is something that can make it hard for the body to get rest. Reduce any noise that is in your house as soon as possible. If you cannot control some of the noise that isn’t coming from your home, then use some ear plugs or get a CD to listen to.
A lot of people have thoughts that race as they try to get to sleep. This can be very distracting and counterproductive to restful sleep. Distraction will help calm your mind. Play the therapeutic sounds of waves crashing or wind chimes to distract your mind so that you can fall asleep.
It is important not to go to sleep on an empty stomach. A light snack that contains carbohydrates may actually work to get you to sleep faster, so try a small portion of fruit or a couple of crackers. This can trigger your body to release serotonin, helping you relax.
Avoid your bedroom unless you are dressing or sleeping. If you have arguments there, have a computer in there, or anything else you may think this is where you’re supposed to be alert. Sleep only in this room to train your body.
Think about listening to classical music to help with insomnia. It is actually common for people to claim that listening to classical music as they are drifting off to sleep has been an effective tactic. It’s relaxing and soothing and may help you fall asleep.
You need as little stress as possible on you prior to bed. Use a technique to relax. It is crucial to getting quality sleep that your mind and body are relaxed. Meditation, conscious breathing and even guided mental imagery all serve.
If you have problems sleeping at night, try adjusting your wake up time in the morning, if possible. Try setting your alarm for half an hour earlier. This may be all it takes to get to sleep more easily at night. Once your body adjusts to the new bedtime, you will be able to return to your old morning wake up time.
Not all remedies will work for you. Something will help you, and it’s just a matter of trying until you find what does work. Just keep up the effort and enjoy a good night’s sleep.