Sleepless Night? Try These Solutions
We all know how hard it can be when you’re finding it difficult to fall asleep at night. The theory is simple. We work all day, have dinner and an evening at home, and then we turn in. By rights, the amount of energy we have expended that day should be waiting for payback when you put your head down. But nothing happens. Even though you feel exhausted, you’re still completely unable to fall asleep. It’s horrible, and it gets worse as time goes on.
There are many ‘methods’ that help you fall asleep, but if you have chronic sleep issues, you’re not going to want to try and count sheep, or stare at the funny little smudges on the ceiling. You want to go to sleep, and fast.
There are ways to make your sleep more possible, and not so ridiculously difficult to achieve. However, with such a wealth of options on the market, it can be difficult to not feel overwhelmed sometimes. We thought we’d take a look at a few ways you can get some more sleep, and hopefully get more out of your day.
If you were expecting an easy way through this, you’re going to be disappointed. Just like children feel tired after a manic day of fun, you will be tired and probably sleep a lot better if you exercise every day.
Now, it’s important to remember that this does not mean a ten-mile run every day. Instead it just means thinking about some exercise goals and sticking to a schedule that helps you meet those goals. Just ten minutes of reasonably intensive exercise a day will set you up for a longer sleep.
Keep the sunlight coming
This involves being our in the sunlight. Ever been to the beach and felt tired afterwards? That’s because sunlight helps you produce the hormone melatonin. This means that the more you stay out in the open, taking in those rays, the more likely it will have a beneficial impact upon our sleep patterns. It’s important to get fresh air anyway, and if you have a sunny day out there, get exposed to it.
Make the room a sanctuary
It’s worth remembering that the best sleep comes to people who are settling down to rest in a nice and calm atmosphere. This means making your bedroom a true sanctuary. It needs low lighting, comfortable bedding, and even a brand-new bed to help you nod off quicker and longer.
Add even more into the mix with special blackout curtains. These work well with infants who can’t sleep, and they’re just as effective for adults too.
Essential oils diffuser
These have become more popular in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. Lavender is an amazing and gentle inducement to sleep, and it really helps many people on a daily basis. Having some lavender in an essential oil diffuser means you get the opportunity to have a more relaxing time before bed. This sets you up for a good night’s sleep, and makes it easier to stay asleep.
All of the above are recognised ways to get to sleep if sleeping is an issue. Obviously, if you’re a chronic insomniac, you may need to see your doctor before you decide on the best course of action. Otherwise, try the ideas above and see if any of them help.