If you have be searching for ideas for things to help your insomnia, then the following suggestions might help. You don’t need to deal with it. Good sleep is possible, but you need to know and understand your options.
Create a bedtime routine, and follow it faithfully each night. You could start by watching a favorite show with a cup of herbal tea. A bath, or washing your face, and flossing your teeth could come next. Get into bed, and read a peaceful book, or devotional, then turn the lights off. Once you get used to the routine, sleep should be the natural next step.
Sleep only as long as you need to feel rested. Hours of sleep aren’t like rollover minutes on cellphones; you don’t get those hours back by sleeping longer. Sleep just until you’re rested each night. Don’t sleep a lot one night and then think you can sleep less the next.
If you suffer from insomnia, sometimes you may find that counting sheep will work for you. Counting sheep will distract your mind and help you mind relax so you can fall asleep. Most people will not remember counting to 100 the next day. Try this next time you cannot fall asleep.
Try to wake up earlier than usual. Being awake about 30 to 60 more minutes in the morning may be something that helps you to be tired at night. Set your alarm and wake up just a little bit earlier for better sleep the next night.
If you find yourself having trouble with insomnia every night, stop drinking anything with caffeine in it by noon. This may sound extreme or like self-deprivation, but the effects of caffeine can actually be felt many hours after consumption. Enjoy your coffee or tea by lunch, and forgo them in the afternoon or early evening.
What you eat and drink before bedtime can have big effect on eliminating insomnia. Avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks and heavy meals within 3 hours of your regular bedtime. If there is a prescription medication that you are taking that may cause wakefulness, discuss a better time to take that medication with your doctor.
If you are having trouble sleeping, the first thing you should do is to visit your primary care physician. Occasionally, there is an underlying medical disorder that may be causing your symptoms. This could be as simple as stress or anxiety. However, it is best to be checked out and then go from there.
About half an hour before heading to bed, warm up a glass of milk. Drinking it will calm your nervous system and allow your body to rest when you lay down in bed. The calcium in milk is particularly effective in targeting jumpy nerves, making it the perfect before bed drink.
Now you should know what goes into getting a good night’s sleep. That sleep that you so desperately want, is now very close at hand. Utilize the tips that have been provided so that sleep is within reach and insomnia is out the door.