3 Tips To Help You Sleep

by anonymous user on May 11, 2010

There is nothing worse than not being able to sleep at night, you’ve had a tiring day, you know you have to get up early tomorrow and start all over again, but you lie there and you can’t get off to sleep no matter what you try. But what can you do to cure that? Below we look at three things you can try to help you get a good nights sleep:

 

Relax before you go to sleep: This sounds simple, but often it is not. So many people go from being totally submerged in the fast-pace of the modern world and their busy lives, straight into trying to be calm and go to sleep, you need something to smooth the transition out. We are bombarded constantly with things that try to get our attention, or things we need to get done etc, if you try to go to sleep after experiencing all that then often you lie there with your head spinning and you can’t shut off and get the sleep you want.

Most people think they can relax by watching some TV before bed, but then you are stimulating yourself with colourful and noisy adverts, explosions, twists and turns etc, which is just making your head spin even more. Reading for 20 – 30 minutes before you go to bed is one of the best ways to settle down and relax, or you could write a list of all the things you need to do the next day, that way you don’t lie awake fretting about what you need to do instead.

 

Add some noise to the night: There are devices called white noise generators that produce a constant drone that helps you sleep by dampening other noises during the night and giving you something to concentrate on. Don’t ask me why having some noise at night can help you sleep, but I keep a dehumidifier in my bedroom to make a constant humming sound so I know that it works. Give it a try and see if you like it as much as I do!

 

Exercise: I don’t mean exercise just before bed, but exercise in general during your day means you will be more tired when you go to bed and so you can drift off into a peaceful slumber. Also if you keep up the exercise then you’ll be losing weight and making your body healthier, so your sleep at night will be a better quality as your body does not have to fight as many problems when you try and rest.

There are loads of different ways for you to get to sleep quicker, these are just 3 of my favourites, and you might actually need to combine all 3 if you really struggle to get to sleep. I know these methods seem like a lot of hard work, but the next time you are lying there not able to sleep then I don’t think you’ll be grumbling about a bit of extra work if it saves you looking at the ceiling for hours every night.

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