How To Have A Good Night Sleep Even If You Are Stressed To The Max
I do not know a single person who has not lain awake at night tossing and turning unable to fall asleep. There are many things that can trigger a sleep disorder, whether it is a work related stress or a family drama, you are still in control and can do some things to deal with it.
Identify your stress trigger
If you know the source of your sleep disorder then you are among the lucky ones. This means that you can work things out and try your best to find a solution. But in case you are dealing with many things and you cannot seem to find a solution to the problem then we suggest you to deal with your issues during the day. You have to reach that point when you can be able to quiet your mind before you go to bed. If you leave all the thinking for your bedroom then you will most certainly have another tossing and turning night.
Make Atmosphere In Your Bedroom
In order to have a good night sleep you need the perfect environment for that, starting from perfect mattress and pillows to the normal room temperature. You have to find a solution to anything that disrupts your sleeping like partner who snores or a dog who wants to sleep in your bed too.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine
Some people are really more sensitive to caffeine than others. If you are one of those people you might not consume caffeine after 5 pm. And this does not mean only coffee, but also chocolate, green tea and sodas. Alcohol is also very deceiving since people think that they sleep better with alcohol but latest research show the opposite. People who drink alcohol, especially women sleep less than when they are sober.
If you wake up during the night do something boring
If you are stressed and you wake up in the middle of the night then you should not stay in bed for a very long time. This way you will start thinking about your problems and worries so it is possible to stay up all night. The best thing you should do is to find a boring activity and as soon as you feel sleepy get back to bed. Do not turn the TV or read a book because they are also stimulating and can keep you awake. Instead, you can iron some clothes for example.
If your insomnia still remains, seek professional help
If you have eliminated all the distractions and created the perfect atmosphere in your bedroom and you still cannot sleep, it is possible that you are suffering from chronic insomnia. If you cannot sleep more than 3 months then a clinically significant problem might exist. Your physician might refer you to see a sleep disorder doctor or a cognitive behavioral therapist. It is possible to fix the problem with some simple games before going to bed. It can be that easy, so do not wait for too long.
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