Trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. Virtually every person experiences difficulty falling asleep at some point but if that is your case every night for so long now then you’re most probably already experiencing the negative consequences of your lack of sleep.
The first thing to ask yourself is what keeps you from falling asleep? If you go to bed with a really full stomach, you’ll naturally find it hard to get a shuteye. That’s why it isn’t recommended to eat so much before bedtime. Two or three hours before your time to sleep would be an ideal time to have your dinner.
If you’re used to doing intense activities prior to your bedtime then that’s another thing you should consider changing. Some people workout extensively right before hitting the sack. While you may immediately sleep in exhaustion, you’re also very much likely to feel restless and unable to sleep.
So if you’re wondering what the best way is to get a good night’s sleep, there really is no special secret. What works for others may not work for you and vice versa. The key is to determine what keeps you from falling asleep and then take action from there.
You can keep a regular sleep schedule, a pattern will help you sleep better and wake up feeling more refreshed this way but you have to make an effort to stick to it as it’s important to be consistent to achieve the result. Another thing you can do is to make your bedroom as comfortable as possible and remove all the distractions. Yes, stop tinkering on your phone. Keep your ipad away instead of using it while waiting for yourself to get drowsy.
If you don’t have the slightest idea what’s keeping you from falling asleep then it’s recommended to see your doctor. Sleep is a very precious time that allows our body to do its natural repairing and without it, the consequences could be life-threatening. If you have a sleep disorder you’re not aware of, it is best to get it diagnosed for proper and timely treatment.