I’m no sleep expert. But I know what it’s like to lie awake for hours before falling asleep. And to wake up on and off all night long. Or wake up and lie awake … for hours, yet again. It’s stressful. It’s depressing. It’s frustrating.
Over the years I have used some simple tips to help improve my sleep. I’ve tried many sleep ideas. Some helped. Some didn’t. I tried various combinations of ideas. For me, there is no one thing that works, all the time. But I have learned to listen to my body and not to stress when I have “those” nights.
My quick tips for sleep include:
- Don’t stress. Basically, let go of the stress about not sleeping. Do the steps that you can and listen to your own body wisdom.
- Breathe. Breathing techniques are helpful for many issues and can definitely help calm the mind and body.
- Don’t box yourself into someone else’s regimen. You have to create the right “sleep routine” that works for you.
- Be comfortable. Create comfort in whatever way your body needs so you can relax more. There is no “right” position or place to sleep.
- Eat right. While eating a healthy diet is likely to help, sometimes the right bedtime snack is the most helpful part of that diet.
- See a doc. Make sure you don’t have some other issues going on causing your sleep issues. And get some input.
- Give it time. Be patient with yourself and your body.
Nothing terribly new and exciting in that advice. But keeping it simple can be a good place to start.
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Here’s to healthier living, day by day (and night by night)!