Insomnia getting in the way of falling asleep fast or staying in dreamland? After long hard days at work and juggling a hectic to-do-list, simply climbing into bed may not be enough to bring relaxation and quality sleep.
According to YouBeauty, one sleep strategy could be as easy as repetition, giving your brain the perfect distraction for stress to slip away.
Your bedtime routine should began at least 90 minutes before you tuck and include soothing activities such as taking a warm bath, drinking herbal tea, praying, or listening to music in very dim lighting.
To encourage drowsiness before falling asleep or after waking up in the middle of the night, distract yourself outside of the bedroom for 15 minutes by coloring, reading, doodling or any other activity that doesn’t require much thought and calms you. After those 15 minutes are up, try lying in bed again. If you aren’t asleep in 15 minutes get up and go repeat your activity again, this may need up to 4 cycles to have an effect.
While this method may take a few attempts to work as you must retrain your body and brain to learn when to relax, and how to only associate your bed with sleep, it’s certainly worth a try for more peaceful nights. What sleep strategies have been helping you beat those sleepless nights lately?