Better Ways To Gain Better Sleep With 7 Simple Tips

Whether you suffer from short-term insomnia or severe chronic insomnia, treating insomnia is easier than you think. Here are 7 simple steps that provide a natural cure for insomnia and put you on the path to a better night’s sleep

Step 1. Set a bedtime routine for yourself.

Set aside time for going to bed and getting up in the morning and stick to them. Experts agree that most of us need about seven or eight hours of sleep per night, but this varies from person to person. You have to find out for yourself if you can handle six hours a night, or if you need nine hours. In any case, set a time to sleep and a time to wake up, and stick to them.

Step 2. Organize your bedroom.

The bedroom should only be used for sleeping (and making love), so plan accordingly. Set the temperature to a comfortable and cool level (between 65 and 70 degrees) and make sure your room is well ventilated. If possible, sleep with the window open or, if that is not good, make sure that the air can circulate in the room, perhaps using a fan. Also, make your room as dark as possible when it’s time to sleep and avoid the common mistake of leaving the light on if you want to get up at night.

Step 3. Reduction in external stimuli.

Avoid doing anything that will stimulate your body or mind within an hour or two of falling asleep. Don’t do your daily exercise at this time or decorate the guest room.
Also, try turning off the TV before going to bed. I know, it’s not easy and you might say “it’s impossible”. If so, don’t stop the fun exactly, but try to be selective about what you watch and choose hobbies.

Step 4. Reduce internal motivation. If you are a tea or coffee drinker, try removing them from your evening routine. This also applies to other beverages with caffeine or high sugar levels, such as many colas and hot chocolate. Also, avoid drinking alcohol. While a drink before bed may help you sleep, it certainly won’t improve sleep.

Step 5. Avoid overeating. If, like most people, you eat at bedtime, limit eating dinner and avoid foods with high protein and foods with fat or sugar. Try a small bowl or low-fat cereal or yogurt.

Step 6. Get rid of your worries and anxieties. If you are the type of person who sleeps while your mind is racing and pondering all the worries of the day, this is a trick to get rid of the confusion in your head. Just before you go to bed, take a notebook and write down all your worries and concerns. The simple act of writing them down will make your mind relax and unwind.

Step 7. Do something positive to induce relaxation.
It’s easy to talk about the importance of being relaxed when you sleep, but how often do you do things to relax, instead of expecting relaxation to come. Add recreational exercise, and perhaps meditation, to your survival schedule Go to bed about 15 minutes before bedtime. Relax, close your eyes and do one of the many relaxation or meditation exercises available. With little practice, you will fall asleep before you finish the workout.

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