5 Best Sleeping Tips for Insomniacs

Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 05:38 PM

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Here are the five best sleeping tips for insomniacs:

1. Keep a regular sleep schedule:
It’s a must to get back in sync with your body’s natural sleeping-waking cycle or your circadian rhythm, which is one of the most important strategies for achieving good sleep. If a person starts developing a regular sleep schedule, and goes to bed and gets up at the same time each day, they feel much more refreshed and energized. This fact holds true even if they alter their sleep schedule by only an hour or two. Therefore, consistency is important.

2. Make your bedroom more sleep friendly:
Besides the number of hours in bed, it’s also the quality of those hours of sleep which count. You should make sure you have a quality sleep environment. The quality of your bedroom environment makes a huge difference in how well you sleep. You should keep noise down, keep your room dark and cool, and make sure your bed is comfortable.

3. Create a relaxing bedtime routine:
If you make a consistent effort to relax and unwind before bed, you will sleep easier and sounder. A peaceful bedtime routine sends a powerful signal to your brain that it’s time to wind down and let go of the day’s stresses.

4. Get stress and anxiety in check
Do you find yourself unable to sleep or waking up night after night? Residual stress, worry, and anger from your day can make it very difficult to sleep well. When you wake up or can’t get to sleep, take note of what seems to be the recurring theme. That will help you figure out what you need to do to get your stress and anger under control. Controlling your emotional turmoil is one of the best tips for insomniacs.

5. Eat right and get regular exercise
A person’s daytime eating and exercise habits play a role in how well they sleep. It’s particularly important to watch what you put in your body in the hours leading up to your bedtime.

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