8 Things To Try When You Can't Fall Asleep

There’s nothing worst than lying in your bed at 3 in the morning and staring at the clock, wondering when you’ll fall asleep. Those who have insomnia understand this struggle too well. You need to start your day early in the morning, every day, but you are unable to go to sleep every night, and eventually, it starts affecting your mood, your health, your work, productivity, and everything else you can think of.

There can be a few things that are keeping you awake. For example, artificial lights in your room, stress,  distracting noises, or it might be an illness like one related to the digestion that’s keeping you awake. You need to understand that to sleep well; you should be in good shape and health, physically and mentally.

We know it is annoying, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find your way right back into that sleep-induced state. There are a few useful tips you can try that might help you out!

1. Read a book

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The book that has been on your side table for weeks and you haven’t read it, now’s the time to open it. Dim the lights in your room so you can feel relaxed and comfortable. This will help you to go to sleep.

2. Listen to relaxing music

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Listening to acoustic or straightforward music might be helpful in getting your eyes to droop.

3. Start Walking

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If you are unable to sleep, try to walk around for a while.

4. Avoid eating before going to bed

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You need to stop eating before going to bed. I’d suggest not to eat anything 2 hours prior to going to bed. Otherwise, you’ll end up staying awake, digesting your food.

5. Adjust your temperature

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You need to make sure that the temperature of your bedroom is in accordance to what suits your body. It shouldn’t be too hot nor too cold. Just set it right and get snoozing.

6. Try the 4-7-8 technique

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All you need to do is: Inhale for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds, exhale for eight seconds, and then repeat the entire exercise. This will help in decreasing your heart rate and blood pressure, which will make you fall asleep.

7. Quit caffeine

You need to cut it down. Once the caffeine is out of your system, your sleeping patterns start to get better. If you can’t quit caffeine, then avoid taking anything caffeinated afternoon.

Let’s hope that these tips and tricks will help you sleep better. Remember that these tips cannot replace your doctor’s advice. If you have severe sleep problems, make sure to consult a doctor.

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