Still suffering from acute insomnia? It is harmful for your health but don’t be sacred yet. With some simple healthy tips, you can get your sleep back, from tonight!
1. Always keep the same time of getting sleep, from Monday to Sunday.
It may be one of the healthiest habits which we could tell, after you set this bio-clock naturally, you can easily seize your sleep back. We do know that this habit is hard to keep on your weekends or holidays, but if you can insist continuously, your body will follow the sleep pattern regularly. Call it circadian rhythm or natural clock, it is the first thing to help you to start and keep a good sleep every night.
2. Check your bedroom to make sure it is comfortable enough.
Well this tip is simple, use an air conditioner when it’s hot. A cooler environment will sure to help you sleep tight. Use earplugs to eliminate noise, an eyeshade to kill the light. A quiet and dark room can make yourself relax, and loose your minds quickly.
3. Leave other stuff out.
Move your PC, laptop, TV, pets, and tablets elsewhere except the bedroom. Bedroom is for bed, and bed… well, is for sleeping and having sex. Electronic devices like tablets and mobile phones will stimulate your nerves therefore you will be awake for a LONG time. Some people even doing worse, they lying on their beds and playing tablets like iPad, surfing Internet and watching TV shows. It is no good for your sleep as well as your eye sight. Pet like doggies and kitties will not be good friends when you are trying to sleep, if you don’t want them say hello to you or jump all over your body, then keep the outside for a while will be a wise choice.
4. Wines, coffees, and cigarettes.
I know you use stuff all above for keep you awake in the day time. But you should try to avoid having them for 4-6 hours before your sleep. Alcohol, and nicotine can disrupt your sleep, well the caffeine in coffee, tea, and soda (chocolate as well) will keep your alarm for a while.
5. Don’t take naps if not necessary.
Have you ever heard of “sleep drive”? It simple means the longer time that you awake, the sleepier you will get when you sleep. Taking short naps can reduce the “desire” of your sleep for sure, and you will find that it is difficult to sleep later. Naps are acceptable when you are extremely tired, but try to not take many of them during the day. Otherwise, you may have a sleep disorder in the near future.
6. Go to gym from time to time.
Your body needs physical exercises. It is good if you can do some everyday, but like wines and cigarettes, do not go to gym 4-6 hours before your sleep. Exercises which are too close to sleep will be no good since your body is still in the “sport mode”. It may take a longer time to “calm down”.
7. Invent some “Pre-sleep Routines”
Your parents may tell you fairy-tales when you are a baby. Well this thing may still work even if you are an adult now. Read a piece of poet, or listen to some classical music, a hot bath, or a book which are too complicated to understand (from personal experiences) will be helpful to add you some “sleep drives”.