Having trouble sleeping? 10 great tips that will help.
Turn It OFF:
Turn off TVs, computers, and other blue-light sources an hour before you go to bed. Cover any displays you can’t shut off.
Forget that NAP:
You’ll rest better at night. But if you have to snooze while the sun’s up, keep it to 20 minutes or less. Nap in the early part of the day.
Use a leg pillow:
Put a pillow between your legs to align your hips better and stress your lower back less.
Cover your mattress:
Over time, your mattress and pillows can fill with mold, dust mite droppings, and other allergy triggers. Seal your mattress, box springs, and pillows to avoid them.
Turn down your thermostat:
The best sleep temperature for most people is between 68 and 72 degrees.
Keep your body clock regular:
Go to sleep and wake up at roughly the same time every day, even on weekends.
Skip the liquids:
Don’t drink anything in the last 2 hours before bed.
Try a relaxing drink:
2 cups coconut milk
1 tbsp coconut oil
1-inch piece of sliced ginger/ 1 teaspoon ginger powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon organic honey
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
In a bowl, mix the ingredients, except for the honey. Mix them well, transfer the mixture to a saucepan, and place it over low heat. Cook it for 5 minutes, and add the honey at the end. Drink one hour before going to bed.
Keep your pets out of your bed:
A cat’s or a dog’s night moves can cut your sleep short. They can also bring allergy triggers like fleas, fur, dander, and pollen into your bed.
About an hour before you go to bed, read something calming, meditate, listen to quiet music, or take a warm bath. Dim the lights one hour before bedtime. Stow away your tablet, phone, computer, and TV for the night—the light can keep you awake and alert.
Talk to your Doctor:
Sleeping pills are only for short term use. Insomnia for more than one month can mean physical problems. Such as acid reflux, arthritis, asthma, or depression or even a medicine you take is part of the problem.