Help! I Can't Sleep: Tips For Curbing Your Insomnia

Plus, why texting before bed is only adding to the problem.
1 / 3

Help! I Can’t Sleep: Tips For Curbing Your Insomnia

Plus, why texting before bed is only adding to the problem.

-Carolyn French

Insomniac

Perhaps the stress from last-minute holiday shopping wound you up so tight that your body is finding it difficult to relax even though we are inching our way into the New Year. Or, those random texts from your bestie turned enemy turned what the heck are we have produced feelings of anxiety, thus harshing the bedtime mellow (more about that later).

Read Gotta Have It: A Better Night’s Sleep

The good news about your couldn’t-sleep-if-they-paid-me affliction is that there are many interesting ways to help you get back on the right track!

According to the website Helpguide.org, the following tips can make all the difference when it comes to settling in for the night.

Dark, Silent and Cool
Problem: A lot of us find it comforting to throw on a favorite movie or show while crawling under the covers. Oops! Our bodies would actually prefer to live in the pre-electricity era where once the candle burned out, so did we. Light, such as the glow from a TV, as well as too much heat can severely interfere with our ability to nod off.
Solution: Crack a window and keep the entertainment away from the bedroom (your hunny can stay but Jon Hamm has got to go).


follow BettyConfidential on... Pinterest


Read More About...

0 thoughts on “Help! I Can't Sleep: Tips For Curbing Your Insomnia

  1. ugogirl says:

    excellent tips carolyn. i learned long ago to do what you suggest and my sleep is pretty darn good :-) especially the clock, don’t look at it no matter what!!! i also went from t.v. to reading and sometimes i’m out before i flip the page. and cold beats heat for sure!

  2. violetgal says:

    Oooh chai sounds so good right now! I’ll keep at eye out next time I go shopping.

  3. ChattyCathy says:

    It takes forever for me to fall asleep. I’m going to try to focus more on my breathing.

Leave a Reply

top of page jump to top