Help! I Can’t Sleep: Tips For Curbing Your Insomnia
Plus, why texting before bed is only adding to the problem.
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).
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).