Do you have a hard time sleeping at night? Do you find yourself up late into the night trying to go to sleep. You may have sleep insomnia or another sleep disorder. This is serious and can have serious effects on your overall health if not treated properly. Sleep disorders can lead to serious health complications and problems later on in life. Here are some tips to help with your problem and start getting more sleep each night.
Make sure you get plenty of exercise during the week. This will help you get to sleep and give you more energy each morning when you wake. Working out naturally helps the body get to sleep as it tires out your muscles and ligaments. Another great exercise tip, is to stretch before you go to sleep. Stretching not only works on your flexibility but if done before you go to bed, stretching can help you relax and fall asleep quicker. Stretch your lower back and hamstring muscles and this will help you doze off as your body will be more relaxed.
Avoid drinking caffeinated drinks like coffee or soda late in the afternoon. These types of drinks can stimulate your nervous system and create a buzz which may keep you awake at night. People typically drink things like coffee or soda when they want to stay awake so its obvious counter-productive to getting sleep if you drink something like coffee or soda a few hours to right before you are preparing to go to bed.
Do not go to sleep hungry at night. You will definitely not be able to sleep if you are constantly thinking about eating. Have a light snack before you go to bed and this will help calm your stomach. Something light like a yogurt or a piece of fruit or a small bowl of ice cream can help feed your appetite and help you fall asleep.
Try to incorporate a set routine for when you go to sleep each night. You want to get into to the habit of going to sleep at the same time each night. This will help regulate your sleep patterns and ensure you are getting proper rest each night. Its important that you go to sleep the at the same time if you work the overnight shift at your job. This is critical since you won't have a normal sleep pattern and will be working when you would normally be sleep.
Also, you want to sleep as long as you need to but you want to avoid oversleeping as this may cause drowsiness and drain your energy levels when you wake up. Its so tempting to stay in bed when your alarm goes off but the truth of the matter is, you are not getting rest when you are laying in bed awake. This actually will make you more drowsy when you get up.
Lastly, if none of the tips above help you, then consider seeking professional help. Your doctor may give you medication to help with your sleeping disorder and give you even more tips that will help improve your sleep health.
These tips should help you deal with your insomnia or sleep issue. If they are not of any help to you, then you may consider setting up an appointment with your doctor as mentioned above. He or she may prescribe a program for your or give you medication to cure your condition. I hope these tips work for you and that you start getting more sleep every night. Good Luck!