It comes in the darkness of the night, slowly prowling onto our beds, gnawing on the edge of our mind and slowly entering our thoughts – insomnia. We all experience it at one point or another as it voids us of the one luxury that gives us complete peace – sleep. Lack of sleep causes frustration, anxiety and stress, which are all emotions that lead to unproductivity and inefficiency.
Here are 5 ways you can get rid of insomnia and enter dreamland without any drama:
#1 Have the Perfect Environment
Too hot or too cold – either can be uncomfortable. Your body and mind need to be at peace, so make sure you have a cool environment with a light duvet to ease yourself into sleep mode. Lighting also makes a difference, so opt for complete darkness or a small nightlight. The perfect environment can only be created when you are comfortable – so wear something lose and soft.
#2 Avoid Caffeine and Alcohol
This one’s a no brainer – no coffee, nicotine or alcohol before bed (this includes late in the evening). So make sure you don’t wind your body up by having any caffeine!
#3 Watch your Diet
Big meals before bed mean feeling bloated and uncomfortable. Try to have your dinner at least 1.5 hour before your bed time. This means you can slip into sleep without those noises coming from your belly. No matter how much you want, stay away from that fridge and avoid midnight snacks at all costs!
#4 Get rid of Distractions
TV in your bedroom? Mobile phone under pillow? It is time to make your bed room an oasis of sleep. Remove any distractions to make sure that you have no distractions to wind up your brain before bed.
#5 Train your Body’s Sleep Cycle
As creatures of habit, you can train your brain to fall asleep and wake up at certain times. I have tried it and it works. So make sure you stick to your routine and have your perfect 8 hours of sleep every night. So it is finally time to kick out the insomnia monster and hello to beauty sleep!