Why is sleep so elusive to many of us? Very often sleep difficulties arise when we’re worrying about something, when not feeling well, going through menopause, pregnant, or when worrying about not being about to sleep.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, try the following:
1- Use your bedroom and bed for sleeping only. Don’t read, watch TV, and/or eat in bed.
2- Don’t nap during the day.
3- Plan for 8 hours of sleep and go to sleep at a time which would allow for that. Going to sleep too early will make it that much for difficult to fall asleep.
4- Tell yourself that you’re going to bed to rest, don’t make sleep the goal.
5- If you become anxious because you want to sleep and can’t, get out of bed and do something that will keep you busy and distracted. Go back to bed to rest after an hour.
6- Place your clock out of sight so you can’t stare at the time.
7- Limit caffeine, including chocolate to before 3 pm.
8- Limit alcohol intake.
Doing the above consistently for a week to 10 days should take care of the issue.