What To Try If You’re Having Trouble Sleeping

Sleep is something that evades a lot of people. If you’re having trouble getting to sleep at night, the problem could be a number of things. You’ve got to try and work out the best way to get to sleep so that you can get those all important hours. It may feel as though you have tried everything, but we’re sure that there’s at least a couple of things that you haven’t thought of yet. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you should try if you are having trouble sleeping at night. If you want to find out more about this topic, keep reading below.

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Now, obviously we’re not suggesting that you get behind the wheel and start driving if you want to go to sleep. Instead, you should ask someone else if they mind taking the wheel for a little while as you see if this works. It’s a great trick when you’ve got a baby who doesn’t want to sleep because the motion helps soothe them to sleep, so it might work for you too. In fact, a lot of people find it easier to sleep in the car than they do when they are staying still. As such, it’s well worth a try if you’re struggling at night time.

If this is something that you are interested in, you should look into investing in a high-quality sound system for the car so that you can play your music while you’re going around. You can find some reviews of options at a site like zenaracing.com. Looking at sites like this will help you determine which system could be the best for you, so it’s well worth checking out.

Another thing that we think you should try is keeping all the electronics that you own out of the room. This will ensure that you aren’t being impacted by any of the blue light that they emit because this can cause issues with sleeping. As such, when it’s time for bed, you should leave your phone, laptop and all other devices outside the room, and preferably downstairs completely away from you.

Not only is this helpful for the blue light problem, but it also ensures that you can’t be tempted to turn over and play with it. We know the temptation and we know it well. You want to check your messages and see if anyone has spoken to you. You want to scroll through social media just to kill the time a little bit. But, doing things like this will keep you awake for longer, so it’s never a good idea even if you’re bored.

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Have you ever thought about not going into your bedroom unless it’s time to sleep? Or at least, going in there minimal amounts of times and only when you need something from there? You should never get into bed if you’re not going to be going to sleep as this sends the message to your brain that it’s just another place for your day to day activities. 

If you can manage to get yourself into a routine where you only go to bed when it’s time for your night time sleep, you are going to find it much easier to get some rest through the night. This is because your brain gets the message that when you get into bed, you’re going to sleep for the night, so it knows that it’s time to switch off everything else and allow you the rest you need. 

Something else that could help is coming up with a night routine. For example, if you brush your teeth, do anything that you usually do like if you have a skincare routine, change into your pyjamas, let all the stresses of the day go, and then go to sleep every night, eventually it will just become a habit to go to sleep after these things. As such, each night, as long as you complete the routine, you should find that getting to sleep isn’t so much of a problem. Of course, this isn’t fool proof and sometimes it won’t work, but it will for the large majority of nights.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you should try if you’re having issues sleeping. Sleep is difficult for a lot of people, but it’s essential that you get it where you can and as much as you can, otherwise you could be in some serious trouble health wise. Hopefully, something on this list will help you go to sleep.

This is a collaborative post.

Melinda

3 comments

  1. Good advice about the bedroom. We have never had a TV in our bedroom. We agreed that it was sacred in that the bedroom is a place of peace and rest. We also kept our kids out of our bedroom; it was the once place they didn’t have free access! Love your post!

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