Did someone cast a spell on me to keep me awake? Is there a different spell to help me sleep? Do I need a good luck charm or magic chant that puts me under? There isn’t a magical cure for insomnia, but the tips listed in this article may help.
Talk to your doctor to see if a health condition is keeping you up. Some conditions, like restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea and migraines can cause insomnia. Treating these ailments can foster much better sleep.
Try doing physical exercise. It may not be something that’s clear to you, but insomnia is something that office workers deal with more than people whose work is physically difficult. You need to get your body tired out from time to time so it can rest better. One way to get exercise is to walk for about half an hour at the end of each day.
Sometimes it helps to get up a little earlier. Even 30 minutes of extra wake time during the day may be enough to make you tired at bedtime. Monitor how much sleep you need and stick with a schedule each night.
Make your bedroom as quiet as possible, and dark. The proper atmosphere can help a lot with rest. If you can get rid of a noise, do it. If there is outside noise that you can’t control, consider using ear plugs or play a soothing CD.
A lot of people have thoughts that race as they try to get to sleep. Distracting, stressful thoughts can keep you up all night. For those who find it hard to quiet their mind on their own, a basic distraction can be extremely helpful. Listen to soothing noises like wind chimes or thunderstorms; this is a great sleep aid.
Only use your bedroom to sleep or dress. Do not, under any circumstances, have an argument in your bedroom. This will prevent sleep from happening. Train your brain to know the place is just for sleep.
Don’t try to force yourself to go to sleep; it never works. You should go to bed when you feel tired instead of trying to follow a regular schedule that does not correspond to your internal clock. While you may think this is a contradiction, a lot of people think they can force themselves to go to sleep, when sleep would come easier if they simply waited a while.
Don’t be discouraged if something doesn’t work for you, just adapt it or try something else. Once you’ve found one which works, you’ll be ready to sleep well again. Here’s to many sweet dreams!