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James Luckhurst
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Don't lie awake trying to get to sleep any longer than 30 minutes. If it goes that long, get up. Do something quiet and non-stimulating.
Fresh air and a room temperature between 60-65 degrees will give you the best sleeping conditions.
For alot of people, sleeping pills DO NOT WORK. They also make you feel grotty and tired in the morning
Have your spouse (or whoever) give you a massage just before going to sleep.
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Keep Regular Bedtime Hours
If you're wearing pajamas that are tight, scratchy, or otherwise uncomfortable, consider changing into something more sleep-worthy.
Try to keep your bedroom as dark as possible.
If you don't like milk, try a cup of hot camomile, catnip, anise or fennel tea. All contain natural ingredients which will help you sleep.
If you're really struggling, make an impromptu sleep mask out of an old tie and tie it gently over your eyes.
Even 15 minutes a day of exercise will give your body the activity and oxygen it needs to help you relax more and sleep better.
Deep breathing can help you relax enough to fall asleep.
If the room is too hot, try turning on a fan.
Keep Your Bed a Place for Sleep
Pick a reasonable and regular time to go to bed each night. And stick to it. Even if you don't think you're tired when the time comes.
If your pillow is too hot, flip it over.
Make sure you keep to a fixed sleep routine and don't adjust it at the weekends #insomnia
Raindrops, running water, wind, or binaural beats are all sounds that help some people sleep.
Try to stop all exciting activities at least 30 minutes before you want to sleep
Avoid naps. Save your sleep for the night time and keep to a routine
Try to keep your bedroom as dark as possible.
Too long in hot water and your body is drained of vitality.
People with "mental" jobs, like office workers, have far more trouble with insomnia than do people who work physically hard all day.
Profound breathing can promote relaxation and rectify sleep by soothing anxieties and slowing heart rate