Having trouble falling asleep? You probably tried everything you can to help you with your sleep, but you still find yourself staring at the ceiling every night. Research shows that almost every second person in the world suffers from insomnia, and it’s more common as you get older. According to data from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, short term insomnia can be triggered by stress, depression, malnutrition or fatigue.
The first thing you can do is to try and stick to a sleeping schedule, so it will become a routine and your body will get used to it, and you will be going to sleep at the same and waking up at the same time even on weekends.
You know when people say that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well that is true, a good breakfast is very important to stop and prevent insomnia. The key for a good night of sleep is not just in the bedroom, it’s also in the kitchen. Make sure you have well balanced meals during the entire day, but the breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day. And try to avoid eating big meals that contain a lot fat before going to bed, because digesting all that food requires a high amount of energy.
And take it easy with the caffeine, caffeine sticks around in your system up to 7 hours, so try to skip that cup of coffee in the afternoon, it will help you fall asleep faster and it will also keep you from getting up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet.
Give yoga a chance. Doing some yoga stretching before going to bed will put your body and mind at ease and will help you sleep better.
Put away your mobile phone and your laptop if you want to get a good night of sleep. The light keeps your mind occupied and engaged long after you shut them down, so try and avoiding getting on your phone or your laptop before bed.
If you want to get a good night of sleep you should definitely try these things and you will wake up well rested and go to sleep at a reasonable time.