We all experience sleep difficulties from time to time for a variety of reasons.
We can help ourselves greatly in this respect by returning our bedroom to the room it was intended to be before media took over. A bedroom should be a quiet, cool, comfortable room with all media removed. Televisions, computers and back lit phones will all prevent you from getting a proper, decent night’s sleep.
Eating about 3 hours before bedtime will give you time to properly digest your meal and making sure that meal is wholesome and nutritious will help even more.
A warm bath or shower before bed will help, as will avoiding caffeine for at least six hours before bedtime. A good bedtime routine will help your mind and body to know that it is time for sleep.
If you have unhelpful thoughts – write them down with a promise to yourself to deal with them tomorrow, and switch your thoughts instead to a Gratitude List.
If you like lavender oil – a few drops on a pillow case can also be an aid to sleep.
If you are doing all of the above and still finding that sleeping is difficult for you, there may be some underlying reason that speaking with a Counsellor may help you to explore.
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