What are some of the things you can do to stop your insomnia? Let’s start with establishing a sleep schedule and sticking to it. Keep your bedtime and wake time consistent from day to day, including weekends. Make sure to exercise and stay active throughout the day so that your body is tired and ready for the much needed sleep at night. Researchers have found that moderate aerobic exercise is the most effective at relieving insomnia.
Check your medications and confirm with your doctor that they are not causing your sleep issues. Make sure to eliminate or or keep naps very short. Try to eliminate or reduce caffeine. Cut back or eliminate your alcohol consumption. Stop smoking or taking any other nicotine products. Make sure to treat any pain you may have. If you are unable to reduce the pain on your own then make sure to visit a doctor. Avoid large meals and beverages before bedtime. Stop checking your social media accounts before bedtime and put your phone in another room if possible.
It has been recommended that drinking warm milk or chamomile tea before bedtime can help with your insomnia. Maybe upgrade your pillow by winning our weekly pillow prize? Both are believed to have effects on the brain that make it easier for you to fall asleep. Making sure your room is dark makes it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.