Fixing Common Sleep Problems
When spring arrives and the clocks change, many of us find that we have trouble sleeping. Sometimes, this can be from a disturbance in routine, an unsettled mind or stress in everyday life. There’s a close relationship between sleep and mental health, which is why it’s so important to cope with sleep problems quickly and effectively. To help, we’ve rounded up a few common sleep struggles and tailored solutions.
Problem: Cannot fall asleep/stay asleep
Most people experience short-term insomnia at some point in their lives. Insomnia includes having trouble falling asleep and waking up too early. Jet lag and seasonal time changes can impact your sleep pattern, although your internal body clock tends to readjust itself within several days. A good way to practice sleeping soundly is to relax before bed, keep technology out of the bedroom, establish a calming routine before bed, and avoid bright lights when waking up in the middle of the night.
Problem: Sleeping during the day
Feeling tired throughout the day is normal. However, it’s not normal for drowsiness to interfere with your routine activities. If you’re feeling sleepy frequently during the day, you might simply need to make more time to sleep at night. Experts say that most adults need at least eight hours of sleep every night to be well-rested, but the reality is that you need however many hours it takes for you to feel rested.
Problem: Active mind keeping you from sleeping
If you have anxiety or an active internal monologue keeping you from falling asleep, try to keep a sleep journal by your bed. If you can’t sleep, write down everything you’re thinking on paper so that you can release it from your mind. Doing so can help to settle you down for bed. Practice meditating before sleeping and clearing your mind to allow you to fall into a peaceful sleep.
Do you have tips to help you fall asleep? Let us know! For all of your personal and commercial insurance needs, contact the team at Humble & Davenport Insurance.