Ever have trouble falling asleep?
We all do from time to time.
Watch the video to learn some tips and tricks on how to fall asleep.
Which type of sleep problem do you have?
1. Can’t fall asleep
2. Can’t stay asleep
3. Not enough time for sleep
Do you ever have the to do list, un-captured ideas, unfinished communications, running through your head as you try to fall asleep? If so, use a notepad or journal to empty your head before you turn out the light. That way, you aren’t trying to remember everything all during the night.
People metabolize caffeine at different rates. Learn your body. Many people need to stop drinking coffee by Noon
Limit blue light.
Your room should be a cool, quiet, dark environment. Use ear plugs or an eye mask if necessary.
Find a temperature works for you. If you are too cold you may have trouble falling asleep. Use blankets, a hot water bottle, or something you can adjust without over heating or having to get out of bed in the middle of the night.
There are lots of herbs that are helpful for sleep. Different ones effect people differently, so you will have to experiment to find ones that work for you. Some good ones are valerian, lavender, chamomile, and passion flower. They come in teas, tinctures, satchels for smelling… read more.
Sam-e and GABA are supplements that help neurotransmitter levels. They can be very helpful for some, but should be used with caution.
Ideally your body produces melatonin between 10pm and midnight–but only in the dark and while you are asleep. If you aren’t asleep by 10pm, you may not be producing enough melatonin for sleep and wellbeing.
Natural Circadian Rhythm
Make sure that you get some natural daylight during the day, especially in the morning.
Get enough Exercise
Exercise helps you in numerous ways, including a great night’s sleep. Avoid exercising within an hour before bedtime, but make sure you get active during the day.
If your adrenal glands are constantly pumping adrenaline into your system, you will have trouble falling asleep. The more tired you are, the harder it can be to fall asleep. It becomes a vicious cycle that can be hard to break.
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