12 Effective Strategies to Help You Sleep

Having difficulty getting a full, restful night’s sleep? Join us as we tackle every feature of the night routine, by preparing your distance to the final lights-out, which means that you can sail into dreamland — and also learn how to get back to sleep even if you pop up. Take charge of your sleep routine and learn how to let go of your daily worries by following these 12 tips.

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1. Have a bathroom. Warming your entire body and then slowly cooling down is an excellent way to market rest. Light candles and add essential oils if you like, read a book, sip refreshing herbal tea and start the process of letting go of your day.

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2. Wind. It helps to consider going to sleep as a process that begins hours before your head hits the pillow. After your bathroom, get into cozy jammies and closed off your notebook, TV, phone and other devices. Lower the lights marginally all around the house — lighting candles or twinkle lighting is a wonderful nightly ritual — and also invest some time in an unplugged pursuit. Read, talk, pick up a craft project or listen to music.

3. Pick bedding. It pays to splurge here if possible. Sheets come in direct contact with your body and can make a massive difference in the way you are feeling in bed. Get to understand what type of sheets feel best to you and stock up on these. Donate old, worn sets if they’ve begun to tablet or feel uneasy — two collections of high quality sheets are much better than a closet filled with scratchy ones.

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4. Make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary. Think about editing your bedroom down to the essentials. Remove the computer, both the TV and other apparatus. Declutter your nightstands, your closet and under the bed. Make sure any artwork, pillows or decorations elicit calm, restful feelings, and move everything else to some other area. Assess your mattress, sheets, blankets and pillows for relaxation, and update anything that is not absolutely a joy to sleep on.

Spend a couple of minutes making your bed and picking up the room daily, which means that you are able to go back to some clean, refreshed area in the evening.

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5. Stick to a sleep schedule. Going to bed and waking up in the same time every day can help your body find a comfortable rhythm. If you have been falling asleep much too late, then try very slowly adjusting your bedtime to an earlier time — even five minutes or so earlier — every night until you have reached a longer reasonable time.

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6. Raid the fridge. It is true that using a heavy dinner in the evening can make it more challenging to get to sleep but going to bed hungry is not much better. If you are genuinely hungry, have a small, healthful snack before tucking yourself in. Simply allow it to be free of caffeine and alcohol, since they can both impact sleep.

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7. Try aromatherapy. Tap into the power of your perceptions using essential oils in your bedroom to encourage rest. Lavender is well known for its relaxing properties, but you may get another scent you like more — experiment to find out what works for you. Put a couple drops of this oil in your prebedtime bath or use a diffuser in your bedroom. You may also dilute essential oils together with water in a spray bottle and (gently) spritz your sheets and pillow.

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8. Read something tender. Attain for a book, but not you know you won’t be able to set down. Search topics that are interesting for you but also require some concentration — nonfiction, philosophy, nature writing or something inspirational. Hopefully after a couple of pages, you’ll feel your eyes start to close.

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9. Make it dim. Once the time comes to shut off the lights, how dark is the bedroom? If streetlights out creep through your curtains, invest in a set of blackout colors. Remove any devices that light up or blink, such as your laptop and cell phone. Put your alarm clock in the hallway or substitute it with a very simple analog clock that does not light up.

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10. Do a sound check. Some people need utter silence to fall asleep, while others favor music or white sound. If you aren’t sure that you prefer, experiment with sounds (or too little sound) until you find something that really does the trick. For a quiet night, try earplugs, a white sound machine or an air purifier. If music helps you relax, create a bedtime playlist for yourself no longer than an hour and set it on lightly before climbing into bed.

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11. Drift off. If your mind seems to begin racing a mile a minute as soon as you climb under the covers, then try “dumping” your ideas into a diary. Do not worry about the way the words come out; just write without raising your hands in the paper until your ideas start to slow down.

Turn out the lights, lie down and pay attention to your breath next. You could try counting your breaths (begin again every time you eliminate count) or concentrate on calming your body from head to toe, one part at a time, until you fall asleep.


12. Get back to sleep. If you awaken during the nighttime, first try using breathing or relaxation exercises to quickly drift off again. If that doesn’t work, get up and read for a couple of minutes in another room. Head racing? Pick up that journal and write them down. Just keep the lights low and get back in bed after 10 minutes approximately.

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