How to sleep when you have insomnia
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

10 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Night's Sleep When You Have Insomnia

Some people can never sleep, but lucky there are some good tips on how to make the sleeping process go smoother!

1056
10 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Night's Sleep When You Have Insomnia
Lizzy Hollis

For those of us who are insomniacs, it can be such a struggle to get a decent night of sleep after we finally manage to fall asleep. Not all of us want to use sleep aid medication because of the awful grogginess it brings in the morning. Here are 10 natural ways to attempt to fix your sleep schedule!

Workout at night

There is a lot to be said for "tiring yourself out" because it works! Plus if you work out you will feel better anyway.

Try reading

To a lot of people think reading is boring. That is exactly the point. Pick up a book that you know is going to bore you a little bit. It works like a charm.

Meditation

Try to calm yourself into a sleeping state. There are a lot of good apps that lead you through sleep induced meditation. If you don't want to commit to an app try Youtube!

Melatonin

If you really need to sleep and need a quick fix this will work. However, don't overuse it because your body will start to build up a tolerance to it. So, only if you really need it!

Stay away from screens

That blue light will get you! it keeps you up and makes it harder for you to get a good nights sleep. So, Start turning your devices off way before you go to bed.

Try not to study or do work in bed.

Make your bed space only for sleeping, that way your body doesn't associate your sleeping space with stress.

Get to bed earlier

If you get I bed earlier it will give you more time to get into your sleeping zone. Time is sometimes the best cure.

Get your sleep cycle in order

Try to only sleep when it is your bed time. If you Take naps then your body and brain won't be sleepy when you need to sleep!

Avoid big meals

Food gives your body energy so don't eat right before you go to bed! I know snacking in bed and watching some Netflix is the best, but try to avoid it.

 Organize

If you can have your next day organized then you will be less stressed and therefore sleep better!

I am far from a sleep expert but I do suffer from insomnia. These things help me get some sleep. So try them out, and if they work, stick with it!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

8 Things That Should Be On Everyone's Holiday To-Do List

December is around the corner, are you ready?

1117
8 Things That Should Be On Everyone's Holiday To-Do List
Unsplash.com

As they tend to say, its the most wonderful time of the year! People have begun to compile their Christmas to-do lists in anticipation for the season of sugarplums and gingerbread.

The history of the Christmas to-do lists goes back hundreds of years, almost as old as the holiday itself, however, people tend to fall out of this habit as they get older. This is unfortunate, as the theme of Christmas tradition can add bundles of the spirit of joy to your families.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Fall Weather Must-Haves

Put away the swim suits and your favorite high-waisted shorts!

2403

The transitional months of fall can cause some fashion headaches as you try to figure out what clothing to keep in your closet. With limited amount of college living space and the ever-unpredictable Nebraska weather, sometimes it’s difficult to know what should be taking up that precious closet space as you transition into winter. As you pack away those tanks and shorts for the chilly months ahead, get your closet ready with a few Fall must-haves. 

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Take a look at the articles driving big conversations on Odyssey.

3885
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/video/we-are-rollins-odyssey
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/video/we-are-rollins-odyssey

At Odyssey, we're on a mission to encourage constructive discourse on the Internet. That's why we created the response button you can find at the bottom of every article.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Holidays With A Small Family

I wouldn't trade what we have for the world.

5955
Matt Johnsn

When I was a kid I always went to my grandparents house whenever we celebrated any sort of holiday. We were a decently sized family and it was always a blessing to be in their house and surrounded by love during the holiday season. However, that all changed when my grandfather passed away and my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The family then began to drift apart and life went on, and we ended up all celebrating our own holidays with other family members.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Safe Spaces Or Regressive Spaces?

Turns out shielding yourself from ideas can be detrimental to your ability to learn

4344
www.semipartisansam.com

College is a place for people who want to learn. That is the primary function of any academic institution. Its purpose is not to coddle us, nor should the community always be in agreement with us. We are supposed to surround ourselves with a variety of viewpoints that challenge us to learn, not the same repetitive points of view that make us happy.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments