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!

1055
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

Falling For Fall

Super Cute Home Decor and Food Ideas for the Autumn Season.

423
Jamie Cahoon

I don't know about you but Autumn is my favorite season of the year. The leaves are falling, the air is crisp and tops of the mountains begin to be sprinkled with snow. Being as I'm not Haloween's biggest fan, I love to decorate my home with super cute fall decorations. I have found 11 of the cutest DIY decor items that are both inexpensive and adorable. Ballin' on a college kids budget makes for fun craft nights instead of buying the items at a ridiculous mass produced price.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Slavery Was NOT Abolished

Jeevti from Pakistan would like to tell you so herself.

1981
Standard.net

Unfortunately, at this time of year, we tend to overlook how incredibly blessed we are. We live in a free world, where we should not have to fear being penalized for our gender, sexual orientation, beliefs, or values. This is a fact we take for granted; in many other countries, simply being born female makes you an immediate target.

Keep Reading... Show less
Melisa Im

My Ethnicity

Hispanic is not a race... it’s an ethnicity. The term Hispanic describes a group of people whose common thread is language and/or culture. I’m a Hispanic woman born in Argentina to Korean parents. I self-identify as Hispanic/Latina and my personal experiences can’t be summarized by the color of my skin or the languages on my tongue. That is because every single person in the universe has a unique experience. Whether someone labels me as Korean or Argentine or American, that will never change my experiences as a Spanish speaker, immigrant, child of divorced parents, Californian, college graduate (Go Bears!), omnivore, writer, or any other label I choose for myself.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

When In Nashville

Here's some things you could do.

5111
Kaitlyn Wells

I have had the opportunity to visit so many places in my lifetime, and recently one of those places was Nashville, Tennessee. There is so much to do and see in Nashville but here are some of my favorites that I would highly recommend.

Keep Reading... Show less
Your Work Week As Told By Michael Scott And Stanley Hudson

"The Office" is basically the best American TV show created in the past 15 years (you can fight me on this). And through all its hilarity and cringe-worthy "that would never happen in real life" moments, the show really does have a lot of relatable themes, as can be seen by the little compilation I put together of Michael Scott and Stanley Hudson.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments