Do you sleep well at night or do you toss and turn? Some people seem to fall into dreamland as soon as their heads hit the pillow. Unfortunately, many others spend more hours staring at the ceiling than they do snoring. Here are a few tips on how to sleep better.
Find the cause of your sleeplessness
One of the most common causes of sleeplessness is anxiety. There are a number of people I know who can fall asleep but inevitably wake up after a couple of hours and are up for the rest of the night. This is often caused by our brains not being able to shut off. Anxiety is a real thing and needs to be managed in order to sleep better.
Experts agree that exercise during the day can help you sleep better at night. Exercise has long been known for its ability to de-stress our minds and release relaxing hormones into our bodies.
Wind down properly
Many new parents will know that the key to getting your baby to sleep through the night is to establish a bedtime routine. When we do the same thing every night before bed, it signals our brain that it is time to sleep. It may help to make sure your room is dark as this assists in the release of melatonin which regulates your sleep. It’s good to bear in mind that cell phone use before bed is a major contributor to a restless mind. People who stop watching screens at least an hour before bedtime and read instead, seem to fall asleep easier and stay asleep longer.
While I am no expert in this field, I do recognize that it is a real struggle for many people. Being able to manage our anxiety is key to experiencing a fulfilling and happy life.
One of the most effective ways I have found to manage anxiety is being able to turn to God in my time of need. Do you feel like you can turn to God or does He seem distant and far off?
The truth is that God is close to those who are struggling and is never more than a whisper away. Releasing your stress and burdens to God is an amazing gift.
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