I have a lot of people come into the store looking for help sleeping. While they usually just want me to hand them a pill to help I like to try to talk about ways they can help themselves sleep without having to rely on melatonin or taking some other pill.
Shut off technology an hour before bed: Watching tv, being on your computer and being on your phone is sensory stimulating so it wont help relax you.
Create a night time ritual that helps you unwind: make a nightly habit of drinking tea, take a bath, stretch or do some yoga moves, meditate or do deep breathing exercises, drink a glass of wine
Read: reading always helps me fall asleep, sometimes I can’t even get through 3 pages without dosing off.
Write things down: whenever I can’t sleep because I am thinking about too many things I like to wake up and write it all down, that way it is out there and I will hopefully stop thinking about it and get a good nights sleep.
Exercise daily: exercising will help you get a good nights sleep. It helps give you a chance to de-stress and take your mind off the busy day you may have had.
Do you have trouble sleeping?
How do you get a good nights sleep?