We can all agree that sleep is important, but what happens when you can’t fall asleep at night? If you find yourself counting sheep more often then “catching z’s,” try some of these tips for falling asleep:
- Create White Noise
When it comes to difficulties falling asleep, noise can sometimes be to blame. If you can’t avoid or eliminate the noise around you, consider creating using a fan or recording of soothing sounds to mask the noise of the world around you. You can also create white noise by setting your radio between stations.
- Reset Your Thermostat
A hot bedroom might also be affecting your sleep. Most people sleep best in a slightly cool room. Try setting your thermostat around 65 degrees.
- Make Sure Your Bed is Comfortable
Believe it or not, you need adequate space when you sleep. Make sure your bed provides enough room to stretch and turn comfortably. If you often wake up with stiffness, aches or a sore back, you may also need to invest in a new mattress or a different type of pillow.
- Try a Relaxing Bedtime Ritual
Giving yourself time to relax and unwind can help you sleep easier. Consider letting your body, and your brain, wind down with one of these bedtime routines:• Read a book or magazine by a soft light
• Listen to books on tape
• Take a warm bath
• Listen to soft music
• Do some easy stretches
• Make simple preparations for the next day
Once you’ve fallen asleep, the next challenge often becomes waking up. Make your entire sleep routine more pleasant by adding an energizing wake-up call. SleepTracker monitors your sleep patters and wakes you up during a cycle of light sleep, so that you wake up easier and more prepared to start the day!