You get into bed, turn the lights off, close your eyes and try to fall asleep, but sleep is nowhere to be found.
Hours are passing by and anxiety sets in. You don’t want to be spending a few hours counting sheep or staring at the walls.
If this scenario is all too common in your life, then you may find these tips useful:
Stick to a schedule
This way, your body will know when to sleep and when to wake up. You will know when it’s time to relax and when to leave stress aside. Try to go to sleep and wake up at roughly the same time every day. This way, your body will get used to this schedule and will automatically shut down easier when you’ve “tamed” it.
Keep a journal
This habit will help you get rid of stress hormones and can be your friend in times of anxiety and loneliness. There’s no need to be organized. Just write down whatever is keeping you up at night and this way, you will have an easier time when the time comes to shut your eyes and clear your mind.
There are lots of sleep-promoting natural herbs and minerals that you can consume before going to bed.
One of the most popular minerals you can use is magnesium. Scientists have proven that it can make you basically sleep like a baby once you’ve consumed it.
One herb that is growing in popularity that is beneficial from more points of view is Kratom. This herb can help you go to sleep and it can also relieve pain and promote well-being. Only order from the top Kratom vendors because the Internet is full of shady suppliers.
Yes, exercise does energize, but at the end of the day, your body will have experienced the amount of effort it was initially evolved to sustain. Your body will basically be begging you to become one with your bed. On top of that, exercising helps you go to sleep, reduces stress, tones your muscles and improves circulatory health.
Get at least seven hours of sleep every night
The amount of sleep people need in order to feel fully refreshed varies from individual to individual.
Still, most doctors recommend that you get around 6 and 8 hours of sleep. Anything less and your body may experience increased resistance to insulin, which may lead to diabetes when you’re older.
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