Insomnia – 16 Tips To Help Sleep Like A Baby

by Houston Vetter - DocResults on August 4,



Insomnia: For all those who have difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep at night. Here are some suggestion to bypass insomnia. Please use the ones that work for you and forget about having to use them all.

Insomnia – 16 Tips To Help


1. Turn off the lamp!

2. Keep pen and notebook or voice recorder next to your bed and write down or record all ideas that occupy your mind. Once written down, consider the idea saved for later and that way you get to let the thought go.

3. Listen to relaxing music or what is termed New Age music. Of course if you don’t have a record, cassette or CD player that will automatically turn off, we don’t suggest this. If you have to get up and turn it off at the end, you’ve obviously lost its effect.

4. Clear your sleeping space. Male sure your bed is not clutter with stuff that can interrupt your movements during sleep.

5. Don’t stress over not getting enough sleep. Accept that you may be up all night or you may fall asleep, and that no matter how tired you are tomorrow, it’ll all work out in the end. Once you’ve accepted that, you don’t have to think about sleep anymore – instead, allow yourself to think about things that are relaxing and naturally cause sleep, not actually caring about whether you sleep or not.

6. Acute and chronic pain can be a causal factor sometimes resulting in chronic and persistant insomnia. If you don’t sleep well, the pain the next morning can be worse. In the case where chronic insomnia is present together with pain, guided imagery or hypnosis may be a good consideration.

7. Try to do something relaxing before getting into bed. Meditation, relaxation exercises, or even just a warm bath can make all the difference when it comes to getting a good night sleep. Invest in a good relaxation CD and some relaxing essential oils, such as lavender or clary sage.

8. Sleeping in, no matter how much you want to, will throw your bed time schedule completely out-of-whack. Even if it’s the weekend, make it a goal to get up at the same time each day.

9. Avoid alcohol and nicotine.

10. Only use your bed for sleeping! It seems irrelevant, but using your bed as a home base for everything from eating, working,or using Facebook weakens your mind’s association between your bed and sleep. Using your bed for various activities will make it more difficult to turn off your thoughts when you want to sleep.

11. On the other hand, a light snack before bed time may be sleep inducing.

12. Deal with obvious sleep disturbances. You may need to find healthy, creative solutions to cure insomnia if you’re sleeping with a partner who snores, moves around a lot, or is on a different schedule. Love may be blind, but it’s not oblivious!

13. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time of night and day 7 days a week. Don’t stay up later or sleep in on the weekends. Changing these patterns disrupts the internal clock which ultimately disrupts the sleep routine.

14. Melatonin – makes you sleepy.

15. Start a sleep ritual. Convince yourself you need a glass of warm milk or to read a little of a good book before bed.

17. If after all this you still suffer from chronic insomnia then and only then, before taking sleeping pills find someone who is well versed in guided imagery (GI). All you have to do is consult with a GI specialist take a voice recorder with you, record the interview and listen to the voice for 15 minutes while you guide yourself to sleep.

To Your Best,
Dr. Vetter –
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