Do your nights look like this? Are you exhausted and yet unable to sleep?
Insomnia can be an inability to fall asleep easily or an inability to stay asleep or both. There are physical, emotional, mental and energetic reasons for poor sleep, but often our own bad habits contribute to or create insomnia. The good news is that natural healing can occur when we change our habits. The following changes will usually improve the quality and quantity of a person’s sleep. Sometimes they will completely correct the problem of insomnia.
1. Go to bed and get up at the same time everyday, even weekends.
Our bodies love rhythm and routine. By going to bed at the same time we train our bodies to be tired at bedtime.
2. Limit caffeine consumption to the morning.
Remember black tea has the same amount of caffeine as coffee. Green teas have less but can still affect sleep. One more common source of caffeine is chocolate and the darker the chocolate the more caffeine it contains. So have your chocolate dessert at lunch.
3. Drink no more than one small glass of alcohol in the evening.
This will help you sleep but drinking more will cause sleep disturbances from lack of REM sleep to having to make nighttime trips to the bathroom.