It may be the easiest thing to do, but for some people sleeping can be as difficult as climbing Mount Everest. One turns off the lights, lie down, and shut the eyelids, but as soon as the head rests on the pillow the mind immediately lights up, gearing into overdrive and thinking everything from tomorrow’s work to next week’s bills. And sometimes the amount of effort given on trying to get unconscious even becomes so grating that it makes sleeping all the more difficult.
Stress is a big contributing factor in most of these cases, but sometimes it can be as simple as having too much caffeine during dinner. Barring any major emotional distress or looming problems at work, there should be no reason as to why getting a shuteye on a regular week day can be that difficult. Sometimes all one has to do is to tweak a few simple habits to reach slumber land.
First off, get the television out of the bedroom. The TV is a great stimulator and when trying to fall asleep the last thing that you want is something that will stimulate the mind. This even goes for those brain-dead TV series that you think will cradle you into sleep. As long as there is a flickering light right in front of you, getting a shuteye will definitely be difficult. The solution: take the TV out of the bedroom and put it in the living room where it belongs.
Second, don’t drink caffeine or any drink for that matter that contains this ingredient. This includes coffee and soda, which just might make your mind hyperactive when you least want it to be. Go instead for hot tea or even wine, which actually relaxes the body.
Third, check the mattress. The folks at hmkMattress.com cite that with constant use, your mattress may have produced unexpected slopes or snugs here and there and without you noticing it. The mattress has in fact been effectively keeping you awake all this time. Ask your doctor for the best kind of mattress and shop around. Nowadays you don’t even have to go out of the house to do this. There are sellers of mattresses online, which you can easily check out.
Try out these tips and you may just find the solution to a good night’s sleep.