There are a lot of reasons why you might not be able to sleep. Maybe you are spending too much time in front of screens and you aren’t turning them off early enough for your brain to stop responding to them and go to sleep. Maybe you are experiencing a period of excess stress from work or in your relationship that is keeping you up at night. Maybe you have developed a serious medical condition that prevents you from sleeping well, or maybe the medication is causing you to be unable to sleep. Whatever the reason, there are a few things you should consider before you head straight for the sleeping pills.
Adjusting your lifestyle should be the first thing you do whenever you experience a period of insomnia. Turn off the television and stop playing games on your phone at least an hour before bedtime. Reading is a great way to get your mind to switch gears. Make sure your room is a calming place to rest – don’t take your laptop in there to do work. Make sure you are getting plenty of water and exercise and you aren’t eating anything in your diet that could be disrupting your sleep.
After that, you still have the option of sleep hypnosis. It may sound silly, but over 58% of people find sleep hypnosis helpful and 81% of those who found it helpful experienced a significant increase in deep sleep. What’s more, only about 17% of the population is completely unresponsive to the benefits of sleep hypnosis, so it’s definitely worth a try.
Sleep hypnosis can help you to clear your mind and prepare your body to get a full night’s sleep. Learn more about the benefits of sleep hypnosis from this infographic, and if you are having trouble sleeping you might consider giving it a try.