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Put Insomnia To Rest

Samantha McDougal

Posted on March 01 2021

tips for beating insomnia and improving sleep quality.

Insomnia? Hate in. Sleep? Need it. Below are 5 tips you can try if you've been having trouble getting a good night's sleep. 

1. Get Comfortable

Your bedroom should be a peaceful place for rest and sleep. Room temperature, lighting, and noise all play key roles in helping you fall asleep and stay asleep. Consider researching the best type of mattress for your preference, black out blinds if you're sensitive to light, and powering down the television if there is one in the bedroom. 

2. Exercise Regularly 

Regular exercise can help improve sleep quality and duration. Moderate exercise on a regular basis, such as walking or biking, can help relieve some of the tension built up over the day. Be careful not to do vigorous exercise too close to bedtime though, as it can have the opposite effect and keep you awake. 

3. Limit Eating & Drinking

Eating a late dinner or snacking before going to bed can activate the digestive system and keep you up. Caffeine is also found in many foods, beverages, and even certain medications. So eating or drinking something before bed that you may not be aware is caffeinated could keep you up, too.

4. Cut Down On Caffeine 

As previously stated, caffeine interferes with the process of falling asleep, and also prevents deep sleep. While many people rely on it to keep them up in the morning, the effects of caffeine can last for several hours. So to maintain good sleep habits, try avoiding caffeine in the afternoon and evening.

5. Meditate

There are many apps available offering hundreds of meditations for those in need of sleep. You can even find sleep meditations for free directly on Youtube. Meditating before bed can help quiet the mind and body while enhancing inner peace. 

 

These are five simple ways to improve your quality of sleep and put insomnia to rest. Looking to enhance your sleep even further? Check out a few of our beneficial OTD products below!

 

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