Do you struggle with nightmares, too? It is a serious complaint, though there are a lot of people that make fun of such complaints. But nightmares can be tough to live with. They can just disrupt your sleep, but furthermore, really give you anxiety or cause serious sleeping problems. So, yes, you can ignore all the haters and care about your sleeping habits. Not only for immediate comfort but also long-term: lack of sleep can be dangerous and threaten your health. So here are a few ideas on how to start building a good sleeping routine. If those tricks don’t help, though, maybe you should talk to a professional.
Routines are key
Yes, as human beings we like routines. We love the element of repetition, and we need those small routines to have a stable and safe life. It gives us a feeling of security and allows us to shut off our brains. This is so great because then we can be healthy, productive and give our brain some time to recharge. Having a routine before going to bed and one right after getting up is highly recommended, so don’t hesitate to build one.
You could even use objects to trigger your routines. Like, let’s say, whenever you remove your throw blanket from your bed, your nighttime ritual has begun. After a couple of days, this will be ingrained in your system and you will start to get sleepy the moment you touch your throw blanket.
Furthermore, it’s recommended to have set times for going to bed and also getting ready for bed. Start your routine at the same time every night and once your body has gotten used to it, it will start to get tired when you need it to. That will help you fall asleep more easily.
The comfort of your bed
Make your bed inviting and comfortable, so you enjoy staying there and falling asleep. Get pillows and a soft blanket and just anything you can get your hands on to elevate your experience. Sometimes life is all about feeling luxurious and getting there with the little things.
Other ways to fall asleep
There are calming teas that can help you go to bed at night. They help you calm down your body and enter sleep mode. Again, it’s best if you make it a part of your routine and repeat this every single night.
Move during the day to tire your body out and guarantee that you’ll feel nice and heavy when you lay in bed. Limit the time on your devices and don’t scroll on your phone right before going to bed. It can keep you up at night, so it’s best if you just avoid that.
Sleeping problems can be tough and we know. It’s okay to struggle, though, and you’ll find a way to deal with it. Try to identify the cause of your troubles and then gradually work towards fixing them.