Trouble Falling Asleep
Trouble falling asleep and insomnia – I can’t sleep
Are you have trouble falling asleep? The fact is that if you don’t sleep well each night, you will not be able to function properly the following day. Experts say each one of us should get eight hours of sleep but I have noticed that it is not really true. I have friends who are very efficient and active with barely six hours of sleep each night while one remained sluggish even with nine hours of sleep. So the thing is that we all need to do some trial-and-error to find the right mix.But one thing is for certain – if you have trouble falling asleep, it will be extremely difficult to do what needs to be done. Literally everyone of us have a certain time where we have to get up and go but if those hours are insufficient, we just have to slough it out and go ahead with the day without it.
Here are a few tips I picked up from friends and acquaintances over the years which you might want to try in order to find your ideal bedtime.
Trouble Falling Asleep Tips
(1) One of the main reasons people have trouble falling asleep is drinking too much soda and coffee. As such, although they may be physically tired, they can’t sleep at all because the soda and coffee had stimulated that part of the brain which keeps them awake and alert. Hence, cut down on such drinks/beverages, especially at the end of the day, or else you will end up tossing endlessly. The best alternative for you is to switch to decaffeinated drinks in the afternoon, say before 4pm. If that doesn’t help, try stopping earlier, say at 3pm. Because all our bodies are different, you need to do a bit of a trial and error here.
(2) Another reason why some people have trouble falling asleep is that they could not cope with all the stresses of life properly. All of us are confronted with stress in varying degrees day-in-and day-out but some of us can handle them better than others. Those who have trouble getting rid of them won’t be able to sleep even when they are lying on the bed because they keep mulling over the same problem in their head. One of the best advices I got on how to deal with stress is to write down everything that is bothering me and then consciously tell myself that I will deal with them and find solutions to the problems the next day. This method works for me. Give it a try for it may work for you too.
(3) Another possible reason for trouble falling asleep is the amount of noise and distractions in the surrounding areas. This again depends on the kind of person you are. Some can sleep very soundly even if plenty of children around while some could not sleep even with the slightest of noise, such as the ticking of a wall clock. Here are something things you can do to resolve this problem- move the television set out of your room, invest in a white noise machine, use eye masks or find a way to block all the distractions (such as using ear pads). These small modifications are often the solutions you need.
(4) The problem affecting you might be one or a combination of a few listed above. That is why you need to experiment a bit. Try one at a time or try all of them together. Mix and match until you get the combination right.
Go See The Doctor If You Still Have Trouble Falling Asleep
If you still have trouble falling asleep after using all these recommended solutions, then its best you talk to your doctor about this insomnia problems. The same advice goes is you have sleeping too much problems. Do not simply resort to sleeping pills because its continual to treat trouble falling asleep issues can become addictive and could affect your health.