Do you have some nights when you just can't sleep? If you struggle with insomnia, you may even dread bedtime, knowing that you'll be tossing and turning for hours with no respite. Insomnia is horrible, often because it's hard to get to the root of. However, there are some things that you can do to try and get a better night's sleep. Here are some suggestions.
Make sure that you have a comfy bed
Your bed should be sturdy and comfortable, with the right strength and firmness to suit your body type. Many of us buy beds purely based on style, but it's important to consider your personal needs and how a specific bed could improve your sleep too.
For example, not only do our reinforced beds provide a comfy base, but they are strong, so are great for people of all weights. They also provide a solid bed for any type of mattress, such as our Brick Mattress, which is excellent for those with back issues.
Your bed is the first point of call when assessing what is causing your insomnia, so make sure that it's the right one for you.
Block out light and sound
Do you have streetlights coming through your window? Or is there a lot of road noise that comes into your room at night? If this is the case, it might be causing your insomnia, and you should work to find a solution. You could install blinds on your windows to block out the light, but if you live in a rented property or are unable to do so for other reasons, a sleep mask could be a good alternative.
Try to eliminate noise where possible, but if you can't do much about this, earplugs can work well. Silicone ones are generally more comfortable and better for your ears.
Work on eliminating stress
Eliminating stress takes a while, but it may well be the root cause of what is keeping you up at night. Try some gentle meditation to clear your mind of stressful or anxious thoughts, and work to combat stress in your daily life as well. Try to take steps to avoid unnecessary workplace stress, and work through other areas that may be causing you problems. If you don't know where to start, you could see a professional therapist who specialises in stress and sleep disorders.