Insomnia affects millions of people every year and we all know that it can have a detrimental impact on our health. But what are the answers for those of us who struggle to achieve regular good nights sleep? Models Direct have come up with some great tips on how to improve your sleeping habits.
Establish a good routine
A good routine is valuable to humans from very early in life and this is as true for adults as it is for babies, so try to establish a good bedtime routine. We would suggest that you eat your last main meal no later than 6pm and that, couple of hours before you wish to sleep, you should try a combination of calming pastimes.
Try some light exercise
Half an hour of walking, stretching or yoga is a great way to relax – so try one of these activities before your evening meal and it should help later when you wish to settle in the evening. Meditation is also a great idea and is something that you can try later in the day or evening. You can pick up meditation CDs in many stores these days, or you could try listening to calming music whilst sewing, knitting or engaging in a similarly calming activity after your evening meal.
Reading, writing and other calming activities
Television and chatting on the phone can both interfere with relaxation, so when it gets near your chosen bedtime consider playing a board game, reading or writing a journal instead. Gentle games such as Scrabble are far less stimulating than watching TV and will help you to engage positively with your family or housemates. Journals can give you a good outlet for any feelings that you need to express which may have accumulated during the day and they also help when trying to discover patterns or links to restless nights.
Bathing is a fantastic way to relax, particularly with your favourite scented bath oil or foam. You could also try some Dead Sea or Epsom salts or some lavender or rose essential oils – which are renowned for their calming properties.
If you are lucky enough to have a partner who is willing to give you an occasional massage then take full advantage, as this is a wonderful way to relax. However, you can also learn self-massage techniques and even simple things like rubbing your scalp with circular motions can help ease headaches and stress so give it a try.
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