I Can’t Sleep At Night. What Do I Do?
As someone who used to have a ton of trouble falling asleep and staying asleep at night, only to find myself feeling totally exhausted throughout the day, I believe that I can give you some helpful tips that you can use.
First of all,you need to get yourself onto a regular sleep schedule. Like anything else in life,you need to set up a routine that will give you the time to get to sleep at a good hour, rest through the night, and then wake up when you have to get ready to take on your day. I recommend going to bed no later than 10 p.m. because that gives you plenty of time to wind down, fall asleep, and wake up early the next morning after getting plenty of hours of rest.
Also, if you find that you can’t sleep, it’s a good idea to avoid consuming anything with caffeine later in the day. According to this Advantage 21 article, caffeine can stay in your bloodstream for a whopping 14 hours! Wow! So, think about that when you are drinking a cup of coffee. If it’s in the middle of the afternoon or in the evening, that might be why you are having trouble sleeping at night.
Finally, what I found helped me a lot was changing up my bedroom environment. I bought blackout curtains for my windows to keep any lights from outside from coming into my room. I bought a sleep mask that I now wear nightly, and I also keep the temperature lower than I used to because keeping your room cooler can help you fall asleep and stay asleep.
I hope these tips will help you get the rest you need!