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Overcoming Sleep Difficulties in 8 Easy Steps

Speak to anyone that you know and chances are they’ve probably had trouble sleeping at some point in the past. Maybe they had a caffeinated cup of coffee before bed that kept them awake longer than they wanted. Perhaps they went through a stressful period in their lives and had too much to think about, making it impossible for them to fall asleep in a timely manner. Whatever the cause, no one likes the idea of staying up late at night without being able to fall asleep. To help you beat your sleep issues, here are eight handy tips.

1. Look for possible sleep conditions

Whether it’s insomnia or other similar sleeping disorders, make sure you’re not suffering from something that needs medical attention. See a doctor if you believe it’s affecting your health so you can fix these issues before they become a problem.

2. Play some soothing music on a timer

At times, all it takes for someone to fall asleep is a gentle distraction. Having some gentle music in the background without any vocals is a great way to keep your mind from thinking about too many things so that you can fall asleep more easily.

3. Practice a bedtime routine

A bedtime routine helps to prepare your body for sleep. If you practice this on a regular basis, your body will eventually become used to the routine and automatically start slowing down as you start it. Take a look at this informative article at to learn more about how you can plan a better bedtime routine.

4. Stop caffeine 5 hours before bed

Caffeine keeps you awake and makes you jittery. If you’ve ever tried to drink a cup of coffee before bed, then you’ll know how awful it feels to try and fall asleep. Cut the caffeine early so your body has time to get it out of your system.

5. Try a different mattress

Comfort is king when it comes to sleep, so consider changing your mattress. Take a look at guides such as to find the right mattress for both your budget, bed and needs.

6. Exercise to use up energy

When you exercise earlier in the day, your body naturally becomes tired and expends energy that you’ve stored from sleeping. By draining your energy throughout the day by engaging in physical activities, your body will feel more tired and worn out, resulting in comfortable and faster sleep.

7. Stop napping and sleep more

Napping ruins your internal clock and doesn’t provide you with much revitalization. It takes roughly 30-40 minutes of sleep before it’s actually beneficial to your body or else it’s just a waste of time that will make you feel groggy. Instead of napping an hour during the day, just sleep an extra hour at night.

8. Relax your brain before bed

Don’t engage in any activities that use your brain before bed. Don’t play video games, don’t do work and don’t do a puzzle on your phone. Relax your brain and let it wind down as you fall asleep.


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