Insomnia is a sleep disorder that manifests itself as a lack or poor quality of sleep. It can be caused by certain illnesses, a poor lifestyle, and can also have psychological causes (stress, anxiety, etc….)
Lack of sleep is a problem that affects the daily lives of those affected. In the case of mild insomnia, there are a few tips that you can use to sleep better at night.
Adopt a healthy lifestyle
The first good practice to observe when you suffer from nocturnal awakenings and lack of sleep is to make sure that your lifestyle is healthy. Alcohol consumption, for example, causes sleep fragmentation and therefore does not allow you to get a good night’s sleep. Cigarettes, on the other hand, tend to keep you awake.
Therefore, avoid exciting substances before going to bed.
Sleeping environment: catching dreams and light
Your room can also influence the quality of your sleep. You should therefore make sure that it is soothing and helps you to fall asleep. To do this, you should dim the lights so that your body registers that it is night, and therefore time to sleep. You can also install a dream catcher in your room. This object is known for its soothing virtues since it aims to capture nightmares to prevent them from disturbing sleep. With its web-like threads and hanging feathers, the dream catcher can also help you eliminate bad thoughts and thus give you a relaxing feeling that is conducive to falling asleep.
Showering before bedtime
Taking a shower or bath before going to bed is also a good way to help you sleep. Showering will lower your body temperature. Thanks to the effect of the hot water, your muscles will be more relaxed and your brain will understand that you are in a state of rest. This will make it easier for you to fall asleep.
Finally, avoid placing a television in your bedroom. If you like to read, avoid electronic readers as well, because their screens are too bright.
Sleep at fixed times
It is very important that your biological clock is set to the minute to get your body accustomed to the different phases of the day. To do this, you should make sure that you follow fixed daily bedtime and wake-up times. The more regular your rhythm is, the more your body will record information and follow what you tell it to do.
No screen before bedtime
Screens, whether it’s the telephone, a reading light or television, are the main enemies of a good night’s sleep. Indeed, the blue light they emit disrupts the secretion of melatonin and disrupts the biological clock, which fatally leads to insomnia.
It is therefore imperative that you avoid looking at a screen at least one hour before going to bed. Remember to turn off any screen one hour before going to sleep, and your sleep will be all the more regular.