I have always had a hard time trying to fall asleep. Since kids? Ya, sleep is now harder than ever to get, but it is slowly getting better.
I admit, I do, at times take Z zzz Quil (is that how you spell it??), to help me fall asleep. Not every night, but on night’s that sleep is just not coming. Do you take pills to fall asleep? Or do you go the most natural route?
To help you fall asleep (and hopefully stay asleep!), Dr. Chris Renna has put together a list for you of ‘10 Tips to Skip the ‘Script and Fall Asleep Faster‘. I hope this helps those of you that have a hard time falling asleep!
10 Tips to Skip the ‘Script and Fall Asleep Faster
Restless tossing and turning, trouble falling asleep, or staying sleep, are a familiar routine for many Americans over the age of 40. Things like stress, insomnia, and sleep disorders make it difficult to maintain healthy sleep patterns.
In the past few years, more and more people have turned to sleep aids like Ambien to help them get to sleep faster and longer. Today, more than 9 million people are prescribed sleep aids, a number on the rise.
Changes in sleep are normal as we age, but there are still some tricks that can help you sleep without a trip to the pharmacy. Dr. Chris Renna, the founder of LifeSpan medicine, has a few simple and effective tips for improving your sleep:
- Turn off overhead lights
- Avoid artificial blue rays from electronics
- Eat dinner earlier
- Avoid stimulating activities and exercise
- Take 2-5 mg of sublingual melatonin
- Take 25 mg of Benadryl as needed
- Watch TV from a distance of 10 feet or more
- Read instead of watching TV
- Turn off lights at the first hint of sleepiness
- Quiet your mind, however, you can
I have been using sound machines for as long as I can remember. They always seem to help ease the stress of my day away, and leave me feeling more relaxed. It might take some time to find what works for you, but a good night’s sleep is important for a happy and healthy lifestyle. With a little practice and patience, Dr. Renna’s tips for great sleep can be a natural part of your nightly routine. So, lights out!
How Do You Help Yourself Fall Asleep? Any Tips Or Advice You Want To Share/Add?
I was having such a hard time falling asleep every single night that I literally took the ipad to bed with me, went to youtube and found some nature sounds to sleep by!! But I found out that basically I was overwhelmed by work and my brain couldnt sleep because of that. I’ve been off work for thre weeks now and not only do I fall asleep instantly, but I get a really good deep sleep now. I wonder how bad its going to be when I have to go back.
Kim Delatorre says
Hopefully, when you go back to work, you will still be able to fall asleep!!