Things You’ll Need
- Eye Cover
- Ear Plug
- Eye Pillow
- Good Quality Mattress
- Carbohydrate Snack
- Turkey meat
Try and maintain a regular bedtime schedule. Going to bed and waking up at the same time everyday keeps your body clock regulated and helps prevent insomnia. The easiest way to slip from the regular schedule is to sleep in on weekends. Even though it is very tempting to sleep in, I have noticed a marked improvement in how quickly I fall asleep when I force myself to wake up on weekend mornings at my regular time.
If you are having a hard time falling asleep, drink a glass of warm milk to prevent insomnia. It relaxes you and helps you fall asleep quickly.
Sometimes, eating a carbohydrate based snack or turkey before going to bed helps prevent insomnia. Chemicals released after eating these foods also helps you relax.
But be sure not to eat a big meal right before going to bed. Indigestion and heartburn may keep you awake at night if you do so.
Do not watch TV for at least 3 hours before you go to bed to prevent insomnia. Don’t watch or read the news either. In fact, you should only do relaxing things for a few hours before you go to bed, such as reading a relaxing book, having a laid back and loving conversation with friends and family, knitting etc. and you will find yourself falling asleep quickly.
Do not drink any coffee or caffeine at least 5 hours before bedtime to prevent insomnia.
Exercise for 30 minutes earlier in the day. It will tire you out and make your body ready to fall asleep quickly by bedtime.
If lights or sounds are keeping you up, use a ear plug and an eye cover. I like slightly tight eye covers because the pressure helps my eyes rest. You can also use an eye pillow (usually contains flax seeds instead of cotton) on your eye to help you fall asleep quickly.
You spend a third of your life in bed, so invest in a good quality mattress.
Step Ten Good luck and good night. See you in the morning 🙂
Tips & Warnings
- As always, consult a doctor if home remedies for insomnia does not prevent it.