Worrying is a contributor to sleep disorders. Do thoughts race through your mind while your trying to fall asleep? Write thoughts, ideas, and things to do on a piece of paper.
Caffeine and alcohol only add to sleep disorders. Avoid either 3-4 hours before going to sleep. Everyone’s metabolism is different so if you are still having problems increase the amount of time to avoid.
Relaxing helps to avoid sleep disorders. Don’t expect your body to want to sleep right after doing the tango. Find something that relaxes YOU. Try a warm glass of milk, read a book, or meditate.
Keep your bedroom free of clutter and distractions. Is there to much light? Are there noises or lights coming from a computer or printer?
Avoid taking naps in the daytime. This can become habbit forming, which will only get you sleepless nights and encourages your brain to sleep during the daytime instead of at night.
Avoid anything habbit forming ie. falling asleep with the TV or a fan on. It has the same effect as daytime napping and when you try to fall asleep without your habbit, you will not be able to fall asleep.
Try closing your eyes and thinking of something that relaxes you. Erase all thoughts and worries from your thoughts. Imagine the soft waves on an ocean shoreline or a tree gently blowing in the breeze.
If you continue to suffer from sleep disorders, seek medical help.
Sleep disorders have been associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, obesity, and diabetes.