Tips for Falling Asleep
Exercise regularly. Exercise in the morning can help you get the light exposure you need to set your biological clock. Avoid vigorous exercise close to bedtime if you are having problems sleeping.
Keep a small notepad next to your bed. If you start generating to-do lists while you’re trying to fall asleep, write them down, and forget about them until morning.
Try herbal remedies if an aid is needed (such as a relaxing herbal tea or Deep Sleep by Herbs, Etc). A nice herbal tea could become part of your relaxing bedtime routine as well.
Try Progressive Relaxation Techniques. If you find that you’re laying in bed awake and can’t stop your mind from racing, progressive muscle relaxation is an effective way to connect mind and body, relaxing both at the same time. Here’s a great video that can give you an idea of how to do this on your own while you’re lying in bed.
Which technique will you try this week? Let me know in the comments below. If you missed Tuesday’s post (part 1 of this series), check it out here.