10 Tips for Sleepless Nights

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Burning the midnight oil?  I Struggle when it comes to falling asleep sometimes.  I will lay awake for hours.  I will think over every conversation, every interaction and just contemplate the outcomes or what I could have done or said differently.  I will even run over my to-do lists multiple times to make sure I’m not forgetting anything.  Sometimes it’s as though my thoughts are entering my head as quickly as they are leaving.  When this happens I usually need to force myself to get up and do something small to help my brain calm down.  This is here hygge has been immensely helpful.  I’m focusing on inner happiness and making sure I have the correct tools maintain internal synergy with myself.  Here are a few things I do when I can’t sleep to help maintain a balanced head space.

  1. Make a cup of tea (you can always spike it with some whiskey)
  2. Read a book
  3. Take a bath
  4. Sit outside and breathe in some fresh night air (with your tea)
  5. Write the thoughts that come into your head in a journal or on a piece of paper (I find it very calming and relaxing)
  6. Sleep on the wrong side of the bed.  This one sounds funny but sometimes when I can’t sleep I flip around with my head at the foot of the bed and sleep backwards. I don’t know why but it works incredibly well for me.
  7. Give yourself a soft scalp massage and don’t forget to massage the temples and forehead
  8. Diffuse lavender essential oil around the room and light a candle to focus on
  9. Play nature sounds softly
  10. Organize something because accomplishing even a small task is a great way to feeling better and to get on your way to a good nights sleep. For example, you could organize your bedside table or dig through a junk drawer and throw way the things you no longer need or use.

8 thoughts on “10 Tips for Sleepless Nights

  1. I donumber Six when I can’t sleep. My boyfriend laughs at me (we don’t live together but he’s seen me do it), it is just comforting and kind of like a different feel. I do like to take baths too. I have a tremendously hard time falling asleep myself. I’m lucky if I get 3 hours.

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  2. Great tips – I think pretty much everyone but my wife has or will have some issues falling asleep. Not my wife, No, she can lay her head on a McDonalds table and go right to sleep – I don’t get it either. I like to take a warm shower when I’m feeling restless – that ALWAYS works for me, and I’m a high stress guy. Great post

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