We’ve all been there, times where you can’t fall asleep no matter how hard you try. Tossing and turning all night, adjusting your pillows until it’s time to get up and start your day bleary eyed. One of the most common culprits for not getting any sleep is -Anxiety. Sleep deprivation can also cause anxiety. Anxiety can be anything from worrying about something, to panic. A lot of the times, it gets worse at night.
Looking at your phone right before you go to bed can make you anxious. Setting a time for yourself to stop looking at your phone is a good way to prevent this. You don’t need to be scrolling through Instagram or checking your email up until the last second you go to bed. To help remind you, it’s good to set an alarm to stop using your phone.
Exercising is a great way to relieve stress. It can also help alleviate symptoms of anxiety. Exercise helps force your body’s physiological symptoms to help communicate with the rest of your body.
Get Rid of Negative Thoughts
Throughout the day, if you happen to think negative thoughts, it’s a good time to be aware of what triggers them and acknowledge that they are there. Writing them down is a great way to process them.
Make Your Room Comfortable
This goes along the lines of not using your phone, and not watching TV. And of course no computer. Even reading in bed can make it harder to fall asleep (This is something I do). You want to make your room a sanctuary so you can relax and recharge.
What do you do to help you sleep better at night?
FYI, I am not a doctor nor do I have medical training. If you have major anxiety problems, please seek help.