Sleep might be hard to come by during Menopause Women during menopause often have trouble falling and staying asleep and could have right-out insomnia. The hormonal changes in the body cause night sweats and restlessness. Here are several tips to … Continue reading →
1. Keep your bedtime somewhat consistent.
If you tend to get sucked into late night TV shows you don’t even enjoy, set a calendar reminder on your phone that alerts you 30-60 minutes ahead of time, to prepare for the night.
2. Reserve your bedroom for sleep and relaxation only.
Avoid putting your exercise machine, your sewing machine or other distractions in your bedroom if the space in your home allows for it.
3. Turn down all electronic devices.
The blue light of phone or TV screens are sleep disrupting.
4. Unwind in preparation of a good night’s rest:
Turn down bright lights, clean clutter off and around your bed, adjust the temperature in your bedroom to what is comfortable for you, change into comfortable clothes, read a book or magazine.
If your mind is hyperactive as you are trying to fall asleep, envision yourself doing a menial task that is enjoyable. Go through the steps and motions of completing the task. This exercise may calm your mind.