I get so anxious about not getting enough sleep that I end up not sleeping. How do I prevent this?
Last Updated: 02/12/2018 at 6:16am
Stacey Kiger, LPC
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Pick a routine. Sleeping on time and getting up on time. Its even better if i involves exercise. Meditation also works for managing anxiety and increases sleep quality.
Don't stress out too much, life gets hard sometimes but you have to push through it. everything will be okay.
I downloaded an ocean sounds app for my phone. It relaxes me and takes my mind off of whatever it is usually on.
Stress and anxiety may cause sleeping problems or make existing problems worse. abnormal sleep patterns interfere with physical, mental, and emotional functioning. Stress or anxiety can cause a serious night without sleep, as do a variety of other problems. To reduce anxiety and stress you can follow following step which I follow: 1.Avoid looking at the clock. This can make you anxious in the middle of the night. Turn the clock away from you. 2.Make sure your bedroom is cool, dark, and quiet. Consider using a fan to drown out excess noise, and make sure your mattress and pillows are comfortable. 3.Play music because soft, calming music can lower your blood pressure and relax your mind and body. 4.Talk to your doctor if you still have problems falling asleep. You may need a prescription or herbal sleep remedy.
Make sure that you get everything you need to do done and give yourself an hour before to go to sleep to relax. Drink some tea, listen to relaxing music, maybe read a book and de-stress. I always find that exercising that made really helps me sleep better.
Try to relax and do something soothing to distract yourself, for example reading or listening to calming music. Try to drink something warm and try to avoid technology as it wakes you up. If this doesn't work at least lie down and close your eyes as that helps recharge your body and mind even if your not sleeping.
Practice deep breathing. It can be very peaceful. Also, try not to think about sleeping, that'll make you struggle more. If you've been in bed for longer than 20 minutes with no sleep, get up and walk around until you are tired. The trick is to calm the mind enough that the anxiety goes away and the sleep happens.
Try clearing your thoughts and maybe not try to think about sleeping or force your self to sleep because that can keep you awake maybe try listening to sleep sounds like rain or thunderstorm sounds to clear your thoughts.
When you're trying to sleep try listening to some calming music, ideally instrumental or without lyrics. This will give your mind the chance to wind down and hopefully feel more relaxed, due to the fact that you're listening to the music and not concentrating so much on getting to sleep. Once your mind and body is relaxed, hopefully you will get a good night's sleep!
Breathe. Calm. do soothing things before bed. Things that are calming and relaxing. Maybe cut out Caffeine before bed.
A problem I often suffer from, if not all the time, there's plenty of over-the-counter medication that can help you relax, calm down, before you go to bed. Herbal tea's, natural remedies, plenty of things out there that can help you, sleep is a must for the body, and even if mother nature needs a little help in getting you that sleep, it's nothing to feel bad about.
Try some relaxation exercises to help ease your anxiety, and plan your sleep well so you can maximise how much you're getting
I've been there plenty of times. I find that when I can't sleep something is worrying me about what's in my near future. Is there anything bothering you?
Light exercise and stretching before bed really calms down the nerve system. That may help you sleep sooner.
have a cup of warm milk before going to bed, usually helps in falling asleep! or do some exercise before going to sleep.
Try a simple 10-15 Minute meditation before going to sleep to calm your mind. It can make it easier for you to fall asleep without being anxious
Before sleeping try some stretching, have dairy, think about how tired you are and you need to rest don't think about sleeping right away. Take a warm shower and drift away in your bed.
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