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What to do to get better sleep?

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Last Updated: 08/17/2020 at 9:50am
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Top Rated Answers
November 19th, 2015 5:42pm
Personally, when I can't sleep right it's because I have been so stressed during the day. What works the best for me is yoga or relaxing techniques. Youtube is a great source to find that kind of videos. Just look for "Relaxing yoga" "Before sleep yoga"...
November 20th, 2015 4:23am
I have recently discovered that the brain rests at its maximum potential between 9:00pm and 2:00am, so i try to go to sleep somewhere in between those times, it is best if you actually are asleep by 9:00pm. I have noticed a significant difference in every single area of my life.
November 20th, 2015 2:14pm
close your eyes , forget all he sounds around you, belive that you are in the space, without any sound traveling on the universe, i sure think that in the btw you will be already sleeping :#3
November 21st, 2015 4:19pm
Listen to calming and relaxing music or just thing of dreamy places like places you would like to go on holiday to :)
November 22nd, 2015 11:20am
to get better sleep we should just relax and be still in that very moment. to focus on our infinite soul , on our breath, our sensations. we should feel blessed for this life with gratitude, for this blood running in our body, for these positive frequencies !
November 22nd, 2015 10:44pm
There are countless things people tell us to sleep better like drinking a glass of water, putting on ear plugs, covering any lights in the room, not using technology 2hr before sleep , and so on... but what i found that made a huge difference for me was taking care of my health. That means eating healthy and doing sports. Its not rocket science i know but stil once you do it, the complex machine that our body is, starts working in a really nice flow and that includes sleeping of course.
November 25th, 2015 7:06am
Create a room that's ideal for sleeping. Often, this means cool, dark and quiet. Consider using room-darkening shades, earplugs, a fan or other devices to create an environment that suits your needs.
November 27th, 2015 3:04am
Go to sleep at around the same time each day and try to wake up at the same time because it's good for your body clock which has its own 24 hour sleeping schedule. Don't play on electronics an hour before sleeping the light is bad for you. Try not to fall asleep with the tv on either or any lights. I recommend keeping the room your sleeping in cold because when it's warm your more likely to wake up during the night
November 27th, 2015 5:42am
To get better sleep try having a winding down routine. Drinking tea, listening to soft music, taking a hot shower are all things that help me :)
November 27th, 2015 10:57pm
Try to think about some relaxing experiences, maybe adding some relaxing music. It helps a lot, at least it did to me! :D
November 28th, 2015 7:14pm
Don't use a screen (e.g your mobile or laptop) as it strains your eyes. Sleep in a place that is reserved just for sleep, not for anything else (work and play in places other than your bed).
November 29th, 2015 4:56am
To get better sleep I can exercise, work hard during the day, avoid naps, eat well, eat right, and wind down at bedtime. Reading at night usually helps me relax, meditating will insure that I pass out. It's a bad time to meditate if I need to meditate, but it's a great time to meditate if I want to sleep.
November 29th, 2015 3:29pm
go to bed early take care of your stuff before bed time or have a vacations somewhere in a city or town or out of state to get away for a while from people
November 29th, 2015 10:42pm
Getting better sleep can be hard but going to bed at a good time for you and listening to music help
December 2nd, 2015 7:15pm
Go to bed earlier. Create a sleepingschedule where you go to bed around the same time every evening, and where you get up around the same time every morning.
December 3rd, 2015 7:41am
Offload your emotions before going to bed- take a journal and write down all of your thoughts and feelings.
December 4th, 2015 5:06pm
What i do to get better sleep is turn he lights off one hour before you want to fall asleep,stay away from your phone's and devices and it helps me fall asleep faster
December 4th, 2015 5:07pm
Turn off you electronics and lights a half an hour before you go to sleep so your body knowing it is dark out and time to sleep.
December 5th, 2015 2:18pm
I have a hard time sleeping so what i do is i bought some sleepy time tea camomile tea and drink it before you go to bed it soothes you. Relaxes u and helps you sleep alot better.
December 6th, 2015 8:50am
All you really have to do is close your eyes, lay comfortably and relax, depending on how the temperature feels, wear a blanket over or don't.
December 6th, 2015 8:33pm
I always listen to drone music, its really relaxing and stops the mind from wondering. I recommend you go listen to drone zone, and internet radio station by Soma FM.
December 29th, 2015 9:36am
Some practical tips are: 1)Streching one's limbs and gently massage them 2)Taking a warm bath with lukewarm water 3)Wearing loose clothes 4)Sleeping in a dark room 5)Sleeping in an air conditioned room 6)Keeping lit incense sticks for fragrance 7)Doing an eye activity such as reading a chapter of one's favorite book....
January 30th, 2016 2:08pm
Turn off any devices 30minutes before bed, make the room dark and quiet, meditate a little to relax before bed and i always focus on relaxing instead of sleeping (that way i won't stress). Also, i never go to bed while hungry or thirsty. I also use crystals and lavander scented things to help me!
March 8th, 2016 10:50am
Relax your can also try reading a book or listen to good music. Avoid intake of caffeine during night.
March 8th, 2016 7:15pm
I find it useful to listen to music when i'm going to sleep - it blocks out any background noises, i also turn of all the lights and have my phone on silent and placed screen down so i don't see/hear any notifications ♥
April 18th, 2016 12:19pm
Try listening to relaxing music before bed, or doing meditation or yoga. It might be beneficial to put you in the best state of mind.
April 23rd, 2018 2:36am
If you want to get better sleep you can look into how your spending your time or work amount and adjust it as you go.
July 24th, 2018 4:51pm
In my experience, I go off of electronics about 2 hours before bed. Do your nightly hygiene routine. when youre done read a book, drink some water or tea and then go lay in bed. You should be able to sleep
May 16th, 2019 7:12am
I had the same problem with insomnia . During the summer time i couldn't go asleep and was staying in my bed for hours till morning with feeling that I become crazy . And even pills didn't help me at all . But during some weeks I have installed a A/C from this site . Suddenly noticed that it is a solution from my problem. The air became fresh and cool in my bed room and I understood that It was essential for my body and my brain to feel the comfort temperature and do not sweat all the night . Now I am enjoying every night a good and health sleep and never had insomnia after that .
June 18th, 2019 4:22pm
Personally, I find it easier to sleep if I listen to some calm music or even go on one of those youtube video that include calming stories to help you sleep! I even drink a cup of milk even though it seems childish for some reason it makes me sleepy so you should try it some time too! :) There are many apps on the play store/app store that are made it make sleeping much easier for you and even though some may not work, you should keep looking to find your perfect match because there's definitely an app that will help you sleep your worries away!