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What to do to get better sleep?

124 Answers
Last Updated: 08/17/2020 at 9:50am
1 Tip to Feel Better
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Danielle Gonzales, PsyD


Hello! My name is Dani, I am a Psychologist and registered Psych Assistant. I have a passion for helping a different types of clients from all diverse backgrounds!

Top Rated Answers
April 7th, 2020 8:50pm
Sometimes, stressing about sleep itself can make a good night of it impossible. It’s important to try & not do or consider things that might stress you out (work, relationships, embarrassments, etc). Instead maybe consider the things you did good today! Did you eat breakfast when you usually don’t have time to or skip it in general? Maybe you surpassed your usual amount of steps taken by a hundred or so! Everyday has its own small accomplishments—remember that. Another thing could be your environment. Are there too many lights/noises around you? Is it too hot/cold? The things just in the place you sleep in can make a difference.
June 23rd, 2020 9:55pm
From my experience, I have to calm my mind!! Trying deep breaths, and using calming techniques have always aided in my sleep patterns. I have also found that herbal remedies, and essential oil aromatheroay can put you into that an extremely relaxed mindset for sleep! Just be sure to contact your physician to see what herbs are right for you and your body! This is my personal experience with having issues, since most of the time- I suffer from Insomnia caused by overthinking and anxiety! It can be imperative to have better sleep habits- it can affect so many aspects of your life!! So, I hope this helps everyone with struggling with their sleep habits!!
August 3rd, 2020 11:09pm
establish a night routine. research has shown that if you establish a night routine it will help you sleep better and live better. you could decide to go to bed at the same time, change your light bulb to a softer and warmer tone. invest in a satin pillowcase and your nighty. take a shower before and meditate. get a humidifier or burn incense. try not to exercise right before bed. light stretches would do. avoid eating and going straight to bed, the food needs time to be properly digested and reduce screen time before bed. and try and take one day at a time.
August 17th, 2020 9:50am
Set a schedule and stick to it. It sounds easy enough but with quarantine it's easy for schedules to dissolve. Create anchors for the schedule like showering, eating, or doing activities at a certain time. Try to avoid using drugs or alcohol to induce sleepiness because your body will come to expect the sleep aid and will compensate by making you more awake. Keep your bedroom cool and use a fan for white noise or wear ear plugs if needed. If you can't find relief with any advice you can do yourself then seek a professional who can help you with sleep aids.