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Many clients complain of insomnia, anxious or racing thoughts while they lie in bed, difficulties falling asleep, or the problem of waking up in the middle of the night. All of which leaves a person feeling unrested, depleted of energy, even exhausted and unable to make basic decisions.
There is lots of advice out there on the internet, about sleep hygiene. None more comprehensive and clear as this video – Five Tips For Falling Asleep Quicker – which advocates for a five-prong approach to a good night’s sleep.
- schedule 8-hours of uninterrupted sleep time
- keep a regular schedule (go to bed, and wake up at the same time each evening and morning)
- darken the home one hour before bedtime (no computers or phones especially)
- no alcohol or caffeine in the evening
- if you wake up in the middle of the night, get up and read in another room, only returning to bed when sleepy
Many, if not all of these tips, are challenging for most people. Getting into a good sleep hygiene routine takes a lot of commitment and focus. The reward is feeling more alert, an improved mood, increased energy throughout the day, and a bountiful and helpful dream life!