Troubleshooting 6 Common Sleep Problems

Troubleshooting common sleep problems

How should I clear my head of 9M+ thoughts after climbing in bed?

  • Journal to let go of all thoughts in your head (three things you are grateful for, What could you have done to make today better? How do you feel?)
  • Create and stick with a bed routine will help your mind understand it is shutting down mode.
  • Remove all technology from your room, it will let your body know this is a sanctuary and there is only two things happening here Sex and Sleep.
  • Create your calendar for the next day.

How to stop tossing and turning all night?

  • Make sure you’re only sleeping in your bed, your body might think you should be doing something else.
  • Make sure there are no lights, it should be as close to pitch black as possible.
  • You might be stressed out. Identify the three of your biggest sources of stress in your life and minimize or get rid of them.
  • Make sure you’re getting exercise during the day, your body is probably not tired enough.
  • Get a white noise machine, a fan, or meditation music so you have something to focus on.

How do I stay asleep? I wake up around 2 or 3 am and have trouble going back to sleep?

  • Remove technology from the room.
  • Make sure temperature in your room is cool about between 65-71 degree F.
  • What is waking you up? Try to remove it.
  • Get a sleep mask.
  • Get earplugs, my favorite the Hearos brand, they’re easy to wear and still allows you to hear your alarm.

I can’t seem to wake up right away, I keep hitting snooze?

  • Put your alarm where you’ll have to get up to stop it.
  • Make sure you’re staying hydrated, at least 64 ounces of water a day.
  • Make sure you’re eating enough. If you’re under-eating then it will be harder to wake up because you’ll be more fatigued.
  • Make sure you’re sleeping for long enough, 7 hours bare minimum.
  • Make sure your quality of sleep is a good as you can get it.

Why do we feel more tired if we sleep 9 hours as opposed to getting only 5 hours of sleep?

  • Sleep quality is more important than the quantity of sleep you get.
  • Numerous factors are involved.

I feel really tired all day.

  • If you have a caffeine addiction, discourage it as much as possible.
  • Make sure you are eating foods that add energy.
  • If you wake up before your alarm, just get up. Going back to sleep will make you more tired.
  • Make sure you’re staying hydrated.
  • Cut back on the alcohol before bed.
  • Don’t snooze, snoozing makes you more tired.
  • Remove all possible sounds and lights from your bedroom so they don’t worsen your sleep.

4 thoughts on “Troubleshooting 6 Common Sleep Problems”

  1. I find that “visualising” and “FEELING” my self as super tired and sleepy (even when i’m not) also helps me to nod off.

    Try to hold this feeling and visualisation as long as possible.

    You will drift. Cast away style.

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