Our campaign psychiatrist, Dr. Nzinga Harrison, gives some great practical tips on our First Friday webinars. Recently, she gave some very important tips on the topic of insomnia. Do you ever get in bed and have a tough time turning your mind off so your body can actually rest? Well if you do, below are some great tips to help you sleep better.
- Go to bed at the same time every night. Your body needs to get used to knowing when it’s time to wind down.
- Don’t work, get on your iPad or computer, check emails or do anything besides sleep and have sex in your bed.
- Make you sure the room is cool, clean and dark. Light from the television or the bathroom makes it difficult to send the appropriate sleep signals to your brain.
- Get a piece of paper and write down all your worries before bed. When you’re done, crumble it up and throw it away. Don’t bring it [your worries] into the bedroom with you.
If after trying the above for a few weeks, nothing works, call your doctor to see if your insomnia is a result of a bigger issue.