Tips to Prevent Insomnia

Tips to Prevent Insomnia

by Posted on: November 12, 2014Categories: LiveWell 24/7   









Insomnia can be acute or chronic meaning it could be temporary or a long-term problem. If you are experiencing chronic insomnia, consult your physician for treatment. If you are experiencing acute insomnia, try these suggestions to help prevent it and get a good night’s sleep!

  1. Make Your Bedroom Cozy- Clear clutter and distractions from your bedroom so it feels more inviting to sleep in. Also make sure your mattress fits your needs.
  2. Use Your Bed for Sleep- Avoid using your bed for other activities besides sleep. For example, try to avoid watching TV, eating, working or studying.
  3. Create a Cycle- Try to establish a regular sleep-wake cycle so your body’s internal clock will be conditioned and eventually respond to internal cues to become sleepy.
  4. No Napping- Even if you are very tired and tempted, napping can make falling asleep at night even harder.
  5. Limit Caffeine Consumption-Reduce or eliminate caffeine consumption in the late afternoon or evening so that it doesn’t keep you awake at night.
  6. Exercise- Working out during the day will make you more tired when bedtime rolls around enabling you to fall asleep faster.


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