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Deal With Sleep Problems

We all need a good night’s sleep.

Every night.

Not just once in a blue moon.

There are certain things you can do to sleep well but hypnosis helps with the more stubborn insomnia problems.

The various things you can do – whether or not you use hypnosis to help you sleep better – include:

Go to sleep at the same time each night

Routine is important.

Sure, there’ll be a slight variation in the time you go to bed but it shouldn’t be massive.

Get into a routine – it takes between 2 and 4 weeks to do that with any habit – and you’ll find yourself ready for bed at your preferred time more often.

Adjust room temperature

This is easier said than done here in the UK but the closer you can get to a consistent room temperature every night, the better.

One of the easiest ways is use a variety of duvets (or layers of them!) so that if it’s seemingly freezing cold one day and a summer warmth the next day, you’re prepared rather than taking several days to come round to the idea that the temperature has changed.

Relax before bed time

Television isn’t relaxation!

Having a television in your bedroom is common but it isn’t necessarily a good idea to watch television just before you try to go to sleep.

Our minds don’t switch off the minute we turn off the light – they take time to slow down.

Watching those last few minutes of television just before you try to get to sleep means your mind is still active and not ready for bed.

A nice warm bath just before bed – without being tempted to watch just one more thing afterwards – can work.

So can listening to calming music or even a meditation track.

Darken your room

The darker your room, the better.

That includes the standby light on that television.

And the glow of your alarm clock.

And anything else that adds to the light pollution in your bedroom.

Less caffeine

Students around the world know that caffeine helps keep them awake and alert.

Don’t go cold turkey by cutting out caffeine altogether (unless you want some quite nasty headaches).

Instead, cut down on the caffeine and have your last coffee of the day earlier.

Trevor Dumbleton