How to Deal With a Lack of Sleep


Look at your behaviors. Behaviors that affect your sleep. A positive sleep routine should consist of going to bed at the same time each night, not watching TV in bed, not drinking anything that has caffeine in it several hours before going to bed, and avoiding alcohol before going to bed.


Keep your bed free of anything on or in your bed. Items such as clothes, noise, or bright lights. Your bed should be private, peaceful, and a place where you can put your worries away at the end of  the day. Your bed should be an oasis; a place where you can feel safe and secure.


Try drinking some chamomile tea with honey or drinking some warm cocoa. The warmth of these beverages can make you feel drowsy and in most cases, they work!


Talk with your doctor about safe and natural remedies to help you sleep; such as Melatonin or natural herbs. Natural remedies are far better than prescription sleep medications. Talk with your doctor about this possibility.


If you don’t regularly exercise; try walking or biking at least 30-40 minutes a day. Walking calms your body and mind and can help you get a better night’s sleep.

One tip that helps many is reading at night. Try reading a book several hours before going to bed. Reading calms the mind and relaxes the body. When you get into a routine of reading every night; you may find that when bedtime occurs, you will be tired and more apt to get a good night’s sleep.