You might be at the end of your rope with sleep. Maybe you are up half the night? Or you go to bed early, waiting to drop off but only succeed in going over every tiny worry and stress that happened in your day? Or maybe you get off to sleep,  but you partner’s snoring wakes you up again? Well, don’t panic, because the post below can help you find your very own perfect recipe for a good night’s sleep. Read on to find out more.

Insomnia

If you suffer from insomnia, then you’re probably having a real hard time of it and my heart to go out to you. Insomnia is a condition that affects around 10% of Americans. It is where no matter how hard you try you just cannot get to sleep. Or it can mean that you can only fall asleep for a few hours and then wake right back up again.

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But how can you deal with this? Well, first of all, a trip to the doctor is needed. As they may be able to provide therapy, medication, and tests for any conditions that may be underlying this particular problem.

Next, you can try restructuring your days. Of course, this is way easier if you are at home in the day. As you can take a rest here and there when you find yourself being tired because you couldn’t get to sleep last night.

The problem a lot of folks come across, though, is that they have to keep regular hours in the day, and this is where they can really run into difficulties. In this case, many people try things like exercise, meditation to get to that sleepy place. Although some folks suggest that if you are lying in bed unable to drop off, you should get up and do something until you feel tired again and then go back to bed.

Your Environment

Of course, the environment in which you sleep has a lot to do with how good a night’s rest you have too.

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Bedrooms should be relaxing places so paint them in chilled out colors,  like blue and green and ban the use of cellphones in bed. They are way too stimulating!

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You will also want to make sure that whatever you are sleeping in comfy too. Did you know that there are all sorts of type of mattresses available like memory foam, sprung, and even latex. You can find out more about them if you read the guides by mattress-inquirer.com.

Snoring and Restless Leg

One of the nicest things about being in a relationship is having your significant other cuddled up next to you during the night. But if that person snore’s their head off or has restless leg syndrome it can seriously affect the quality of you sleep.

The easiest way to deal with this is to sleep in separate beds, in separate rooms. But not a lot of couples want to do that. So instead, for the snoring, you could try the nasal strips that open up the airways. Or how about a snore guard, that can help you get enough sleep.

Restless Leg is a little more complicated, though, and may need medication from your healthcare provider. You can find out more about the condition at http://www.webmd.com. Although it is worth cutting out food that triggers it, in the short term.

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