Tick, tock, tick, tock. The time clicks by as you lay in bed watching your alarm clock fly through minutes. You become frustrated that you are trying to fall asleep and just cannot! This then makes you anxious about being sleepy in the morning and that anxiety makes your mind even more awake.
If this sounds like you here are some tips. To stop watching the time and actually become friends with your pillow again.
- Turn your alarm clock away from you. If you use a phone as your alarm then put the charger on an outlet away from the bed.
- If you do use a mobile device for your alarm make sure you set it on night time mode at least an hour before bed. The blue light emitted from phones can disrupt melatonin production.
- Try some background noise to cancel out the outside noise that might be keeping you wide eyed.
- After a while if you are still awake take time to get up read a paper book or listen to calming music until you feel tired. Or try going to the restroom or drinking a glass of water and see if that helps.
If any of these tips help please comment below. If you still have severe insomnia after trying many solutions it might be time to speak to a doctor. If he or she suggests a melatonin supplement check out World Wide Labs for a natural option.