Good sleep is really important. It can help you cope with stress and feel better. But when you’re not sleeping well, it can make everything more difficult.
If you’re struggling to get to sleep, you’re not alone. And we’ve got some tips to help:
- Make a bedtime routine
Go to bed at the same time each night, and spend 30 minutes doing something that helps you relax before getting into bed
- Cut down on drinking caffeine
Tea, coffee and energy drinks can have a big impact on your sleep. Try cutting down on them, especially in the afternoon and evening
- Decorate your room
Fill your bedroom with things that relax you, and try to take away anything that makes you stressed, makes noise or that might keep you awake
- Write down your thoughts
If something’s on your mind, try writing it down or using your mood journal. Writing can help to clear your mind and make it easier to sleep.
- Get up if you can’t sleep
If you’re in bed and can’t get to sleep, then get up and do something relaxing for 15 minutes. But avoid working or looking at bright screens
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Updated: 29 June, 2020