If you’re reading this, then chances are that you’re currently in bed and have been tossing and turning for a while with no sign of sleep coming anytime soon. This can be very frustrating and can send your mind into a bit of a panic mode, which will further impair your ability to sleep. As you try to lie there and get sleepy, you’ll begin to notice more and more of your room and it’ll just make you feel increasingly restless.
Well, we’ve all been there and this annoying sleepless night may be your first step to realizing that you need to start focusing on fixing your sleep schedule. By improving your sleep, you can enable yourself to be more productive during the day and have a more positive outlook on your life. But before any of that can happen, you need to start getting more control on just falling asleep when you want to go to bed. Here are a few things that may be keeping you up, and you should fix it.
Your Melatonin is Balted
Your body typically starts producing melatonin in the evening, about 4-5 hours before your eventual bedtime. By the time it hits peak concentrations, you’re ready to sleep. Melatonin tells your body that it’s time to go to bed but the blue light from your smartphone’s screen can prevent that from happening. Put that phone away.
You Spend Too Much Time in Your Bed
If your bed is your usual perching spot, then your mind won’t associate it with sleep anymore. It’s time to stop eating food, watching movies and doing other activities in your bed besides sleeping in it. If you can do this, then just slipping into the comfort of your bed can be enough to trigger sleep instantly.