Struggling with not enough sleep? Our Sleep Disorders Center can help. Here are some tips they suggest you try to get a restful sleep
- Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day, even on weekends, days off and vacations. Changing these times can affect your circadian rhythm ant that’s difficult to get back on track.
- If you try to go to sleep and can’t, get out of bed and try again in a few minutes. Reading may help.
- Tossing and turning can steal a restful night’s sleep. Limit the movement by:
- Wearing pajamas that don’t slip around. Sleep is disrupted when they have to be adjusted through the night.
- Keeping it cool in your bedroom so you stay under the covers the entire night. Often, people keep bedrooms too warm and then they kick the covers off when they get too hot and then cover back up when they get chilly. That fuss disturbs a restful sleep.
- Replacing your mattress. Keep in mind a new mattress may take some time to get used to though. It can often take 60 days.
- Don’t do any vigorous exercise, eat a heavy meal or drink a lot of liquids within four hours of trying to go to sleep.
- Consider whether you may have a sleep disorder. Here’s our short Q&A.
If you think you may have a sleep disorder or tried the tips for a bit and are still suffering from a lack of zzz’s, call our Sleep Disorders Center at 706-475-5017.