I just finished reading a post that I was originally going to dismiss as being overly simplistic - but I then realized that for many of my visitors, sleep is an occasional problem rather than a chronic one.
Therefore, I am going to share the 7 tips for improving sleep that I came across for those who have short term sleep problems.
The tips below should help improve your sleep, but they're unlikely to cure a lifetime of chronic insomnia.
That being said, they offer a good starting point for improving your sleep hygiene.
1. Turn off electronics at least an hour before bed.
2. Keep your bedroom dark at night (an eye mask may help).
3. Remove the alarm clock from your bedroom; if that's not possible, turn it away so you can't see the time, or invest in one with red light instead of blue.
4. Exercise - but be sure to do this before noon. You don't want to be exercising too close to bedtime.
5. Consider meditating. Meditation before bed can help improve sleep.
6. Go to bed by 10pm and have a consistent bedtime routine.
7. When you wake up in the morning, step outside and take in some of nature's light. This will help reduce daytime sleepiness.
Source: Huffington Post
Last updated: July 7, 2014