How can you get to sleep of your stressed or worried?

How can you get to sleep of your stressed or worried?

Well-being

Struggling to sleep while stressed is common. But there are a number of things that you can do to help yourself to get a good night's sleep and wake up feeling fresh and ready to face the day ahead. 

There are a number of little signs that we don't always initially associate with stress that could be keeping you awake at night. These include: a headache, muscle fatigue and a stiff neck. 

There are many methods of relaxation around, some might work for you others may not. It's all about finding what works for you. Some often used methods include; a warm bath, soaking in a warm bath can help to ease the pains of the day and soothe your body into a tired and relaxed state. A warm drink, whether this is hot milk, green tea or hot chocolate, this can also help to make you sleepy. Exercise is known to help you get a good night's sleep, it can also help to relieve stress, so this can help you with both issues. 

There are also a number of herbal remedies to try including Kalms, visit your local pharmacy or health store to find the best for you.

If you are currently going through an elongated period of stress, getting yourself into a nighttime routine can help to relieve some of that stress as you wind down and get ready for bed. Start with switching all gadgets off nice and early, from TVs, to phones and games. Pick yourself up a good book, or some simple puzzle books, it'll keep the harsh blue lights of screens at bay, and take your mind away from everything else to focus on those things. Make sure to set yourself a time limit to ensure that you put things down and turn the lights out at an early enough time to get a good night's sleep. 

There are a number of things to avoid if you are aiming for a good night's sleep. Some of these should also be avoided where possible if you are experiencing stress. Things to avoid in an evening include; caffeine, alcohol, fatty foods, stressful activities and computer work. 

Find the best method of relaxation for you, and you can ease yourself into a good night's sleep, stress-free.

This answer was written by:

Richard Jones
Richard Jones has been working at Dial a mattress for 15 years. He is also The Company Director. He enjoys his holidays, swimming, model making, and DIY.
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