|I have just given the same advice to someone in this forum. You may also try these simple tips for insomnia.|
In sleep disorders, your normal sleep cycle is disrupted. That is why, when you are suffering from any sleep disorders, especially insomnia, you need to develop and follow a regular sleeping schedule every single night. Together with following a sleeping schedule every single night, it is also very important to wake up the same time every morning.
Sleep for longer periods of time, rather than sleeping in fragments. It is better to sleep straight for 6 to 8 hours daily, than taking naps several times per day. Sleeping in fragments can cause daytime drowsiness and may affect daytime functionality.
Make up for missed or lacked hours of sleep. Let’s say you were only able to sleep for 5 hours last night, and normally you sleep for 8 hours every night, sleep at least 3 hours earlier your bedtime schedule to make up for your lost sleep. You can also take a nap during the day to make up for lost sleep. But remember napping for too long or napping during late in the afternoon can prevent you from falling asleep at night.
Never drink caffeinated beverages, such as coffee, tea, sodas, or energy drinks, later than 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Caffeine’s half-life is six hours, which means that after 6 hours from your last caffeine intake, you still have half of the caffeine’s content inside your body.
Turn off or Dim the lights when it is time for sleeping. Bright lights can stimulate your mind to work, which can prevent it to relax. Dimming or turning your lights off in the room can help your mind relax and induce sleep.