Get enough sun outside. Have lunch outside and in the sun. This produces melatonin which is helpful for sleep.
Many of those who experience arthritic pain also experience insomnia. It can be so bad you just can’t sleep. If this sounds like you, taking ibuprofen or performing relaxation exercises before bed can help.
Tryptophan is found within food and is helpful for encouraging sleep. If you eat foods that contain tryptophan before bedtime, you are more likely to fall asleep quicker. For example, turkey, milk and eggs have tryptophan. While warm milk is effective, the same cannot be said for cold milk.
Trying to force sleep when your body is not ready is not going to make things any better. If going to bed at a specific time isn’t working, try putting off your bedtime until you are tired. If you lay down and can’t fall asleep within about 20 minutes, get back up, engage in a low-key task, and then try again.
Massages can get rid of your insomnia. It relaxes the muscles and calms the body. Trade nights with a partner so they can sleep better, too. Even a short foot massage will do wonders in promoting good sleep.
Do not drink anything containing caffeine up to six hours before you head to bed. Switch to a calming herbal tea or other decaffeinated drink. Cut out all foods that contain sugars at least several hours before it’s time to sleep, as sugar can boost your energy and affect your sleep.
Sleeping can be triggered with a light snack. Just a slice of toasted whole wheat bread with honey will do the trick. Sip warm milk to enjoy a peaceful sense of well-being in under an hour.
Do you get a runny or stuffy nose when you lay down? Identify the cause. This allergy might be solved quickly with an antihistamine, which of course also can help you sleep. You can also get rid of allergies by getting new pillows or getting an air filter.