Does your brain create anxious thoughts at night making it hard for you to fall and stay asleep? Maybe you are suffering from sleep anxiety.
Sleep anxiety is a form of performance anxiety in which a person feels fear and stress about falling and staying asleep. Though symptoms may vary from person to person, some common indicators include having difficulty in concentrating, feelings of restlessness and nervousness, gastrointestinal problems, nightmares, night terrors, hypnic jerks or twitching, and panic attacks.
Although we discourage self-diagnosis, you may want to try these simple tips that can help you relax your body and mind and have a comfortable sleep at night.
Practice Good Sleep Hygiene
Sleep hygiene refers to a set of habits that is necessary for improving sleep quality. These habits include:
- Limiting screen time before bed
- No major physical activities or heavy meals near bedtime
- No caffeine and alcohol close to bedtime
- Keeping your bedroom dark and cool
- Following a consistent bedtime routine
Meditating before bedtime can help calm anxiety. Start with a diaphragmatic breathing relaxation technique. It is as easy as sitting quietly and focusing on your breathing. In this way, you can silence your mind and lower your stress levels.
Working out reduces the production of stress hormones thus allowing you to sleep soundly at night. However, it must be done at the right time of the day. Exercising at night can ruin your sleep schedule as it keeps your body active for a period of time. It is best to do it in the morning or afternoon.
Avoid Stressful Activities Before Bed
Allow your mind some time to adjust or transition from the stressful activities of the daytime to your bedtime. Doing so reduces nervous thoughts in your head so your mind is clear, at peace, and positive before you head off to sleep.
Put Your Thoughts on a Paper
Instead of letting your thoughts and worries swirl in your mind, why not just write it down on a paper or notebook? It is proven that writing down your anxious thoughts can help ease anxiety before bed. This helps your brain organize your thoughts and come up with a game plan to solve your worries.
Get a Bed that Fits You
It is no longer a secret how a good quality mattress can give you a better and more comfortable sleep. This may sound subjective but a good quality mattress will truly help you relax your body.
Good thing, Comfort Living PH, the leading mattress store in the Philippines offers a wide selection of mattresses that can cater to your different needs and preferences.
If you are looking for pressure-relieving comfort and a high-density foam base that offers plenty of support, check out our Premium Memory Mattress. We got the latest innovation in the memory mattress technology as we infused it with CoolTech Gel that gives amazingly cool comfort while maintaining softness and firmness all throughout the night.
On the other hand, if you are into traditional bouncy mattresses, you may choose from our Spring Mattress collection – Serenity, DreamLux, and UltraLux. All of which come in different sizes ranging from single to king size. Know more of these at comfortliving.ph
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