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Sleep Awareness Week: 3 simple strategies for a better bedtime

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 15, 2018, 12:50 pm IST
Updated Mar 15, 2018, 12:54 pm IST
Making these tips habits could help you with your sleep issues.
Sleep Awareness Week. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Sleep Awareness Week. (Photo: Pixabay)

The day's events can have your mind racing right to the very end of the day.

It's hard to find a place of calm to settle in for a good night's rest.

 

If you are having trouble sleeping and can't find anything that helps, then try these simple strategies to put you in the mood to rest.

The USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice has shared three tips that may work for you, USC News reported.

1. Get up from the bed if you can't sleep after 20 minutes: Your brain may associate bedtime as a response to stress if you stay in there tossing and turning.  Move to different room and do a soothing activity like drinking tea, reading or light stretching.  Only return to bed once you feel a sense of calm.

2. Practise how to relax: Mindfulness meditation techniques can be very effective and forming a daily routine can make it more of a habit. There are many resources online to guide you through the steps.

3. Form a routine that helps you wind-down: Your brain will stay active if you're still on your phone or doing work. Try and switch off. Try a soothing activity for 10 minutes everyday to help you rest better and more easily.

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