Insomnia can negatively impact your energy levels and overall quality of life. As a common problem that nearly 30 percent of the population experiences, seeking professional sleep help is often necessary to eliminate the problem. As you look to reduce insomnia, here’s a list of do’s and don’ts to follow in order to enjoy a good night’s slumber. 

Do:

Embrace exercise. 

Studies have found that individuals who get at least 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise every day enjoy better sleep. Adding a morning walk, jog, or yoga practice into your routine can not only boost your mood, relieve stress, and build muscle, but allow you to rest with added ease. (Just avoid doing it within three hours of bedtime as it may be too stimulating!)

Create a relaxing bedroom environment.

Naples-InsomniaIn order to reduce insomnia, it’s important to create a serene and comfortable environment within your bedroom. Keep the space tidy, organized, and free of electronic devices and bright lights that can distract you from sleeping. Invest in a comfortable bed, pillows, bedding, and black-out curtains so that you can enjoy rest without tossing, turning, or worrying about sunlight disruptions. 

Don’t:

Allow stress and anxiety to dictate your life. 

Stress and anxiety, whether related to your job, family life, or finances, can cause bouts of insomnia. With a lack of sleep, your anxiety throughout the day may increase. To ensure health and wellness, take steps to manage your stress. This may include seeking guidance from a life coach, practicing meditation, embracing new hobbies that allow you to decompress, and seeking mental health counseling to improve self-talk. 

Switch up your routine. 

Waking up and going to bed around the same times every day are great ways to train your mind and body into healthy sleep patterns. Sleeping until noon on the weekends or pulling all-nighters will disrupt your body’s circadian rhythm and may prompt issues falling asleep in the future.

 

If you’re experiencing insomnia, Peggy Sealfon-Stonewater Studio is an effective resource to provide sleep help that boosts your overall well-being. As an internationally-known life coach and author, she helps both individuals and teams establish healthy habits and important skills. Her life-changing programs can relieve stress and anxiety so that you can thrive. To discuss your personal goals and needs, call today at (239) 821-2266, or, for more information on this Naples, FL, based personal development coach, visit her website