One moment you are sleeping peacefully and the next moment you are suddenly wide awake in the middle of the night. Very annoying when this happens and especially when you can’t seem to fall back asleep. This often causes a lot of frustration in people, which ensures that they sleep even worse! These 4 tips will help you get through this better from now on!
1. Take a deep breath
By breathing deeply in and out you reduce stress and you relax faster. Breathing helps lower your heart rate, so you fall asleep faster. How do you handle it? Rest your hands on your stomach, close your eyes and take a deep breath in through your nose and feel your stomach expand. Inhale through your nose for six seconds and try to exhale through your mouth for the same amount of time.
2. Try guided sleep meditation
Meditating is the perfect way to calm down. Not everyone is trained in this, which only causes you more stress when you try and fail. That is why it is wise to try a guided sleep meditation. This has the same effect as doing it yourself, only it’s someone else’s voice guiding you through it. These podcasts or youtube videos also guide you in slowly relaxing your muscles one by one. That is very helpful in falling asleep.
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3. Don’t watch the clock
Looking at the clock will only make you more anxious and frustrated about being awake. Try to be as little frustrated as possible and realize that it’s not the end of the world if you lie awake at night. So don’t look at the time, but relax yourself and don’t count how many hours you have left to lie in bed.
4. Write down your concerns
To prevent you from sleeping badly or waking up at night, it is wise to let go of your worries. Before you go to sleep! You can do this by writing down your concerns. This can, for example, also be a task or job that you did not finish on the day itself. By writing this down you give it a place and you don’t have to think about it all the time.
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