I have been having difficulty sleeping at night lately. It’s weird, my body is completely exhausted, yet I have trouble falling asleep. I actually think this is one of the most frustrating feelings. You are willing your body to do one thing, yet it’s got it’s own plans. There are a few things that I have been doing to help me sleep at night.
First, avoiding all technology for at least half an hour before I go to sleep. Instead of sitting on my laptop or watching some TV, I will read a book instead. I’m currently reading Anh Do’s The Happiest Refugee at the moment. It is an eye opening yet funny book that is easy to read. I would recommend it. The book above is next on my list, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. It's about a man with Autism Spectrum Disorder on a quest to find true love using a sixteen-page questionnaire to help him find the perfect partner. I work in this field a lot (the ASD part, not the love part!) so I think it will be an interesting read.
Secondly, I drink some sleepy tea. To be honest, I wasn't the biggest fan at first but have grown to enjoy it. The Sleepytime Vanilla by Celestial Seasonings is my favourite.
Lastly, I use my Sleep Pulse Point by the Aromatherapy Company. It's 100% pure and natural essential oils to relax you and help you fall asleep. I apply this on my pulse points and I don’t know if it’s a placebo effect or not but it seems to help me sleep. Placebo or not, I’ll take it!
Do you have any sleep recommendations? What do you do?