What else can you do to improve your sleep without using hypnosis?
A little about Sleep Hygiene
If you’ve been googling “How can I sleep better?” then you may already be aware of the idea of sleep hygiene. The term sleep hygiene refers to developing daily habits and a bedtime routine that promotes, uninterrupted, good sleep. And it’s worth exploring if you aren’t familiar with the idea.
Sleep hygiene includes things like paying attention to when you go to bed, the relaxing routine you follow as bedtime approaches and ensuring your mind associates being in bed with sleeping, rather than watching TV or scrolling on your phone.
It also covers exercise and diet. Exercising during the day can help us sleep at night. For some people drinking caffeine close to bedtime or eating a big meal late at night negatively affects their ability to sleep. Alcohol can help us get to sleep, but as our body metabolises it, it can then have the opposite effect and wake us up.
It’s important to remember that good sleep hygiene for one person isn’t good hygiene for another. For instance I drink tea late at night, just before I go to bed and it doesn’t affect my sleep. However I know to avoid large meals, so I eat earlier. I’m also careful with screen time, as I find too much before bed can leave my mind too active for sleep. I do have a TV in the bedroom, but I only turn it on in the morning if I want a lazy Sunday lie in.
If you know you have poor sleep hygiene but struggle to change it then I can help you become more motivated to make the changes you know you need to make, to pave the way to better sleep.