Hi, I know this is probably silly but lately, I've been having difficulty sleeping.
Got any sleep tips?
A: This is not silly at all! Sleep is pretty important and I'm glad you've asked. I'm going to list a few different methods since not every method works great for everybody.
1. Try counting sheep? It's very cliché, I know, but it's cliché for a reason. The continuous pattern tires your brain and eventually you shut off.
2. This is what I do: lay in bed thinking of random scenarios. It could be of anything such as a prom/ball night, your first date with a handsome man/beautiful woman, just let your imagination run wild! Soon your mind turns those scenarios into random patterns and you're asleep in no time.
3. An alternative to 2. is listen to some music while you're falling asleep. You can create scenarios relating to the lyrics of the songs and you'll fall asleep soon.
4. I've been told that hovering your tongue in your mouth helps you fall asleep, but I have yet to try this method myself. Just hold your tongue in a position so it's not resting on the bottom of your mouth, but not touching the top either.(If you try this method, please let me know how it goes!)
5. Apparently a warm cup of tea right before bed can calm the body and help you relax. Or if you don't like tea, you could always have a warm cup of lemon and honey, or just honey, or just a warm cup of water.
6. Try reading for a little bit while lying in bed. This can help to relax the brain and make you fall asleep easier.
7. Try listening to calm music. I do this quite often. If you have the Frozen soundtrack then you'll know that there are a few instrumental pieces that can really relax a person and help them...
...let it go.
*You had to, didn't you?*
Yes, yes I did.
8. A warm room is great for falling asleep in so try that. The best temperatures are between 16 - 22 degrees Celsius (60.8 - 71.6 degrees Fahrenheit). If the room is too cold then your body spends more time trying to keep warm, and if the room is too hot then your body will spend more time trying to cool down, leading to restless nights. If it's too cold, try adding a couple of blankets, and if it's too hot then try opening a window or turning on a fan.
I hope all goes well for you and your sleeping returns to normal soon. :)