Sleepless Nights

It’s 2:15am and I am wide awake! Not quite sure why. Instead of just laying here thinking about things I decided to write a post. 🙂

My brain keeps ruminating over crafts I could make for my Etsy shop. I’ve got a couple of things in mind, but we will see if they work out. 😉 I also keep thinking about how I blessed I feel to have received so many positive comments about my blogs. Thank you everyone for your support. 

Since I am wide awake, but want to sleep, I decided to look an article that describes things you can do to get better sleep. 

How to get better sleep according to the National Sleep Foundation-Facts below found at:

  1. Stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, even on the weekends. This helps to regulate your body’s clock and could help you fall asleep and stay asleep for the night.
  2. Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual. A relaxing, routine activity right before bedtime conducted away from bright lights helps separate your sleep time from activities that can cause excitement, stress or anxiety which can make it more difficult to fall asleep, get sound and deep sleep or remain asleep.
  3. If you have trouble sleeping, avoid naps, especially in the afternoon. Power napping may help you get through the day, but if you find that you can’t fall asleep at bedtime, eliminating even short catnaps may help.
  4. Exercise daily. Vigorous exercise is best, but even light exercise is better than no activity. Exercise at any time of day, but not at the expense of your sleep.
  5. Evaluate your room. Design your sleep environment to establish the conditions you need for sleep. Your bedroom should be cool – between 60 and 67 degrees. Your bedroom should also be free from any noise that can disturb your sleep. Finally, your bedroom should be free from any light. Check your room for noises or other distractions. This includes a bed partner’s sleep disruptions such as snoring. Consider using blackout curtains, eye shades, ear plugs, “white noise” machines, humidifiers, fans and other devices.
  6. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows. Make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive. The one you have been using for years may have exceeded its life expectancy – about 9 or 10 years for most good quality mattresses. Have comfortable pillows and make the room attractive and inviting for sleep but also free of allergens that might affect you and objects that might cause you to slip or fall if you have to get up. 

…and more! To see more tips on how to sleep better, please visit the above link. 

A couple of things I learned about myself after reading that article…I need to get my sleeping schedule back in order, definitely need to practice doing something relaxing before bed, and I need a new mattress! And probably more exercise. Haha. 

Does anyone else have problems going to sleep? Does anything help? If so, I’d love to hear what your bedtime routine is! 

I guess I will attempt to sleep now…


2 thoughts on “Sleepless Nights

  1. When I can’t sleep I’ll listen to some music. But you have to pick the right music or else you’ll be up all night. I like to listen to piano and rain or soundtracks from games and movies. Try listening to an album called Natural Piano Meditation and Relaxation. It’s one of my favorites. It has rain, thunder, and piano.


    1. Hi Madisen! So sorry it took me so long to respond. Thank you so much for your comment. Piano and rain soundtracks sounds really nice! I will have to try the Natural Piano Meditation station next time I can’t sleep!! Thank you! 🙂


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