Advice on Insomnia
Most insomniacs go to bed before they’re sleepy ‘to be on the safe side’, leading to anxiety when sleep doesn’t come. Going to bed later, without a clock, after a warm bath (a fall in temperature drives sleep), having exercised five to six hours before helps. Caffeine after noon doesn’t. If you’re not sleepy, go to another room until you are. As melatonin levels decline with age, if you’re over 55, ask your GP about supplements.
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