Sleep Hygiene – Top Ten Sleep Tips

I am an insomniac!

From the pure discomfort of being pregnant with twins, to waking up in the middle of the night every few hours to feed them has me hitting REM closer to the time that my toddler wakes up for the day. By then, I come to realized I may have gotten about two full hours of actual sleep and that alone has me wanting to curl up into the fetal position in tears and dreading the entire day. Here’s a great post with sleep tips for my fellow insomniacs from The Bipolar Writer!

-Ash

The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog

My therapist gave me this great sheet of sleeping tips that will help with my sleep hygiene. Insomnia is always an issue in my life, so I thought today I’d share each one of these tips and if any have helped me. Enjoy.

#10 – Keep your bedroom dark.

#9 – Get lots of natural light in the morning

This one is a good one. I went out and bought myself a lightbox to help in the cloudy coastal weather we often get where I am from, but going for a walk helps as well. I use my light box even in good weather for 30-45 minutes a day. It varies for each doctor recommendation. I never realized how important natural light is to mental health and sleep.

#8 – Don’t work on your computer late at night, or if you do get an application like “flux” to minimize the amount…

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