Ah sleep. Sometimes I long for the days when I took sleep for granted. Those late nights with friends and early mornings with school. The nights where I fell asleep fast and could sleep 8-10 hours uninterrupted. Now a days, between my kids, husband and even the dog, I’m lucky if I can fall asleep within an hour and stay asleep all night.
I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of TapInfluence for Breathe Right® nasal strips. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as compensation to thank me for my participation. All opinions are my own.
If you or your partner have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, there are many things to try that can help. Don’t give up on the dream of a good night’s sleep. I have thought long and hard and found some great tips to help you out with many of your sleeping woes. Tips that don’t involve popping sleeping pills that leave you waking groggy.
Don’t start new projects before bed. This is probably one thing that keeps me up for hours. I start a new project and have a ton of great ideas. I finally tell myself to go to sleep. I will lay there for hours though just thinking about all the fun things I need to do or how to put my ideas in motion.
Keep a pad of paper and pen next to your bed. This is in case you do have something important jump in your head. You can scribble a quick note and then forget about it. In the morning it is there to remind you. You didn’t need to get up for it or spend hours obsessing on how not to forget it.
Find a goodnight herbal tea blend. There are some great herbal tea blends that can help calm and settle. Find one that you like and enjoy a nice hot calming cup of tea before bed. Add a little honey or lemon to sweeten or flavor.
Read a book. Sometimes reading a book can help calm and relax you to the point of falling asleep. If you’re really having a hard time, pick an extra boring book. Something like my Accounting text book or the Bible really works for me.
Take a warm bath. Having a nice warm relaxing bath before bed can really put you in the mood for sleep. Try to use lavender scented bath salts, oils or bubbles. Lavender is a calming agent that can help with stress relief, sore muscles, relaxation and more. So lay back and take a few minutes to unwind.
Clear your mind. I know this sounds weird, but I swear it works for me. I imagine a white wall in my mind. Every time I start to think about something, I push it away and go back to staring at the white wall in my head. I usually am asleep within 10 minutes.
Stay off electronics. I know it’s hard when our entire life revolves around electronics but you need to try. This is mainly for things that are very stimulating. I know if my kids are playing a very intensive and interactive game before bed, they have a very hard time settling down. The same goes for us adults. If I watch a very mentally stimulating movie before bed, I stay up thinking about it and have trouble calming down again.
Deal with your noisy partner. Do you have a loud sleeper sharing your bed? My husband isn’t too loud, but he does get noisy in certain positions. I found I either need to fall asleep first, or spend a good 30 minutes randomly jabbing my elbow into him until he turns in a quieter position. Sometimes I jab him hard enough he wakes up all confused and wondering why I’m hitting him. Well, there is a better way to quiet the noisy partner than bed time spousal abuse.
This is where Breathe Right® nasal strips come to the rescue. There are several reasons why our partners sleeping may be noisy. It might just be allergies or some other type of nasal congestion. Whatever the reason, sleepless nights are not fun. In a recent study done by the Breathe Right® brand, 59 percent of the people say they sleep next to a noisy mouth breather and for most, it keeps them from getting a good night’s rest.
If you’re having a hard time getting a good night’s rest and you’re looking for something simple to try to quiet your noisy partner, Breathe Right® nasal strips can help. They’re available at many of your local stores. They come in several different types from clear to calming lavender scent and even types for sensitive skin.
They’re very simple to put on and take off. The directions in the box are easy to follow. Clean the area so they will stick well, remove the liner on the back then press down the ends and gently rub to secure. The picture instructions in the box show where to place on the nose. Not too high and not too low.
If you’re tired of sleepless nights due to congestion, Breathe Right® nasal strips are a drug-free, clinically proven way to instantly lift the nasal passage. This helps you breathe better so you can sleep better. So get your #NightsRight again with Breathe Right nasal strips and wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day.
I really hope that if you are having a hard time getting to sleep at night that something in this list will work for you. I understand that sometimes the stress of the day and all the things we’re required to remember can get in the way of good sleep. Nothing makes your day harder to get through then going to sleep tired and waking tired. Find something that works for you and let’s get our nights right, together.
“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of TapInfluence for Breathe Right® nasal strips. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as compensation to thank me for my participation.”
Tuesday 5th of April 2016
I need to a try a few of these with the insomnia I have had lately. Especially the paper and pen by the bed - it's the never ending thoughts that keep me up!
Monday 4th of April 2016
These are great tips to sleep better, glad you shared some ideas I haven't thought about!
Monday 4th of April 2016
Love these tips! I need to get a notebook for my bedside I am always thinking of things in the middle of the night and then forget them.
Monday 4th of April 2016
Man, could I use a good night's sleep. We got off our schedule with spring break, and I'm still recovering. I need to ditch the electronics in my bedroom.
Sunday 20th of March 2016
Very useful tips, thanks for sharing your experience! I sometimes wake up at night, well when hungry for example, and have hard times falling asleep again. I don't know how to deal with it for I'm sleepy the wentire day and sometimes have bad mood. I'm happy when I manage to sleep through the night without a break.