We hear you, we experienced the same thing before we learned how to get a better night's sleep. As everyone is different, you must figure out what works for you to help you get more sleep. Below are some suggestions for getting more sleep at night, and hopefully by trying them you will find that you get the sleep you have been searching for.
Take a look at your sleep routine
How do you prepare to go to sleep now? If you simply get into your PJ's and jump into bed, you might be missing out on the chance to prepare your body for sleep and really "wind down".
Make sure you create a routine that is consistent and trains your mind and body that it is soon time for bed. It's all about repetition here.
Consider reading a book or listening to some soothing music instead of looking at your phone. You can prepare your body by having a back massage or foot massage or even taking a bath while listening to the sounds of the ocean or rain.
Is your environment conducive to sleep?
Does your bedroom smell delicious and have clean bedsheets? Make sure your bedroom has a good moisture level because high humidity can interfere with your sleep.
Consider adding some bedroom plants and creating an environment that is relaxing and low-stress. It can be stressful for some people to live in a cluttered or messy environment.
Have you considered magnesium if you need more sleep?
Magnesium is associated with numerous health benefits, including improved sleep. Studies have shown that it affects ion channel conductivity and relaxes muscles.
Magnesium can be incorporated into your sleep routine in a number of ways, such as adding magnesium bath bombs to your bath or using magnesium bath salts that are highly concentrated. Some people prefer a magnesium drink 30 minutes before bed (this one is our personal favourites and there are a variety of flavors to choose from).
In case you are not sure where to begin and feel desperate that you need more sleep, try recording your sleep patterns using a sleep app, or simply writing down your sleep routine in a diary and then monitoring the results as you try different things and see what works best for you.
We hope these tips can help to educate you on things you can easily try yourselves at home right now. Good luck!