Beat Insomnia and Sleep Like a Baby

*By Daniel Mwanzia*

Peaceful night awesome night or what the Swahili say,’ usiku mwema usio na bugdha wala usumbufu wa mbu’.

shot of a baby girl sleeping peacefully at home

Steps to get good sleep:

  • Learn to value sleep. We never accomplish what we do not value
  • Establish regular bedtime ritual to let your mind and body know that you are preparing to sleep
  • Exercise appropriately every day, at least four to five hours before retiring.
  • Establish regular times for rising and retiring and stick to them every day -even on weekends.
  • Use a comfortable, firm bed located in a quiet, cool bedroom not cluttered with TVs, computers and exercise equipment.
  • Eat lightly in the evening, several hours prior to bedtime.
  • Avoid watching exciting or depressing TV programs or movies, engaging yourself in stressful events such as arguments or making momentous decisions soon before bedtime.
  • Avoid the use of sleeping medications, confinement alcohol which disrupts normal sleep architecture.
  • See your personal physician if you suspect a sleep disorder or other medical condition.
  • Put your trust in God. Give him your problems and anxieties.

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