Top Tips for a better nights sleep

As promised here is my follow up article to 4 reasons you can’t sleep at night. Since I was young I’ve always struggled to sleep at a normal time but overtime I have invented some strategies that help me.

Overthinking

 This is the most difficult to manage. When I found myself absorbed by a dozen racing thoughts, I pick one stream of thought and let it flow. The important thing is not to resist your thoughts because this will develop into a battle between you and your brain which will keep you awake. After a while your brain eventually gets bored and switches off allowing you to finally sleep.

Anxiety

 Strangely enough using the above technique can also combat anxiety. By deliberately choosing to focus your mind on a particular topic you automatically distract yourself from anxious thoughts. In the event where you find yourself overwhelmed by anxiety get out of bed and sit upright to allow you to breathe. I would recommend getting up and walking around for five or so minutes after an anxiety attack before returning to bed.

OCD

 This is a strange one but for me it works. I’ve suffered from OCD for a long time and instead of getting up to check I would take photos before going to bed. This way, if I became fixed on the idea that the fridge door was open I could just check my phone to see that it is firmly closed. There is no need to get out of bed and waste any more time. The only problem is, this method doesn’t help to overcome your OCD rather it tends to feed it as the process of taking a picture can become an obsession.

Sleep Better Roller Ball

 I would recommend the Sleep Better Roller Ball by Tisserand. All you have to do is apply the roller on to your skin. The product is composed of 100% natural pure essential oil blend which works by soothing your body. The reviews support my recommendation as it appears a successful remedy with a rating of 4.5 stars.

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MY WORST NIGHTMARE

A house full of guests… no biggy right? Well, for me when my mum has her friends over I feel trapped. Today is exactly the same. The same feeling leaves me overwhelmed and I cower away in my room to avoid any social interaction and the possibility of being embarrassed.


I know, it seems ridiculous right? I don’t want to come across as rude but I just can’t help it. I feel awkward after-all I don’t these people very well and small-talk is incredibly awkward. Overthinking combined with the fear of seeming anxious makes me a prisoner in my own room. I can’t leave, it’s as if the door is a barrier to the danger. In my mind, I know there is no real danger but I just can’t seem to shake the feeling.

My mum simply doesn’t understand that when she shouts ‘COME DOWN FOR SOME CAKE AND SAY HELLO’ at the top of her voice it only makes it worse. You see, the problem I face now is that it seems forced. I feel awkward and I don’t want to come down especially after being prompted to.


I’m not really used to having to make small-talk with people I don’t know as at uni we’re all pretty close so that’s fine. I just don’t understand it’s as if my body goes into meltdown when people I’m not close with come over. I get that it can seem rude but I’m not going to apologise, why should I? After-all they haven’t come over to see me and if I’m being honest I doubt it makes any difference to them if they see me or not. Unless of course they asked to see me (which I very much doubt).


It’s a difficult situation, I think deep down I know I should probably show my face but on the other hand, is it worth feeling anxious over? What’s wrong with staying in my room whilst I let them get on with catching up? It would be helpful to hear some responses so please let me know what you think about the issue…

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