– Checking the clock: This can make you more anxious and make it harder to fall asleep.
– Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed.
– Watching TV or using electronic devices in bed: The blue light emitted from screens can interfere with sleep.
– Napping during the day: Long naps can make it harder to fall asleep at night.
– Eating a heavy meal before bed: This can make you feel uncomfortable and make it harder to fall asleep.
Breathing exercises for falling asleep:
1. Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose for a count of 4.
1. Hold your breath for a count of 7.
3. Exhale slowly through your mouth for a count of 8.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for 4-5 minutes.