Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep
Following a crime, you may experience some disruption to your regular sleeping patterns – particularly if worries are keeping you awake at night. The following tips may help to alleviate your sleepless nights.
Create a Sleep Schedule
Going to sleep, and waking at roughly the same time each day can help regulate your body’s internal clock and help you to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Enjoy a Relaxing Bedtime Routine
Practicing yoga, meditation or a grounding activity right before bedtime may help to separate your sleep time from activities that can cause excitement, stress or anxiety.
Evaluate your Sleep Space
Ensure your sleeping environment isn’t disrupting your sleep by removing sources of sound, light and distraction.
Limit Screen Time Before Bed
The blue light in most electronic screens can influence and delay the body’s natural circadian rhythms, making it harder to fall asleep.
Limit Alcohol and Caffeine
Avoid caffeine and alcohol in the hours before bed to ensure a restful sleep.
A simple walk around the block can help to expend extra energy and allow for a good night’s sleep.