To qualify reading this article, please answer these questions:
- Have you been tossing and turning in bed either lately or for some time?
- Is sleeplessness or insomnia (serious sounding word that may compel us to think we are abnormal and push us to take some chemical aids) at a point that is getting you fed up of having to deal with it?
- Are you waking up in the middle of night to run to pee?
If you answered yes to any question, then read the rest.
If not, sleep over the problem till you get to answer yes and then come back to this article.
Though I sincerely hope you did not answer yes to any of these questions.
Ok, I am truly sorry to hear that you are going through this problem, but here is what you can do starting tonight:
- Eat your last meal 2-3 hours before sleep time. Why? Because your body will keep you awake to digest your food, so having it digested and moving on to nourishing you will actually get you to sleep
- Keep a warm bag or hot water bottle on your tummy when in bed. Its like helping cook the food!
- Drink a glass of warm water just before going to bed- remember that your body is busy repairing and maintaining while you are asleep and it needs water to do its work.
Staying warm and hydrated will get you better sleep because you have provided all that your body needs to do its work and it wont bother you in the middle of night when it runs out of water or cooking flames or some ingredients to complete its tasks.
The reason you wake up is due to a dehydrated body asking for water and then you naturally tend to pee. But if you are well hydrated, there is no reason for the body to wake you up.
So, if you don’t get your deepest slumber in the first attempt, give your body some time to get used to the extra attention it will be getting. Believe me, you will have it come out of its shell and giving you back your sleep instead of troubling you for what it needs.
And yes, in the winter months, do use a room humidifier.
- Sarah Musavi