Can’t Sleep? Try These 8 Tips Tonight.

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Not getting enough sleep night after night is miserable. The reasons why are as varied as the solutions.

There are many problems that come with sleep deprivation – some of them serious. Besides being prone to injury and not being able to focus throughout the day, people who don’t get enough sleep run the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, even heart attacks.

It’s time to get proactive about your lack of sleep. Try these tips next time you just can’t nod off.

1. Weighted blankets

Weighted blankets put pressure on the body which releases serotonin, the happy hormone. This may help you relax enough to fall asleep.

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2. Earplugs

Make your bedroom as quiet as possible to ensure a good sound sleep.

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3. Melatonin

This supplement is a natural sleep-inducer, and it’s non-habit forming, too.

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4. Pick a movie or book and recap it to yourself in minute detail until you drift off.

It will help you forget the stress of your day by focusing on something entirely separate.

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5. Get plenty of exercise during the day

Your body might not be tired enough for sleep, so make sure you wear yourself out a little before trying to sleep.

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6. Sleep on your own

There’s nothing wrong with sleeping away from your partner, especially if they snore or move around too much for you to sleep.

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7.  Try an essential oil air diffuser

A couple of drops of lavender essential oil may help induce a nice, deep sleep.

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8. Only use your bed for sleep (and sex).

If you stop working, reading, using your phone or doing any other activity on your bed beside sleeping in it, you’ll train your brain that your bed is for sleep only which will help you fall asleep faster.

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If your super power is not getting enough sleep, these simple but tried and true solutions may help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Give one or two a shot, and see what they can do for you tonight.