5 Top Tips To Beat Insomnia
There are many natural remedies that can help relax you at bedtime like herbal teas, bath salts and essential oils. But, if you feel like you’ve tried everything and are still not having any success check out Burnout Expert Jayne Morris’ 5 Super Steps to Restful Sleep:
Keep your bedroom clutter free – lots of clothes lying around waiting to be washed, piles of paperwork scattered on the floor or shoes strewn everywhere mean that when you climb into bed your mind is distracted by the chaos. Your bedroom needs a place of peace and tranquility for you to truly gain good rest.
Turn down the temperature– Studies have shown that the ideal temperature for sleeping is 15-20°C (60-68 Fahrenheit). Research also indicates that interestingly many insomniacs experience an increase in body temperature at night compared to normal sleepers and therefore struggle to fall asleep if the room is too hot. Try turning down the heat!
Keep a journal and a pen by your bed and write down everything playing on your mind before you try to nod off to sleep. It is easier to drift off without ‘to do’ lists floating around in your head. Get your thoughts down on paper so you can release them from your mind.
Draw a picture – you might not have played with coloured chalks or pastels since you were a child, but give yourself permission to doodle in any way you please before bed and your subconscious mind will thank you for it. Choose whatever colours you feel drawn to and allow them to swirl, twirl and make patterns on the page. This gives your subconscious the chance to process any unfinished business from your day and settle down for sleep.
Notice your thoughts– it is impossible to stop thinking completely, in fact doing this will only mean you think even more! Instead, after completing steps 1-4 notice any remaining thoughts as they come in, allow them to float by like clouds in the sky, observe them as they meander along, then just as easily allow them to float away again. Keep doing this and before you have realized it you will have drifted off into a deep slumber
An expert in transforming lives from Burnout to Brilliance. Jayne’s one-to-one work, seminars, podcasts, articles and online posts have helped thousands of people around the world regain their sense of power, passion and purpose. She loves delivering inspirational talks and transformational workshops. Her clients include CEO’s, celebrities, leaders and luminaries.
Jayne draws on over 20 years martial arts experience and 15 years combined experience in international business, teaching, radio and television presenting. As a qualified Personal and Business Coach, Jayne is a member of the highly reputed Coaching Circle, National Council of Psychotherapists and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. She holds a BSc in Economics and International Business, an Advanced Diploma in Art Psychotherapy, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Personal and Business Coaching.
With a love for experiencing new places, Jayne has lived, worked and run training sessions in several countries including Japan, Germany, Spain and America. From tutoring groups of troubled teenagers to leading executive seminars for up to 150 professionals, Jayne has completed projects for various organisations including the BBC, Channel 4, Kent Business TV, CVA TV, Adidas, Thomas Cook, JET Programme and Teach First.
Jayne offers several services including VIP Days, individually tailored packages, plus intensive workshops, courses and retreats held in beautiful locations in the UK and abroad. Bespoke workshops and inspiring talks to meet your individual needs or the needs of your organisation are also available.
Jayne is resident life coach expert for NHS Online Healthnet and has been featured by leading publications including The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Red, Best, Spirit & Destiny and Women’s Own. Jayne has had articles published in Inspired Times magazine and by Hay House in the recent release ‘More to Life than Shoes’