Sleep: For a Better Night's Sleep
- Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
- Relax before bed with a warm bath, reading or meditation.
- Try to exercise every day, but not too close to bedtime.
- Don't lie awake in bed for more than 15 minutes. Do
something else until you feel tired.
- Make a "to-do-tomorrow" list and put those things out of
- Make sure your bedroom isn't too cold, too warm, too
noisy or too bright.
- Track your sleep habits and look for patterns.
- Avoid caffeine after noon.
Difficulty sleeping may not be just insomnia. If you
notice signs of irritability, have difficulty concentrating, or you're feeing so
"up" that you don't need to sleep, see your doctor.
A program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).