One of the things that people complain about during stressful times is the inability to fall asleep, or stay asleep. This piece is about how you can sleep better, even when you’re going through stressful times.
Lack of sleep makes you feel less resilient, more vulnerable, more cranky, and less emotionally resourceful.
For starters, if you have a diagnosis that keeps you up at night, talk to your doctor about optimizing your situation and treatments. When I was still practicing, it was amazing how little patients told me about specific things that were keeping them up at night. Certain issues like chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and urinary issues are just a few things that can keep one a week at night, and can’t be helped by optimizing medical management.
If there is no diagnosis per se and you are simply going through tough and stressful times here are a few pointers:
So, there it is, if you find yourself struggling to fall asleep at night put some of these to work, and let me know how things are working out.