There are probably a million reasons why so many of us wake up in the middle of the night when we would rather not. Perhaps a noise was responsible or maybe a trip to the bathroom is on order. Whatever the reason, many people are not lucky enough to fall back to sleep quickly and easily after being awakened, and laying in bed struggling to get back to sleep for hours can be very frustrating. It can also make you less efficient, capable and happy the following day. Sleeping pills might work for some folks, bit not everyone is keen on the idea of downing pills on a regular basis just to get some shut-eye. There are other things you can do to better your chances of getting back to dreamland after waking up in the wee hours of the morning, like the following seven tips.
Believe it or not, your chances of having a restful night’s sleep may depend on how much light you are exposed to during the day. Light re-sets the body’s internal clock, so get your day off to a good start by getting out and getting some natural light within an hour or two of waking up in the morning. It also helps to get up at the same time each day regardless of how long you slept.