Insomnia is a sleep disorder. People with insomnia have trouble sleeping: difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep as long as desired.
1. Exercise and stay active
Activity helps promote a good night’s sleep. Get at least 20 to 30 minutes of vigorous exercise daily at least five to six hours before bedtime.
2. Avoid or limit naps
Naps can make it harder to fall asleep at night. If you can’t get by without one, try to limit a nap to no more than 30 minutes and don’t nap after 3 p.m.
3. Check your medications
Check all of your medicines with your doctor to see if they could be affecting your sleep. To help avoid sleep problems, you may be able to adjust your dose or change the time of day you take your medicine.
4. Stick to a sleep schedule
Keep your bedtime and wake time consistent from day to day, including on weekends.
5. Keep your bedroom quiet, dark, and cool. Try using a sleep mask and earplugs to help you sleep.