Hello, my pretties! How are you all doing? Well, I hope!
I’ve been doing as well as it is to be expected. I’ve been feeling better and better every day, and, today, I took a leap of faith and allowed my mom’s hairdresser to chop off most of my previously very long hair. You can see the results of the little adventure on my Twitter, @Miss_JaySouza.
All right, with that out of the way, let us go to the theme I’ve selected for today’s post, shall we?
I’ve lived with insomnia basically since I can remember. Or, more properly, a general inability to sleep well at night. I’ve always been a night owl, since I was a baby. As a baby, I’d sleep easily during the day and stay awake at night. As a young child, school happened in the morning, and it was torture. I have studied in the morning and woken up early my entire life – and I still had a very hard time sleeping at night, no matter how tired I was.
I’m 36 years old now. (Shut up, I’m not old!) And I still live this way. I wake up early from Monday to Friday to work, and work all day, which means I should technically sleep at night. Should. I still stay up all night if left to my own devices.
So, I don’t leave myself to my own devices, and try to get some aid in managing to fall asleep. They are as follows: (Note that I’m not an expert on anything, I’m just sharing what I do to help myself fall asleep when I need to be sleeping)
1- A warm shower before bed always helps me relax.
2- Some small acts of self-care, such as getting moisturizer on my face, hands and feet, also help me prepare for bed.
3- Drinking a glass of water always helps me as well.
4- Keeping a pleasant temperature in the room is very important too.
5- ASMR videos (I’ll talk about them in more detail on a future post) are also a great help.
6- A few games help me unwind and fall asleep as well – I’ll probably share which ones in the future if you’d like me to.
7- Last, but not least, if nothing else works, I get up and go do something else until I feel like going back to bed.
Well, I guess that’s all I have to share right now. I guess I’ll go back to doing pretty much nothing and sleeping a bit – hopefully.
Does any of you live with insomnia? What do you do to unwind and fall asleep? Share your tips with me in the comments!
See you all on the next post! Love you all!