As you return to your work after eating lunch, you may wonder: Why am I so sleepy? Whether you use words like drowsiness, sleepiness, tiredness, or fatigue to describe this mid-afternoon lull, why does it occur? Well, it may actually relate to a natural dip in the circadian rhythm.
You've finally reached your breaking point: after another night spent tossing and turning, a morning where you struggle to get out of bed, and a day fighting sleepiness and fatigue, you are committed to trying to sleep better and fixing your insomnia. This can be a significant and life-changing goal, and it can also be a little intimidating without a plan. Where should you even begin? Fortunately, there are a series of specific changes you can make that will help you to sleep better.
Pick a Time to Focus on Your Sleep
Choose Your Bedtime
Sleep Until You Are No Longer Tired
Figure Out the Average
Arrange Your Sleep Schedule to Meet Your Needs
What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Chances are that it doesn't involve getting prolonged direct exposure to sunlight. How might this undermine your ability to sleep? Learn how exposure to morning sunlight may help you to sleep better, especially if you have a circadian rhythm disorder.
If you are not sleeping well, you may be interested in learning about the possible causes. What if something you are doing is ruining your sleep? Review the 10 worst ways to ruin your sleep, from drinking caffeine too late to lying in bed awake. You may find the reason that you have insomnia and finally get the sleep that you need to function at your best. Discover more in this Verywell article by Dr. Peters.