Sleepless Nights- What's the Cure?
So is there a cure for sleepless nights or am I hard wired to just not need as much sleep? Well, I’m ALWAYS tired. But I feel that way no matter whether I get 9 hours or 5. You could blame social media (again), or work, or or or… BUT I have always been like this, even from a young age. Now before you jump to conclusions, let me explain:- We rarely ever had sugar, chocolate or sweets and certainly not at night (including sugary drinks, it was water or milk for us) - I was a very active child and did some form of sport every single day - I didn’t have a T.V. in my room or watch it downstairs straight before bed (we used to play cards and the like!) So all the usual reasons why a child wouldn’t sleep have been eliminated. The fact is, I used to think and WORRY. About what, as a child you might ask? Well, among other crazy things I used to worry about house fires and I’d spend many a night mentally planning my escape and I could best get everyone out and in what order, depending where the fire was. Crazy huh?! Well, that’s the sort of sh*t that keeps me awake at night. You can image how little sleep I got whilst working on a cruise ship- I could barely find my way around it in daylight! I believe the only answer for me and my sleep pattern is to learn to meditate. That surely will clear my mind?! The problem is doing it- I started to teach myself a few years ago, but then never carried on with it. I really must dig that book out again…. I do also believe, although it’s not the root cause using my phone at night is certainly not helping. So I am continuing with my quest to stop checking emails and social media past 9pm. I will be doing a short update on that next week, so look out for that to see how I’m getting on. Other than that, any other (non mainstream) tips for avoiding sleepless nights will be gratefully received! Hollie x P.S. I’m feeling sleepy as I finish writing this…. could writing be the way forward… ?! Sleepless Nights- What's the Cure? By Hollie Brooks