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These Little Tricks Will Help You Get To Sleep

Plus, what might be keeping you up in the first place.

21/02/2017 11:08 AM AEDT | Updated 21/02/2017 8:04 PM AEDT
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Coffee (but not too much) is okay, but limit it to before lunchtime.

Worrying about what's going on in your life, some medications, too much coffee and hormones can all make it hard to get to sleep, or difficult to get a full night's rest in.

For a quick fix, you might be tempted to reach for sleeping pills, or even a few drinks before bed, but that's just a band-aid (plus booze can do very bad things to your sleep).

Instead, try employing a psychological approach. ACT stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and it's all about changing those things in your mind you do have control over while learning to accept the things you cannot change.

Essentially it's about mindfulness and not getting frustrated by the situation, which will only make it worse.

For more tips on why you might be struggling with sleep and what can be done about it, check out the below infographic:

Infographic by Onstride


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