If you’re suddenly an over-thinker at night, like me, it might help to write your thoughts down or just the things bothering you for you to worry about another time.
Stretch all of your muscles and joints, tensing them and relaxing them, this will help you get comfortable much easier and not be so restless.
Do something relaxing before you go to bed, read a book, or have a bath, no TV.
If you can’t sleep and you are getting frustrated, get up and do something until you feel tired again, constantly trying to go to sleep when you’re not tired is bad for you, you start to associate not being able to sleep with your bed.
When you wake up, take a few deep breaths and stretch, think of a few good things and what you want to accomplish today. It can help you have a positive outlook.
I really struggle staying asleep, having experienced both insomnia and too much sleep. I found that falling asleep to some ambient sounds, such as birds or waves etc or ‘white noise’ helps me doze off,
Think positive thoughts, reflect on your day and how you want the next to be better, and be grateful for what you have.
Try and have a routine throughout daily life and try and go to bed and wake up around the same time.
When I wake up in the ‘I don’t know if I need to pee or not’ just go as quick as possible avoiding too much light and opening your eyes too much and go straight back to bed.