Have you ever laid in bed, tired as heck, but unable to sleep?

You try changing positions...lay on your right side, then you try the left. Maybe you just try face down or face up.  Still, you can't find the right position.

I've been there, and it's so frustrating. Here are tips you can try to get a good night's rest.

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  • Lower the temperature in your room

According to The National Sleep Foundation, it's best to set your room temperature between 60 and 67 degrees. Our body temperature decreases as a normal occurrence when we sleep.  A cooler room helps your body along.

  • Turn off the television and computer screens 

Many studies conclude that the blue light that our devices emit, is a cause of sleep problems. As difficult as it may be, they say you should turn off all your screens at least two hours before bed.

  • Set a schedule and be consistent

Generally speaking, adults need eight hours of sleep.  You have to have a set time and stick to it.  Our bodies get into a routine and need consistency.

  • Be careful of what you eat and drink before bedtime

Many of us enjoy snacks before we head to bed.  Before careful what you eat.  Try to avoid eating less than an hour before bedtime.

Not only that, pay attention to what you're consuming.  Be careful you aren't ingesting caffeine.  Do not consume caffeine 6 hours before going to bed.

  • Try a sleeping aid

If all else fails, you might want to try a sleeping aid like Melatonin.  Melatonin is a hormone that helps us to sleep.  This is an over-the-counter supplement, which means you don't need a prescription.

It's considered to be safe, and many people have found that it works well.  As always, talk to your doctor before trying.       

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