Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
In my last post about insomnia, I mentioned some sleep strategies I was going to implement in hopes of giving myself a restful night’s sleep. One of the strategies was signing off of social media at least an hour before bedtime.
I will admit, it was hard at first to practice these new strategies, specifically signing off of social media since most of my job revolves around social media marketing. I’m not going to say I was perfect every night , because I wasn’t, but for the most part, the sleep strategies did help. There were some nights I still had a hard time falling asleep, but I think a lot of my struggles can be traced back to the medication I’m on.
Another strategy mentioned in my last post was to turn off the lights in our room. I’m not one of those people who can sleep with a lot of light shining around me. To help deal with the small bit of light from outside that still managed to find its way into our bedroom, I bought a sleep mask to guarantee everything around me was pitch black. I have to say, the mask helped tremendously. It was definitely money well-spent.
Another way I’ve been helping myself is to play music at night when I’m trying to sleep. It helps to relax me and send my mind drifting towards Slumberland. Well, that’s as long as I listen to relaxing music and not rock music. I don’t think Rammstein would relax me the way some other singers would. (I also love to listen to nature sounds, as well as music used for meditation.)
If you’re like me, and not like our new puppy (above) who can sleep through just about anything, and you’re searching for another aid to help you battle your insomnia, there are prescription medications on the market to consider, like SILENOR®.
SILENOR® is a sleep aid that helps people like me who have a hard time staying asleep. The difference between SILENOR® and other sleep aids is that it works in conjunction with your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle. That means it helps you stay asleep once you fall asleep each night.
Also, those who choose to use it can use it every day without worrying about developing an addiction to it.
In order to determine what is the best option for you, you should meet with your primary care physician and discuss your routine, lifestyle and symptoms.
If you would like to learn more about healthy sleep habits and how to achieve a full and uninterrupted night of sleep, please visit Wanttosleepmore.com for more info.