How to Get a Good Night's Sleep While Feeling Safe and Secure

Having a good nights sleep is something that everyone deserves as having the right amount every night will leave you feeling awake and refreshed. However, quite a few of us have to regularly face sleeping problems. The following tips should help you get a good night's sleep.


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    Try to think of reasons why you can't sleep. Don't worry though,as most sleep problems are only temporary,and there can be something done about it. You don't have to deal with it in silence thinking that it will only get worse,when actually it can be easy to improve. Maybe you go to bed with a head full of worries? Or you are uncomfortable with your bedding or pillows? Feel unsafe when sleeping? Get to the bottom of what's causing problems so you can think of solutions. And just think, its better to sort out things like these as soon as you recognise a sleep disorder pattern then leaving it to worry you even more.
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    Develop a regular bedtime routine. One of the most popular causes of insomnia is having a messed up bedtime routine,which basically means going to bed at different times in the week. Doing this messes up your body clock,which can only be used to the same bedtime,not loads of different ones. On school nights,it's a good idea to go to bed at about, as you get about 9-8 hours sleep which is good for teenagers. Just make sure that you aren't going to bed too early or late each night.
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    Develop a routine that promotes security. Some people with this reoccurring problem often feel unsafe in their own beds,and sometimes even fear of sleeping. Again,do not worry,as being scared is not at all wimpy or pathetic,but a trouble which can actually be very upsetting. To avoid being scared,which is not at all good for trying to get to sleep,you have to leave behind whatever is unsettling to you. Things such as watching scary films and trailers should stop,as these are a main cause. Imagine being in a dark room on your own and thinking of a scary character or event in one of the films and wanting to go to sleep. Seems impossible, doesn't it? Also,strange noises in the middle of the night can be equally worrying,so instead of insisting to yourself that a stranger is walking around your house or someone is breaking in, think of what those sounds really are.
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    Try some relaxing activities to keep you relaxed and calm before bed. A hot bath(but not boiling)with all your favourite products and having a pampering session is brilliant.


  • Don't go to bed with a full bladder. Use the toilet first then go to bed. You don't want to be kept up all night bursting!
  • If necessary,try an eye mask.
  • If you are religious, try saying a prayer before going to bed. Connecting with your Deity will leave you feeling peaceful and content, and, if you include that as part of your "going to bed" ritual every night, it will send the "time to sleep" message to your brain.
  • A night light is good if you don't like sleeping in pitch black darkness. If that's too bright though,leaving the light on in the landing will do.
  • Close the curtains to block out annoying lights.
  • Keep any electronic device switched off and put away.
  • Some stores sell scented room sprays (like lavender) which natural smells help relax.
  • Try to solve worries in the day and come up with solutions so you aren't thinking about them in bed.
  • Try not to watch TV or look at electronics/bright lights as this can disrupt your sleeping.
  • If you are worrying, write all your worries down. Even show them to someone you trust and they may be able to help you.


  • Don't do anything which could be dangerous to you or other people. NEVER have a candle burning while in bed,that is just putting your house at risk completely. Not a good idea.
  • Make sure the room is not too hot. If it is, you could just open a window slightly to let some cool air in.
  • Do not worry, sleep problems will pass.

Things You'll Need

  • Comfy bed
  • Cozy pajamas or nightgown
  • Things to help you unwind, such as a book
  • Sensible bedtime routine

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