- De-clutter your schedule
According to Verceles, if you think that you can permit seven to eight hours for sleep, then you really need to have a look on your schedule and make further adjustments. What you have to do is that you have to shift your night activities to early evening and your evening to early morning. Also try to make some other changes like eliminating such tasks that are not very essential. Giving enough time to sleep at night will help you to function better during the other remaining activities
- Don’t go to bed until you’re sleepy
Probably it happens that you won’t fall asleep when you are tired and you go to bed immediately, says Krakow. Try to differentiate between being tired and feeling sleepy. When you are feeling like your eyes are droopy and you are drowsing, and you feel like nodding off, then get into bed. And that will definitely be a different kind of feeling.
- Don’t nap late in the day
Sleeping in the late afternoon will worsen your daytime sleepiness as it can obstruct with nighttime sleep.
- Create a relaxing bedtime ritual
A routine of relaxation before getting into bed will help you unconnected from the day, especially from those activities that are stressful or over-stimulating and making it difficult for you to sleep. Try the following activities such as soaking in a hot bath, reading a book, meditation, or listening to soothing music. Moreover, a warm milk or a cup of herbal tea can also provide you gentle calming effect. But if it resulting in side effects such as waking you at night to rush to bathroom, then skip those.
- Avoid nightcaps
People usually thinks that consuming alcohol gives you good sleep, but in reality it robs you of good sleep. When the effect of alcohol hits you in the night, you will be wide awake again probably.
- See a sleep specialist
Sleep disorders might cause daytime sleepiness. Despite taking a good sleep at night, if you feel excessively sleepy during the day or without daily activities you fall asleep, then it might be a chance that are suffering from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy. Untreated and undiagnosed sleep disorders are likely the main cause of tiredness and sleepiness.