Having Trouble Sleeping Due to Moving Stress? 5 Tips to Help Cope
Moving is stressful, so it’s not uncommon for people to lose sleep before they move. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to improve your sleep during a time like this! By reducing your stress levels and taking steps to promote good rest before and during bedtime, you can enjoy a good night’s sleep throughout your relocation. Here’s what you can do to encourage good sleep while you’re in the middle of a household relocation.
1. Turn Off Screens An Hour Before Bed
Blue lights from electronic devices can signal to your brain that it’s time to stay awake. For example, watching television, doing work on the computer, and looking at your smartphone before bed can make it harder to fall asleep, moving back your sleep time and leading to less sleep time overall. Conversely, turning off screens an hour before bedtime makes it easier to get to sleep when the time finally comes.
If you’re bored and need something to think about while you’re winding down, read a book or listen to an audiobook. These options won’t stimulate your brain in the same way that electronic screens will.
2. Listen to Relaxation Tapes
It’s hard to relax when you’re in the midst of a big move. Listening to relaxation tapes can help! Find a relaxation tape and either listen to it as you’re falling asleep or listen to it an hour before bedtime. Every relaxation tape is different, so try several options before finding the one that’s right for you.
3. Take Hot Baths Before Bed
Packing is dirty work. It’s also hard on the muscles! Taking a hot bath before bed can help you relax as you prepare to rest. Enjoy bath salts and relaxing music before bedtime as you lay back in your hot bath. Make a ritual of washing off all the dirt from packing to make you feel better and more prepared for sleep.
4. Maintain a Consistent Sleep Schedule
Maintaining a consistent sleep schedule is essential, even when you’re in the midst of something as big and important as a relocation. Going to bed at the same time every night and getting up at the same time every day can help ensure that you’ll be ready to sleep when the time comes and ready to wake up when it’s time as well.
Your body will naturally start to prepare for bedtime if it knows that bedtime is coming, so choose a specific time of night when you can fall asleep.
5. Keep Your Room Dark and Chilly
As you move closer to your bedtime, your body will naturally start to lower its own internal temperature. Going to sleep in a chilly room will help reinforce that natural temperature drop and promote faster sleep.
Your body will also fall asleep more quickly in a dark room, so turn off all lights and close your curtains before trying to go to sleep. By keeping your room dark and cool, you’ll make it easier to fall asleep there.
Work With a Good Moving Company
Reduce your stress levels by working with a good moving company. This can make sleeping easier! Contact us to make an appointment and get started with your relocation.
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