- Robert Merki
Here are three quick tips for getting better sleep with ADHD.
1: Put Your Phone Away
Yeah I know. You've heard this a million times.
So why aren't you doing it?
I'm not going to cite you studies or find sources. You know that too much screen time screws with your sleep, especially right before bed.
Put your damn phone away. Let that thing charge in the kitchen. Just somewhere else. It doesn't need to be in your bedroom.
2: Set A Fixed Wake Up Time
A lot of people try to micromanage their sleep every night. Stop it.
Figure out when you want to wake up, and set an alarm for that time for every day. Don't mess with it. Just wake up at the same time, every single day. Your sleep will be much better.
Another thing. If you're trying to set a new sleep schedule, don't think too much about bed time. The most important thing is to wake up on time. Your body will eventually figure it out, and you'll be able to fall asleep earlier.
3: Learn to Admit Defeat
You know when it's 1am and you're still wide awake?
Just admit defeat. You won't be getting a good sleep tonight. Just let it happen.
As soon as you admit defeat, you'll be less frustrated and you can start shuffling around your meetings/responsibilities. Try to move things away from tomorrow so will suffer as little as possible.
If you don't get much sleep tonight, you'll be able to sleep a lot tomorrow night.
Bonus: Try Melatonin
Melatonin is a sleep supplement that many people use.
I wouldn't recommend using it too often since your body can start to rely on it, but don't be afraid to try it out if you feel like you're not going to be able to sleep that night.
You can find it at any pharmacy/grocery store.