Living with Chronic Illness sleep becomes elusive. It seems everyone I talk with that has Psoriatic Arthritis, RA, Fibro, etc has this same challenge. Over the years I’ve learned different methods to aid sleep not that I don’t still have nights that it is impossible to achieve but these have helped me a great deal.
~ Develop a sleep routine. Turn off all electronics at least 30 minutes before you want to sleep.
~ A warm bath. This helps your muscles relax. I add lavender and baby oil to mine. Softer skin and the lavender is relaxing as well.
~ Read. Choosing something calm. I can get so intrigued in what I’m reading I stay up all night. So now am much more selective about my bedtime reading.
~ Warm milk. The tryptophan in milk helps to make you sleepy.
~ Meditate. Breathe in through your nose. Breathe in that wonderful stuff of life.
Exhale through your mouth. Focus on what your thankful for this day.
~ Pray. Thank the Lord for the blessing of the day.
~ If your pets sleep with you gently stroke them and let their sounds lull you to sleep.
Hope this helps! Hugs!