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When it comes to our mental health, sleep is crucial. Sleep is something every single one of us needs. When we fail to get enough sleep, we are not setting ourselves up for success. If you struggle with an addiction or a mental health issue, you may find sleep a struggle. Know that you are not alone in this struggle. Working with a mental health professional will help you to better understand what you are experiencing and the best skills to face your challenges. While you work with a therapist to address the underlying issues that may be causing sleep issues, here are a few tips to keep in mind that may help you improve your sleeping habits. 


  1. Have an Evening Routine


Having an evening routine helps your mind and body know when it is time to relax and calm down. By maintaining the same routine every day, it helps to train your mind. Everyone’s routine may look slightly different. Try to determine what will work best for you. 


  1. Clear Your Mind


Many people struggle to fall asleep due to racing thoughts. Try meditation or yoga if you find your mind racing near bedtime. Learning to find your center and inner calm will help your mind calm down as well. When our minds are clear and calm, falling asleep tends to be a much easier thing to do. 


  1. Acknowledge Your Feelings


Sometimes many of us struggle with our sleep because we have so many pent-up emotions.  Our thoughts tend to swirl because we have failed to work through what we are struggling with. Try to acknowledge what you are feeling and label your emotions and analyze where they are stemming from. The more we can know and understand our feelings, the better we can work through them productively and healthily. 


Sleep is crucial. We all need an adequate amount of sleep to work through the challenges that we face every day. If you struggle with a mental health issue or an addiction, you may find that you struggle with your sleep as well. Try to establish an evening routine to help your mind and body learn when it is time to relax. Here at The Guest House, we understand how complex mental health issues can be. Many times you may not know how to face your struggles or where to begin. We are here to help. We have helped many individuals like you work through their unique challenges and journey towards health and happiness. Call us today at (855) 483-7800 to learn more about how we can support you.