How can I become a less light sleeper?
September 2, 2012 5:54 PM Subscribe
I have always been a light sleeper. I want to become a less light sleeper. Is this possible? How?
posted by JoannaC to Health & Fitness (19 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I need to get better sleep! I am such a light sleeper that it seems anything wakes me up---I have gotten used to the noises my bedmate makes, but when he tosses and turns, the bed feels like it vibrates, and I wake up numerous times a night from that. I also sleep on my side and lately have been finding that my fingers get numb after about two hours (this never happened before) and THAT wakes me up. Sirens outside, noises in the apartment hallway, you name it.
My bedmate has some allergy issues this summer and we had a few sleepless nights where he was up (and therefore so was I!) I wasn't working for the summer (I am a teacher), so I got accustomed to going back to bed after he left for work. But now school is starting again and I can't do that. I am terrified I am going to be living in a constant state of sleep deprivation. Isn't there anything I can do? I want to learn to be a less light sleeper. Is this possible? How?