When I first started working after college, I remember chatting with my new coworkers over lunch—and so many of them would talk about not getting a good night’s sleep. At the time, as a rather naive young adult, I remember thinking: “Wow, I can’t imagine not sleeping well. I always sleep through the night!”
A few years later, I got my first taste of the battle with insomnia. Since then, I’ve had so many sleepless nights. Either I can’t fall asleep, or I wake up and can’t fall back asleep, or I wake up too early. It’s been an ongoing battle—and one that I ultimately found out was related to some thyroid issues, fluctuating hormones, and the biggest culprit: stress. Even after getting to the root of the problem, there wasn’t a magic fix. But with time and consistency, I’ve found a few things that have really helped me get a better night’s sleep….