The tips discussed below will help you get rid of insomnia.
These ways were formulated to attack the main causes of insomnia.
Many have reported positive results after implementing these tips. You’ll also learn about mental and physiological issues which may trigger sleep deprivation.
This will help you avoid the detrimental effects insomnia can do to your mental health, body, career and relationships.
#1:Relax your Body and Mind before Going to Bed
Stressful activities you do during the day may cause insomnia. This is because all issues, problems and worries about similar incidents that may happen again constantly run in your mind during idle moments.
A good movie or book, with some wine or perhaps a glass of warm milk and good, soothing music for that dreamy ambiance will help.
Also keep in mind that room lighting plays an important role in developing an effective overall ambiance, and since you need something that’ll relax your mind, go for dim lighting fixtures placed in strategic areas around your bedroom.
#2: Keep your Mind Preoccupied with Other Things Even When you’re Already in Bed!
This means you can put on some relaxation tapes or an audio book or a movie. A sound advice from a blind friend was to listen again and again to an audio book you’ve already read, each time you’re already in bed.
Hey, this works most of the time, especially if you do the things mentioned above! This means watching movies you’ve already seen will trigger the same effect.
#3: Do some Physical Exercises before Going to Bed
Do this regularly, so your body will adjust its internal clock and set a time of the night that you need to sleep. Listen to exciting music while you’re doing your regular exercises.
Then, continue listening to the same music even when you’re already in bed. This will remind you that your exhausted body needs to rest, and your mind will relax as a result, so your body can recover from the strain of doing those physical exercises.
#4: If you have Kids, then Read Bedtime Stories to them
This is an activity that can help both kids and parents to sleep soundly.
This is because, usually, bedtime stories for kids are quite outlandishly absurd in the eyes of an adult, or they could’ve most likely read or have known the same stories back when they were kids, so they tend to easily get bored reading these stories.
Seeing your kids with those dreamy eyes, yawning time and again while you’re reading those bedtime stories, can condition your mind into becoming sleepy.
#5: Avoid regularly drinking alcohol or downing sleeping pills just to help you sleep
Your tolerance levels for these substances can quickly go up, you could most likely end up with a more serious problem.
Doing this on a regular basis will also condition your mind into thinking that it can only relax and sleep after you drink alcohol or dropped a sleeping pill. In such instances, you won’t be able to sleep without these substances, so the habit becomes an addiction at this point.
#6: Separate your Work and your Personal or Family Life
Work is where it should be: At your office or your home office. Work should be done following a strict schedule, so you can enjoy the rest of the day with your family and friends, or do other activities that can help you sleep soundly at night.
#7: Avoid Smoking and Drinking lots of Coffee During the Day
Most regular smokers find it more difficult to sleep than non-smokers. This is because cigarettes are stimulants. This is also the case with coffee, so properly regulating your daily coffee intake will help solve your insomnia problems.
Drinking four to five cups of coffee during the day, and having trouble sleeping at night? Cut it down to three cups, and see what happens. If you still have problems, cut it down again, until you experience good results.
Those who formerly had insomnia are still frequently implementing the tips above. They continue to do the things above, because it also helps them with other things that can improve their health. Do the tips above, to get rid of insomnia for good!