Insomnia can range from mild to chronic. Mild insomnia can happen if you’re feeling stressed about relationships or if you’re having problems with finances or trouble on your job. An emotional trauma can also cause a mild case of insomnia, but this type will pass.
Insomnia that’s ongoing and continues to prevent sleep needs to be evaluated. Sometimes, insomnia is brought on my taking a new medication with sleeplessness as a side effect - but insomnia can also be health related.
Whatever type of insomnia you might have or the reason behind it, you need a good night’s sleep in order to be able to function the next day.
Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to poor ability to function at home or work and it’s been linked to numerous health problems.
Following these seven tips can break the cycle of sleeplessness and get you back on track so that you get a good night’s rest.
First, shut off your thoughts. We’re so busy during the day that it’s easy to push aside thoughts of things that weigh on us.
But at night, when our body is still, our mind often gets busy fretting about whatever’s going on in our lives.
If the anxious thoughts start, don’t entertain them. Imagine yourself shoving all the worries into a closet and barring the door.
If that still doesn’t help, get out of bed and meditate. Do something that relaxes you - but don’t watch anything on television unless it’s something boring.
Second, avoid eating a heavy meal right before you go to bed. Overeating can cause you to wake up throughout the night.
Third, make sure your room is a sleep haven. Have a comfortable bed. Keep the room dark and block out any noises that might disturb you.
Keep your room temperature at a level that you find comfortable to sleep in.
Fourth, do exercise - but not right before you go to sleep. Exercise can stimulate and invigorate your body - the opposite of what you want before bed.
Fifth, set your internal clock by maintaining a bedtime schedule. Go to bed at a set hour.
If you do this regularly, your body will begin to crave to sleep at that time.
Sixth, avoid alcohol and caffeine before bed - and don’t smoke, either - because nicotine is a stimulant that will keep you awake or cause you to wake up once you’ve dozed off.
Seventh, have a warm, relaxing bath before bed. Soak in the tub and listen to relaxing music while the water massages your muscles.
You can learn much more here about remedies for sleeping better every night including tips for sleep stress management that will improve your health and wellbeing.
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