Saturday, July 30, 2016
10 Ways To Outsmart Insomnia
Many things or actions could be the major cause of insomnia but people often ignore the signs and make up their minds to get used to it. Never get used to insomnia, it is very dangerous. Talk to your Doctor about it.
I used to experience insomnia once in a while too (because I often stay up late watching movies or Netflix series), but the moment I created a sleeping routine (And I abide by them), I bided farewell to occasional lack of sleep. Even though I'm a light sleeper and I only close my eyes for six hours most days (due to my busy schedule), I haven't experience insomnia in a while.
To deal with insomnia, you must be ready to put in some little work here and there; and since the few steps I took worked for me and still working for me, I though it would be useful for other readers and visitors of this platform.
Follow some of the steps below to see if it will work for you too:
1. Avoid taking long naps during daytime (I rarely take naps)
2. Don't turn your bed to a worry bag, i.e., don't think about your problems while laying on the bed; you wont be able to fall asleep.
3. Exercise regularly, at least 20-30 minutes daily.
4. If you do not fall asleep 30 minutes after going to bed, get up and go to another room until you feel sleepy again.
5. Do not go to bed late, even if you are not working or going to school the next day
6. Set your alarm clock to get up at a certain time each morning, even on weekends. (I wake up at 8am every morning now).
7. Do not stay out too late (except there is an emergency).
8. Do not oversleep (especially when the next day is your free day).
9. Do not go to bed hungry, sleep will never come.
10. Do not force yourself to sleep. Go to bed when you feel sleepy.