How to beat insomnia

Experts continue to point out the importance of good sleep in our lives and list the multiple benefits we get when we sleep well and for long enough. Here’s how to beat insomnia.

Insomnia is a modern day scourge. Everyday worries often don’t let us turn a blind eye on them and we end up with insomnia and sleepless nights.

But there are ways to get rid of it, some of which are quite simple! Below, we’ll mention nine of them. Find the one you consider most feasible for you and say goodbye to… lack of sleep!

Don’t give up easily

The best thing you can do if you can’t sleep is to get out of bed without whining and do something enjoyable, such as reading a book, watching TV or listening to soft music.

After a while, go back to bed and try to sleep again.

Try to maintain a sleep-wake routine

It’s vital to follow a specific sleep and wake-up schedule, even on weekends.

If you are accustomed to waking up at the same time every morning and not sleeping ‘til noon, the chances of getting a good night’s sleep increase.

Don’t eat late at night

Heartburn is an important factor when it comes to insomnia. Experts advise not to eat at least three hours before bedtime. If you have a sensitive stomach, avoid citrus fruits, onions, soft drinks and alcohol altogether.

Exercise!

It has been shown that people with insomnia can enjoy longer and better quality sleep if they exercise regularly. 30 to 40 minutes of exercise a week gives 75 minutes of extra sleep every night!

Make sure you have a good mattress and comfortable pillows

You can get rid of insomnia if you sleep on a good mattress and comfortable pillows.

Enjoy more sun

Exposure to sunlight can also improve sleep. It has been found that employees, who enjoy the sun in their office, sleep for an average of 47 minutes longer.

Natural light increases the production of melatonin, a hormone required to relax and sleep.

Avoid napping

If you have the opportunity to take a nap after lunch, don’t take it, because you will have difficulty sleeping at night, especially if you already suffer from insomnia.

Avoid alcohol

Although alcohol has the property of causing drowsiness in the first place and can make you sleepy, it also has unpleasant effects, as it can wake you up in the middle of the night and, above all, not allow you to fall asleep again.

Put on earplugs

There are cases where insomnia is caused by nocturnal uneasiness due to noise.

 

Those who wake up early are happier!

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