Insomnia means finding it difficult to sleep. Do you have to count the ceiling tiles and sheeps or take medication before you can sleep? If you experience this or anything close, then you are suffering from insomnia.
Most cases of insomnia are related to poor sleeping habits, depression, anxiety, lack of exercise, chronic illness or certain medications.
There are treatments for insomnia, including improving sleep habits, behaviour therapy and identifying and treating underlying causes.
There are certain foods you can take to help fight insomnia and you will sleep even before you hit the bed. Find some of them below.
This contains glucose and it sends a message to the brain telling it to shut off orexin. Orexin is the chemical which regulates arousal, wakefulness and appetite. It is not useful when you’re trying to sleep.
It contains magnesium, which also contains the sleep-promoting hormones known as serotonin and melatonin.
Oatmeal triggers insulin production, raising blood sugar naturally. It is also rich in melatonin, a hormone which encourages sleep. Add a little honey to it and you’re on your way to dreamland.