If you are tired of being awake for almost 20 hours every day yet struggling to sleep then you can manage and even conquer insomnia with these tips.
Our world is filled with so much excitement, work, partying, social media distraction and even traffic.
Rest is something we now take for granted especially with motivational speakers practically telling us we can sleep when we die.
We should spend on an average, a third of our lives sleeping, as we should be getting seven to eight hours of sleep daily, and this is with good reason.
Quality night rest promises a variety of health benefits both physically and mentally, however, a ton of people wrestle every night with different sleeping disorders.
There are more than a hundred different sleeping disorders but our focus is on insomnia.
Insomnia simply put, is a sleeping disorder that leaves a person unable to fall asleep and or stay asleep.
It is one of the most common sleeping disorders and it is usually attributed to lifestyle habits .i.e when we have better things to do like Netflix, toy with our cell phones or work.
Because of the world we currently live in, filled with exciting things to do, traffic, work and more work, falling asleep at a decent hour every night can prove to be a problem.
You can manage and even conquer insomnia if you do the following:
Avoid Taking Distractions Into Your Bedroom
Avoid activities designed to keep you engaged or entertained like watching television, or working while you are in bed.
You can rearrange your bedroom in a way that it is just a place to sleep. meaning no phones, laptops or even TV is allowed in that area.
Anytime you step into the room you brain immediately associates it with sleep, making it easier for you to sleep.
Detox Your Mind Before You Sleep
It is good to offload before you go to bed. so while you lay on your bed before you go to sleep spend about 10 - 20 minutes clearing your head.
Turn off the lights both in your room and in your head. This will help you stay asleep once you actually get to sleep. Most of the time the reason we get up mid-sleep is as a result of unnecessary brain activity going on when you should be sleeping.
A simple meditation process to empty your mind will not only help you fall asleep but keep you asleep.
Another thing that can help you to sleep is exercise. Sometimes the best cure for insomnia is a good reminder to your brain that your body needs the rest.
Always put in a good workout of about 20 to 30 minutes 3 to 5 times a day. This will not only help you keep fit but also sleep well.
If you are too busy to squeeze in 30 minutes of workout, ensure you are active during the day, do at least 10,000 steps every day.
Reduce Your Caffeine Intake
Reduce your caffeine intake. Caffeine is designed to keep you up. It is simple, if you want to sleep, do not take caffeine.
Trade you power coffee, cappuccinos and the likes for some warm milk, a nice cup of hot cocoa, or a cup of chamomile tea before bed.