Living With Insomnia: Healthy Sleep Tips
What Is Insomnia?
If you have trouble going to sleep, staying asleep or just plain feel tired all the time - you are not alone. Sleep disorders affect tens of millions of people worldwide. One of the most common of these sleep disorders is insomnia. Insomnia is when you have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up too early. If you find yourself constantly unrefreshed after sleep, you might just be living with insomnia.
● Changes in mood
● Fatigue or low energy
● Difficulty concentrating
● Changes in behavior
● Difficulty in relationships - especially at work or in school
When symptoms last for three or more days a week in the course of three months, you might have chronic insomnia. So what can you do to keep insomnia away?
Drink Yourself To Sleep
Drinking alcohol can lead to superficial sleep because “drunk sleeping is not restful sleeping”. Instead of reaching for a night cap, why not try sleepy tea!
● Snore and Peace Tea by Clipper
● Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Extra
● Traditional Medicinals Nighty Night
Introduce Sleep Aids
You might need a sleep inducing over-the- counter option. These include:
Note: if you take regular medication, talk to your primary doctor to make sure there are no interactions. Sleep aids can lead to super-deep sleep, especially if you are sleep deprived, so be sure to give yourself seven to nine hours of rest before taking one.
Create a Calm Environment
A cool, calm environment can help you fall asleep faster. If you toss and turn all night, it could simply mean you’re getting overheated. How do you keep your bed cool? With technology! Consider changing out your sheets for some amazing bedding like NuSleep that can keep your body core temperature cool and insomnia out the door.
- Romell Bhaala