Getting insufficient sleep on the first night is a breeze and can easily be overcome by getting enough rest the next night. Accumulate enough sleepless nights though, in no time you’ll start experiencing mental and physical challenges. After all, sleep helps balance your cognitive functions, health digestion and basically your overall health. Being able to spot insomnia and accept its existence early on will be able to help get it out of your system and return to the normal you. So how can this affect me?
Understand first that you need at least a minimum of 7 hours uninterrupted sleep, if your profession prohibits you from attaining this, it is not healthy. If you aren’t busy and just can’t sleep repeatedly, that’s insomnia my friend. It will leave your brain dry throughout the day, inhibit you from your daily functions and make you an entirely different person because of the mood changes. Keep this up and eventually this can lead to depression, weight gain, heart disease and more. So we need to overcome this hurdle as early as possible. So how to get started?
Get the Sweat Out of your System – Exercising is one of the best ways to induce sleep. Your body feels tired and it will literally crave for recovery leading you to sleep. It also improves your quality of sleep since your body needs uninterrupted sleep to recover especially for muscle soreness. Exercising promotes an active energy vibe in your body, you can do this anytime of the day as long as your time permits.
Give your Body Time to Relax – A little me time never did anyone bad, stop procrastinating, get your tasks done to leave you more time to rest. Get to bed, get the right temperature. Even buy yourself a water heated mattress pad if needed, this way this will promote a healthy relaxation period and allow yourself to recharge mental and physically. Another way to relax is by getting a soothing massage.
Get the Right Balanced Nutrition – Cut out snacking and make an effort to live a healthier lifestyle. Just say no whenever passing a fast food drive through and go for home prepped meals. Insomnia is also triggered by caffeine, unhealthy food choices and many more. So switch to a nice cup of tea in the morning and avoid alcohol consumption in the evening. Take your vitamins religiously, these work best when taken daily as advised by physicians so bring with you a medicine pouch so you can take it wherever you go.
Dim your Room and Block Out Outside Noise – You know how to do this, as a person experiencing insomnia, the slightest noise or light interruption can totally throw you off. Place a nice thick blanket over your heated mattress pad if it is cold or skimp down to light clothes if the temperature is a little high. This will help you sleep a whole lot better with a night light, white noise machines can also help.
Eventually, a couple of continuous nights of quality sleep will effectively help you graduate from insomnia and help you meet the new and improved YOU!