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Natural Ways to Cure Insomnia

Sun, Dec 16, 2012

Insomnia, Sleep

Natural Ways to Cure Insomnia

Sleeping is the best part for us to restore our body from a tired and hectic work. It is a time for us to recharge and prepare for the next long day. Unfortunately, there are times that we cannot really sleep even how tired and sleepy we are. It is a very vague situation wherein there is something bugging you off. But in fact, there is none. You are just experiencing insomnia.

Insomnia

I have insomnia, but insomnia doesn’t have me.

Insomnia is one of the worst condition we can encounter because it can waste our time because we can still use it for sleeping but we can’t. It is a very frustrating situation because we experienced sleepless nights and it can last two weeks and even months. It could already affect our mood, quality of work and even the way we deal with people because being irritable.

There are 3 types of insomnia:

  1. Chronic insomnia- This insomnia is considered chronic because it can last from weeks to months.
  2. Short-term Insomnia- From the word itself, short-term, so the insomnia attacks only last from one week and the maximum is three weeks.
  3. Transient Insomnia- In this type of insomnia, it will only last for less than a week.

It is very important to know what type of insomnia are you experiencing in order for you to be aware and to know when to consult medical attention already.

Here are the simple tips on how to cure insomnia naturally:

  • Have a good sleeping aid such as pillows, comforter and even eye shield in order for you to feel that you are really ready for a good night’s sleep. Don’t forget also to play relaxing music and dim the lights.
  • You can also take advantage of other therapies such as meditation, yoga before sleeping. They are a big help in calming our system that will lead you to fall asleep.
  • Drink sleep inducing beverage such as tea with chamomile, St. John’s Wort or even passion fruit.
  • Studies have also shown that acupuncture could help cure insomnia.
  • Make a bedtime schedule in order for you to facilitate your body clock. Make it very consistent in order for you to be effective.
  • One thing could help insomnia also is by avoiding afternoon naps.
  • Avoid drinking and smoking too much alcohol before going to bed.
  • Prevent from drinking caffeinated and stimulant beverages such as coffee because it can keep you awake.
  • Try to sleep in a well ventilated room for a conducive sleeping environment.
  • Drinking warm milk would also help you sleep because it will calm your nerves and will lead you to sleep.
  • If everything is no longer effective, consult a psychologist. Physicians may recommend other therapies such as hypnosis.

Everyone needs a good night’s sleep in order to have energy for their work and other errands in life. In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, he considered sleep as a physiological need of every human being and a physiological need is on the top of everything. We must also make a way to give our body a rest through sleeping.

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