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How to Cure Insomnia

By MemeBridge

Sleep is very important for every human being. An uninterrupted and peaceful sleep is necessary for the following reasons -

1.To keep your metabolism and weight in check
2.To strengthen your immune system
3.To keep your nervous system working properly
4.To increase your memory
5.To help you concentrate, and give you energy to get through the next day

As if these were not reason enough, lack of adequate sleep increases depression, fatigue and even provokes diseases. The importance of sleep cannot be stressed enough, as it is essential for survival.

Insomnia is felt by all adults at some point of time. But it becomes a chronic condition only when it is experienced frequently and affects your health. Insomnia is a condition where the individual cannot fall asleep or has trouble staying asleep. Treating insomnia is critical, if you want to maintain a healthy body and mind. Some of the symptoms of insomnia include –

1.Restlessness before sleeping
2.Difficulty falling asleep
3.Difficulty staying asleep
4.Inability to go back to sleep after waking up
5.Waking up in the morning tired and irritated

Treating the condition is necessary to keep your sleeping patters regular. There are a number of simple insomnia remedies you can try out to get better sleep, some of them are explained as follows –

1.Food –
The standard insomnia remedy is watching what you eat and drink, before bedtime. Having heavy or rich food before you sleep, is one of the most common mistakes one can make. It is important to keep your dinner small, and preferably fat free. The reason behind this is that a heavy dinner can end up putting undue stress on the digestive system, which will prevent you from sleeping peacefully.

2.Drinks –
Drinks with caffeine in them, such as coffee, tea and other energy drinks are also a no–no, as these will not help you relax. Even though alcohol will make a person drowsy, it will not help you sleep for a long time; hence they should also not be consumed. Drinks such as milk are recommended, because it has a substance named “trytophan” in it, which will help an individual relax. But, remember not to consume a lot of liquids as you may be waking up often to use the restroom. Drinking water though out the day also helps a person relax and fall asleep without disturbance.

3.Napping –
If you want to have 6-8 hours of undisturbed sleep, it is good not to nap during the day. Not only will this put on weight, but it will prevent you from sleeping continuously in the night.

4.Regular hours –
Make it a point to go to sleep and wake up at a regular hours, this will help your body get used to it. Sleeping at odd times will not help you improve your sleep.

5.Sleeping pills –
Doctors often prescribe sleeping pills for those who are unable to fall asleep. But, it is essential to know that these are prescribed for a short time. And dependence on them is unhealthy, and might even lead to other conditions. While it is fine to consume these pills on a temporary basis, it is good to follow other insomnia remedies that will help you permanently.

Apart from these make sure you are not worried, hungry, or forcing yourself to sleep. Smoking or exercising prior to sleeping will not help you relax either. A combination of these remedies will surely help you sleep better. Read here for more information on insomnia treatment.

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Written by MemeBridge


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Sabrina says:

Crucial question is how our body regulates the cycles of sleeping and waking. It uses our hormonal cycle: the stress hormone cortisol is high in the morning to keep us active, while melatonin is high in the evening to help us calm down.

There are two groups of neurotransmitters, like serotonin and dopamine, that tell your brain whether it should increase or decrease the production of cortisol or melatonin. Dopamine raises cortisol and signals the body to wake up. Serotonin has similar effect on melatonin while inhibiting the production of cortisol.

As long as your circadian rhythms are working properly these hormones and neurotransmitters work properly. Proper diet could contribute to regular sleep. Some micro-nutrients as well. Magnesium is one of the most important and it helps many people get to sleep more easily. Vitamin D can also restore your natural circadian cycle.

Eric says:

I've recently started taking meditation more seriously and now meditate everyday. I have a super active mind which would sometimes distract me while I'm painting. Meditation has helped me to be present and focus while I paint. It's an amazing feeling to let your ego go while you paint and just flow through each movement.

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