Sleep nowadays is viewed as a luxury. There are just so many things to do that we end up tossing and turning thinking about the tasks we’ve left unattended that we simply do not get the quality sleep that we need every night. The constant unwillingness of our busy minds to rest and difficulty falling asleep may also be a sign of insomnia.
Insomnia is a condition which renders difficulty in falling asleep. It is a complex condition that can be caused by numerous factors, ranging from poor sleeping habits, stress, anxiety or a change in your environment or work schedule. Regardless of the cause, most people who suffer from insomnia often turn to sleeping pills for relief. However, there are still natural ways to help you sleep that you may want to check out prior to using sleeping pills.
Melatonin is a hormone which helps regulate your sleep-wake cycle, and studies show that it helps people with insomnia fall asleep faster as well as improve the sleep quality. For those who are constantly traveling or are working in a graveyard shift, melatonin can be helpful in triggering drowsiness and decreasing body temperature. However, since it is not regulated by the FDA, it should be taken upon a doctor’s advice and prescription.
Magnesium is essential is helping you get quality snooze at night. Researches show that if you have little to no magnesium in the body, you may have difficulty in sleeping at night. You can get magnesium by eating leafy greens or almonds. Keep in mind that magnesium may have negative side effects if you’re taking medications, in case difficulties may arise.
L-theanine is found in green tea leaves, so if you’re having difficulty sleeping, drink some green tea. It helps fight off feelings of anxiety which may lead to frequent tossing and turning.
Do something proactive
Turn off the TV when you’re already in bed. Lifestyle changes are also essential if you want to get a good night’s sleep. Too much television or surfing the internet while you’re already in bed might prevent you from sleeping since it stimulates the mind.
Free your bedroom from any distraction. Your bedroom should feel relaxing and sleep-inducing, so try to make it as welcoming and cozy as possible.
Talk about it. One great way to help you sleep also is to talk about what’s bothering you. It can be done informally, by letting your friends know what you feel and what you think, but it can also be in a more formal set-up, such as through the help of psychologists and psychiatrists. If there are issues in life that require enlightenment and pressing answers, a visit to a psychic reader, intuitive or empath may also help you sleep better at night.
These are just a few things that can help you sleep at night, but I think the last tip – talking about it – is a recommendation for just about anything, regardless if you have insomnia or not.
How else do you help yourself sleep at night?