It’s 2 am, and you’re still awake. You try your best to fall asleep, but you simply cannot. An hour later, you’re still wide awake. You stare at the clock and wonder if it would be okay to just get up and prepare for your 7 am family trip. Once again, you lose the battle, and insomnia eats you up.
Insomnia refers to the inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep the whole night. People who suffer from insomnia have problems functioning properly in the daytime. It’s as if their body clock is screwed. It’s an endless process that can change the whole course of your life. As such, it is important to find ways to fight it.
1. Learn to meditate.
You can take sleeping pills, or you can start to do something natural, like meditation. Regular meditation will give you inner peace and positive and light feeling. No, you don’t have to chant, you only need to clear your mind of clutter and think of absolutely nothing. Meditation will help make you feel good all over, and you will radiate because this good feeling will embrace the whole of you. Because you are now more relaxed, you will be able to sleep better.
2. Sleep somewhere else for a change of environment and scenery.
For some people, insomnia can be all about familiarity. You may be too familiar and comfortable already in your bed and bedroom. If you move to another room or even to the living room and sleep on the couch, you’ll find out that you’re better able to sleep there.
3. Practice deep breathing.
No, this is not similar to meditation. Deep breathing is simply closing your eyes and breathing in and out for a couple of minutes. As you breathe out, you count until you reach 10. If you don’t feel relaxed yet, go back to one and start again. This is actually part of the cool down routine in a yoga practice. Once you get used to it, you’ll feel totally calm and relaxed. Pretty soon, you’ll find yourself drifting off to dreamland.
4. Exercise or perform any physical activity that will get you tired.
Exercise late in the afternoon, just as the day is turning into night. After your workout, avoid drinking caffeinated beverages like tea and coffee. Instead of playing on your mobile phone or tablet, do some reading. Once your eyes get tired and heavy, you’ll find it easy to fall asleep.