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Insomnia - The sleepless nights


Insomnia is struggling with the sleep and not able to do so easily. If you are in constant struggle every night to keep yourself in bed, although you are too tired, you are victim of Insomnia like millions of other people across world.

If you wake up at mid night and stay awake for hours together, you need some help in making you sleep soundly. Insomnia takes the huge toll on your overall health, mood and functional ability. It can also lead to serious health issues. Simple lifestyle based changes can help you take the symptoms of insomnia under control.

Insomnia should not be confused with occasional night of poor or limited sleep. It is a chronic sleeplessness issue which hampers your ability to perform and be normal. According to researchers, about 30 to 35 percent of adults are associated with insomnia. People in old age, women, people with lot of stress and depression are more prone to insomnia symptoms.

Tips to cure Insomnia

  1. Right knowledge of condition and why it is happening is important to control the sleeping issues. You need to get educated about what good sleeping habits are and how to avoid stimulating activities before bed.
  2. CBT or Cognitive behavioural therapy helps in tension and worries which can keep you awake all night.
  3. Following correct relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, breathing yoga, etc, can help reduce the anxiety which keeps you away from sleeping. You should be associating your bed with sleep only.
  4. Light therapy is also known to improve your sleeping pattern. If you sleep too early, use light therapy to change the body's internal clock of waking and sleeping.

Additional Tips for Sleeping Problems

  1. Keep your bedroom dark, cool and silent.
  2. Keep your regular sleeping schedule.
  3. Do not take naps which make you incomplete and difficult to sleep in the night.
  4. Do not do any strenuous or stimulating activity before going to bed. Try relating music therapy and keep the lights low.
  5. Do not take coffee or alcohol before bedtime. They can impact your ability to fall asleep.
  6. Cross check your medicines which might be the reason of your sleepless nights.
  7. Find innovative ways to relax. A warm bubble bath or a hot massage can prep you for bedtime.

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