Having trouble sleeping

All human beings need a certain amount of sleep every night to feel refreshed and recharged the following day. However, for many people, the next morning cant get around soon enough because they cant get enough quality sleep or they suffer from sleep disorders.

To cure your insomnia, you need to learn and understand the symptoms of sleep disorders and how they can impact your life. Not getting enough sleep can have adverse effects on your mental focus and cognitive skills throughout the day. It can prevent you from concentrating on the important things in your day-to-day activities. Being very irritable, is another tell tale sign that a person is suffering from insomnia. Other side effects to lack of sleep are headaches and depression.

These days, most of us lead busy and very active lifestyles which in turn affects our intake of nutritious food and gives way to higher levels of stress. Eating oily or greasy foods throughout the day not only puts your dietary intake at risk but it rids your body to properly rest at night. High fat diets can create an imbalance in the body. Eating balanced meals with a good amount of vegetables and fruits not only neutralizes toxins in the body but boosts the body’s defences to get proper rest.

Most sufferers find solace in over the counter drugs. Most of these drugs are only short-term solutions to the insomnia problems that seems to be plaguing countless of people out there. Long terms effects and dangers of these drugs have not been fully documented.

There are other alternative solutions you can try like, drinking chamomile tea. Please keep in mind that sleep aids and solutions can have varying effects on different people. However, drinking chamomile tea has shown to relax the body and this is a great tea to have before you get ready for sleep if you are having sleep problems. Lavender oil is also an inexpensive way to cure mild insomnia. Lavender drops placed on pillows can help calm the nerves and prepare the body for a good night’s sleep.

Research has shown that there is a strong correlation between stress and sleep problems in its various forms. Reducing stress can improve the body’s everyday functions and thus help with the rejuvenation of “damage” caused to the body throughout the day. People who engage in any form of physical activity, regardless of intensity seem to cope with stress better and on the average have more productive sleep. Physical activity can include anything from yoga, meditation to weight/circuit training and martial arts. There is scientific evidence to prove that exercise can promote improved stress management and in turn lead to stress reduction as a whole.

I’m sure you have heard this before but in any case it is worth repeating. Stay away from caffeine just before you sleep. Caffeinated drinks and beverages should be avoided at all costs after dinner and before you are about to sleep. Caffeine is a stimulant that is best taken in the morning and NOT before you go to bed. You should also try to finish your meals 2-3 hours before sleep time to allow for adequate food digestion.

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