Is it 2 or 3 am in the morning and instead of being transported into a dreamy world, you are staring wide at the ceiling fan? You might have tried repeatedly to sleep but even several thumps or tossing and turning could not help you. Insomnia has become a household problem due to increase in stress level or change in your schedule, due to which your brain stops responding appropriately.
Your mind must be thinking of next day as just few hours are left for your alarm to buzz. Well, it’s a frustratingly common and normal scenario on today’s lifestyle.
You would be amazed to know that this household problem can be treated at house only, through natural cures, only if your problem hasn’t become chronic.
To get rid of middle of the night insomnia, read the following methods below:
1.) Firstly it’s very important that you avoid, or more essentially stop consuming stimulants such as caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, etc. alcohol might keep you drowsy, but it would prevent you from entering into deeper stages of your sleep.
2.) Black out the room curtains, and create a perfect ambience for sleep. Keep your room cool. Close your eyes and try to sleep. More importantly, think of sleep and don’t concoct any stories in your mind.
3.) Establish a regular sleep regime and bedtime. Try to go to bed at that time. It is necessary, because if you are suffering from insomnia, you might take quite a long time to fall asleep after going to sleep.
4.) Try something relaxing, such as a hot bath, meditation or deep breathing.
5.) Exercise is quite essential. If you body doesn’t get tired, your brain might resist to send your body, signal to relax and sleep. Also remember, that obesity leads you to the risk of chronic insomnia which might harm your body adversely.
6.) Backward counting involving deep breaths can prove to be a quick remedy to sleep. Also, counting sheep is a good idea. You can even play music or song. Your mind needs to relax and meditate so as to switch off to sleep.
7.) Switch off your laptop, mobile or even keep aside novels. These will distract you from your sleep. It’s better to stay away from things that might interfere in your good night sleep.
8.) Well, drinking hot milk with honey can be a great option before going to bed. Milk has substances which activates your sleep.
9.) Lastly you can take herbal medicines or melatonin supplement which brings sleep. They aren’t armful until you take heavy doses regularly. Melatonin is a hormone that helps your body regulate the sleep/wake cycle efficiently. Try a dose of 2.5mg sublingual dose at bedtime. Please consult a doctor before having one.
Try the above methods, and still if you are unable to sleep. Then you might be a patient of chronic insomnia.
An overactive thyroid can be a reason behind this. So, consult a doctor as soon as possible.
- Its better if you try not to sleep during the day. Being succumbed to an urge of sleep can prevent you from gaining sleep at night.
- Also, try not to think much during bedtime. If you are unable to stop your mind from doing so, take a diary or a notepad to jot down your thoughts.
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