Dealing with insomnia

Due to the many responsibilities like juggling work, school or even family, it’s hard for many women to keep away from stress which also leads to insomnia. Insomnia is a sleeping disorder.

Due to the many responsibilities like juggling work, school or even family, it’s hard for many women to keep away from stress which also leads to insomnia. Insomnia is a sleeping disorder.

There are different causes of insomnia which include stress, over consumption of caffeine, alcohol, anti-depressants, stimulants, heart and blood pressure medications.

According to Medical News Today, insomnia can also be caused by allergy medicines, decongestants, weight-loss medicines, and cocaine and antibiotic drugs. However if you’re one of those people who suffer sleepless nights, you could make good use of the advice below to find a solution.

According to the Mayo clinic staff website, avoiding caffeine in the afternoons and limiting alcohol consumption especially before bedtime will help a great deal as both caffeine and alcohol can interfere with sleep.

Establishing a routine sleeping pattern will also help deal with the insomnia. For instance you could decide that bedtime is around 10pm or 11pm.If you follow the schedule, somehow your body will get used to it hence limiting the sleepless nights.

Mayo Clinic also advises that one should wake up at the same time every day. If you go to sleep later than usual, resist the urge to sleep in. 

If you fail to catch sleep probably due to stress, then do something relaxing that will get you sleepy, for instance listening to soothing music, jotting down a few things in your journal, making a call to the people who make you smile or listen to a lullaby.

Yes I said a lullaby!!Lullabies shouldn’t be for babies only. If you have that one hit song on your play list that not only makes you giggle but can bore you to sleep, then that can be your lullaby. Listen to it your ‘lullaby’ and let it whisk you off to sleep.

Napping all day might also interfere with your sleeping pattern so avoid that if you’re a ‘sleepy head’. Find something to occupy you during the day, instead of sleeping all day and expecting not to find sleeping problems during the night.

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