Sleep all night!
If you are like 70 million other people in the US alone who suffer from insomnia, here are 7 simple things to do to help you to sleep all night. By sleeping all night, I mean a minimum of six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Typically if you have this problem, you have a tough time resting your mind and relaxing. That of course keeps you awake and won’t let you sleep all night.
There are basically three different types of insomnia.
- Transient or short term
The least troublesome of these types is the transient insomnia. Transient insomnia is that which normally lasts only a few days to maybe a couple of weeks.
Acute insomnia can be defined not being able to sleep all night for a period of thee weeks to six months. Other sleep experts may define these a bit differently, but you get the idea. It’s a middle of the road type of insomnia.
Chronic insomnia is the most serious type of insomnia and can be a very serious health issue. It can affect your moods, your social and work life, and cause other serious health problems. YOUR BODY NEEDS IT’S sleep!
There can be many different causes of Insomnia. Some of these things could be preventing you from allowing you to sleep all night. In no particular order they can be:
- Caffeine too late in the evening
- Alcohol. (No it doesn’t help to sleep, it does just the opposite)
- Some kinds of stimulants and drugs
- Stuffy bedroom
- Exercise believe it or not if done too late in the day
- Many other similar things
The point here is that insomnia is caused by a wide variety of symptoms. Before embarking on more severe and possibly dangerous prescription drugs, it’s much safer and easier to resort to some natural treatments and techniques first.
So here are seven simple things that you can implement right away to help you get a good night’s sleep, and beat insomnia
1. Relax in a nice warm bath before going to bed.
I like to add a little Epsom salts into the tub too, just to make it a little more soothing.
2. Listen to nice quieting music to help you relax and sleep all night..
I’m not talking about loud music with a fast beat. I’m talking about either classical music, or some very low key relaxing music. Just do a google search for quiet music.. You can find a great example at this URL on Youtube.
I am listening to it as I write this and it’s almost putting me to sleep listening to it.
3. Ask your partner for a massage.
Before you head off to bed, ask someone you trust who is close to you for a massage. Or make a visit to a massage clinic. That can also help to relax you and get you to sleep fast.
4. Try to avoid alcohol, coffee or tobacco.
I always thought that a couple glasses of wine would help get me to sleep quickly, and it did…….. for about an hour, and after that I was in and out of sleep all night. I did quite a bit of research on the effects of alcohol, and it’s quite the opposite of what I thought. You might want to read my article about alcohol and it’s effects on insomnia. Click Here.
We all know that Caffeine can keep us awake, that’s why so many people drink coffee in the morning, it helps to wake them up. Remember that caffeine is present in just more than coffee it’s also present in a lot of soft drinks, so read the label.
5. If possible try not to take naps during the day
Nobody appreciates a good nap more than I do, but the fact is if we rest up during the day it’s harder to sleep all night. If you must take a nap, try not to let it go past a half hour.
6. Drink warm milk or herbal tea before you head off to bed.
This has been proven to help many people get to sleep and sleep all night, so why not give it a try? It’s simple and easy.
7. Is your room well-ventilated room and a little on the cool side?
Getting cool refreshing fresh air is always good for insomnia. Be sure the room isn’t too cold or too hot. 64 to 70 degrees is ideal for most people. Experiment a bit to see what is best for you.
So there you have 7 ways that can help you to sleep through the night. Insomnia is no fun. Be sure to read the other articles I’ve researched and posted on my blog insomniasleepaid.com. I’d love to have you comment on any of the articles that you feel is of particular help, and let me know if there’s a particular subject you would like me to research and write about.