How To Get Rid of Insomnia

 

Guy in bed working on his laptop

 

There are those days, when you prepare to get a good night’s sleep, so you can wake up and have a productive morning, like working out before work. You get in bed by 10:00PM, you set your alarm, and scroll through the last bits of Instagram posts. You close your eyes by 10:30PM and settle into your bed space. 

All of a sudden, you start thinking. Then one thought will lead to another thought, then lead to a complete brainstorm (not the good kind), and before you know it, it’s 4:00AM. The struggle is definitely real and it does have a name: Insomnia. 

This scenario is just one of the many sleepless nights you’ve probably encountered. Going to work or school the next day with only 3 hours of sleep is definitely torture.

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 So how do we defeat such a horrible disorder?

1. Put Down Your Phone

It’s not only about the blue light, where it reduces your natural melatonin, but going through social media, playing games, or even just emails keeps your mind active. Your brain won’t be able to relax, if you just saw Lazada or Shopee having another flash sale.

2. Follow a Sleep Schedule

Try going to sleep at the same time every night in order to route your body clock to your schedule. You can even try taking melatonin in order to help you with adjusting, then once you are, you don’t have to take it anymore.

3. Meditation

It is really easier said than done, but really helps you to relax and level your breathing. Your breathing regulates your heart beat and the deeper breaths allow you to calm down and drift off. Headspace and Calm are good apps to try out.

4. Drop That Pizza Slice!

Never eat before bed! Your weighing scale will also thank you. Eating puts your digestive system in motion, which in turn, puts your internal body in motion and affects your ability to fall asleep.

5. Exercise

Exercising regularly can help improve sleep immensely, but never work out late, before going to bed as your body won’t slow down due to all the adrenaline you just pumped.

6. Improve Your Bedding

Maybe your bed isn’t as comfortable as the ones you sleep in at hotels. You can try changing your linens to something more breathable or get a mattress topper to add an extra layer of comfort. Mattress toppers generally help a lot of people get more sleep, as they conform to your body and just give a sensation of melting into your bed.

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