How to get rid of insomnia

How to get rid of insomnia

A lot of people have trouble sleeping, and it sometimes leads to insomnia for many days, weeks or even months. Insomnia is not a disease, but a temporary problem. There are many ways to stop sleep disorders to get the best of you. Before thinking about solutions, it’s important to understand what causes your insomnia. It may look complex, but analyzing your lifestyle will help you find the core of the problem. Insomnia can be caused by stress at work, anxiety, chronic diseases, obesity and various life habits.

Ways to reduce insomnia

In order to put the odds in your favour, it’s essential to avoid exercising 4 to 6 hours prior to bedtime. It is best if you are active in the afternoon, because you’ll have time to relax before going to bed. Sports or exercising in a fitness center on a daily basis benefits your body as well as the quality of your sleep, so it’s time to start an active lifestyle or stick with your healthy habits.

Avoid any stimulating product, such as chocolate, cigarettes and caffeine. It is also recommended to reduce your coffee intake during the day and replace it by tea or a relaxation drink like Slow Cow.

To optimize the quality of your sleep, reorganize your bedroom in order to create a calm and comfortable environment. You should also avoid any distraction. Moreover, it is necessary to establish a bedtime routine before going to sleep, which can include breathing techniques or reading with subdued lights. A lot of people have the bad habit to watch videos on their mobile phones or spend time on social networks. These habits wake you up instead of preparing you to sleep. Turn off your phone or tablet to make sure you get a good night’s sleep. 

For more tips to prevent insomnia

In the case where all the tips above aren’t enough, ask your doctor or contact organizations that can support you, like Fondation Sommeil.