Learn to Beat Stress Related Insomnia

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Holding a pillow over his head won’t help this stressed man sleep.

How many times have you gone to bed only to stare up at the ceiling due to one thought that stayed lodged in your head?  If only people came with a switch that we could turn on and off at will, then that stress of the day would grant us that needed escape into sleep.   Sadly there is no magic switch, but there are a few helpful insomnia cures that you should try.

Things You Should Not Be Doing Before Bedtime

 

You should stay away from the computer will only stimulate your brain to keep you up.

Do not read in bed and reserve your bedroom solely for sleep.  Eventually your subconscious will pick up on this and equate the bedroom with sleep.

Too many your beverages, especially coffee, tea or any caffeine related drink is bad and  interpret your sleep.

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Teddy bear comfort won’t get this beauty sleeping.

Avoid alcohol because it will only temporarily make you sleepy until it soon wakes up again from its effect on altering normal sleep patterns.

Don’t keep staring at the ceiling, clock, or another spot in your bedroom waiting to feel sleepy longer than 15 minutes before giving up for now to go read or listen to music in another room.

Say no to using a part of your bedroom as on office, which can only get your brain thinking and restless.

Never rely on habitually using sleeping pills that can lead to dependence or affect how you function the next day.

 

The Place Where Your Bed Is Located Matters

 

If your bed is against a wall, put your legs up against it for support.

Put pressure on the heel of one foot while massaging the inside portion of your other ankle below the anklebone.

This action of elevating your legs and massaging will help you drift off to sleep.

 

Things That Can Help Usher in Sleep

 

Try a warm bath with aromatherapy from adding essential oils such as lavender or rose is one idea.

Finally, you can also try a spoon of honey.  Honey is broken down in your body in the same fashion as table sugar, which produces serotonin, the chemical that induces sleep.  This may explain the reason why the old folk medicine cure of a cup of hot milk with a spoon of honey became popular!

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