How Can I Overcome Insomnia?

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Steve Theunissen Profile
To begin with the more elementary things, make sure that your bedroom is properly ventilated and that your mattress is neither too soft nor too hard for you. 

Noise Disturbance
Noises could be keeping you awake, or they could awaken you after you have gone to sleep. If so, earplugs might help you. Letting your electric fan run all night is what one sleep authority recommends, on the premise that its steady tone is soothing and cancels out irregular noises.

Food and Drink
Control of your eating and drinking is often vital to good sleep. It may be necessary for you to avoid drinking coffee or cola drinks after midday, or altogether if need be. Also, cut down on your intake of sweets if you have a "sweet tooth." Recommended, too, at least for most persons, is not eating heavy meals or strongly spiced foods late in the day. Eat things that are easily digested.

Soothing Drinks Before Bed
Many people find a drink before bed helps them sleep —warm milk, a malted drink, peppermint tea sweetened with molasses or honey, or other kinds of herbs known for their soporific effect. 
Some have found hot grape juice, and others a glass of beer or wine, conducive to sleeping. For others, chiropractic or osteopathic treatments have helped. Some married couples have solved their problem of falling asleep by giving each other a massage.

Exercise
Proper exercise can also help to defeat insomnia. If However, avoid strenuous exercise just before going to bed, since besides tiring you, it will also stimulate you. The best exercise near bedtime may be a walk or some stretching exercises.

Relaxation Techniques
If you have difficulty in relaxing, it might even be worth your while to get a book telling you how to go about it, from relaxing your toes, legs and arms to relaxing the muscles of your throat and your eyes. 
Practicing various kinds of breathing, such as a few long breaths, holding your breath and then some short breaths, is recommended by one authority.
Patricia Devereux Profile
Insomnia is often caused or exacerbated by an unhealthy sleep routine. Improve that routine, and you may sleep better.

Most of us go to bed out of habit, but if you are not tired, it may not be the best time to go to sleep.
Top tips to building a better sleep routine
  • Only use the bed for sleeping, not for reading, eating, or watching TV. The one exception is sexual activity, obviously.
  • If you don't fall asleep within 10-15 minutes, get up and do something non-stimulating, such as reading watching TV, or eating (but don't have sex!).
  • Keep a consistent routine as to when you go to bed or wake up, no matter how tired you are or when you woke up. Set your alarm for the same time, regardless.
  • Change your pillow or bedding. Sometimes, the added support of a cervical or oat-shell pillow is all an insomniac needs. And even the best-quality mattress needs to be replaced every 10 years or so.
  • Make sure your bedroom is as dark and quiet as possible. Try extra-dark drapes and a white-noise machine, if necessary.
Keisha Dowdall Profile
Keisha Dowdall answered
Well, this is what I suggest, because I have insomnia too.

  • Yes, the fan idea works well, try to do something very very tiring before bed. Try working out or cleaning your room or house. 
  • Never start reading a book or watching TV, because you could get really into it and next thing you know it's way past your normal bedtime.
  • Try to get some mild sleeping pills but don't take them every single night.
Mia Teeliumtrozzle Profile
It sounds strange, but I would suggest you eat lettuce just before bed, as lettuce has a soporific effect and can make you go to sleep. It's also gentle on the stomach. Hope this helps!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Sleeping tablets can help - go to your doctor for advice. Avoid mental stimulation such as watching TV, using the computer, doing homework or reading for at least an hour before you go to bed. 

What always works for me is watching a documentary on something I hate - try the really boring ones on History Channel or National Geographic!
Ashley Bennet Profile
Ashley Bennet , 5 years as a certified nutritionist at American Society for Nutrition, answered

To help get rid of insomnia that can cause you lots of discomfort, there are some useful tips.

1. Yoga

You should try to practice some yoga poses before going to bed to help improve your sleep quality.Yoga is good for alleviating blood circulation and thereby aiding in stabilizing mood and calm your mind.

2. Consuming Lemongrass

In fact, one of the most outstandinghealth benefits of lemongrass is curing insomnia. Thanks to its calming effects on muscle, it helps induce the sleep naturally.

lara smith Profile
lara smith answered

  1. Wake up at the same time each da
  2. Eliminate alcohol and stimulants like nicotine and caffeine. ...
  3. Limit naps
  4. Exercise regularly.
  5. Limit activities in bed.
  6. Do not eat or drink right before going to bed. .
  7. Make your sleeping environment comfortable.
  8. Get all your worrying over with before you go to bed.

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Brand Essence answered

For overcome insomnia you need
to does following things:

1] Daily Wake up at same time

2] Avoid alcohol &
nicotine

3] Try to limit your naps

4] Does regular exercise

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mickey zperz Profile
mickey zperz answered
Buy a gallon of Bacardi rum and drink it with passion fruit juice and forget about the whole world!

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