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It’s 3am. You are exhausted from all day of work. You are lying in bed for a number of hours yet you still can’t fall asleep. This is not the first time, you’ve been like this for consecutive days  and even if you fall asleep after hours of lying in bed (counting sheep or singing a lullaby to yourself), you still feel tired and sleepy in the morning and throughout the next day. Getting a good rest is really not easy for you. 

Does it sound just like you? If yes, you might be suffering from a sleep disorder called insomnia. 

This disorder is characterized by struggling to fall asleep or staying asleep at night, which makes you tired and sluggish the next day. It’s a very common condition and many people experience this.

Many factors can contribute to having insomnia such as poor sleeping habits, too much caffeine, stress, anxiety, environment, or it may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition and many more. The good news is: It is curable.

So, here are some tried and tested tips on how to beat insomnia.

  1. Have a regular sleep schedule and stick to it. Try to go to bed at the same hours every night and get up at the same time every morning. Even if you still feel tired and even if it’s weekend. It might be hard at first but it’s like setting up your biological clock which will lead you to a good sleep rhythm.

  2. Avoid drinking caffeine in the evening. Drinking coffee makes you alert. No question how significantly it can affect your ability to fall asleep and get a good rest at night.

  3. Set up a good sleep environment. Invest in a comfortable bed and pillow, make sure blankets are  clean and smelling fresh. Room temperature should be comfortable and not hot which could wake you up at night sweating. Also, make sure that the room is dark or wear an eye mask, it helps it getting a good night’s rest.

  4. Eliminate screen time at least an hour before your bedtime. Avoid using your phone, laptop, tablet, or watching TV before bedtime because it can stimulate your brain and will affect your ability to fall asleep.

  5. Get help and have some sleep exercise. There is a proven method and studies have shown that this simple and natural “sleep trick” can help you get a deep and restful sleep within 12 minutes. To learn more about the exercise, just click the picture below.

Curing insomnia may need a lot of effort to take, but it is worth it since having a good rest is essential in living a happy and successful life.