Relaxing Steps to Cure Insomnia
Having a hard time falling asleep? Read these tips for relaxing and getting rid of insomnia:
- Watch what you eat. If you have trouble sleeping the first thing to look at is what you put in your mouth. Make sure you don’t consume any stimulating foods the hours before bed time. Avoid alcohol, coffee, black tea and sugar.
Many people find it relaxing with a beer or a glass of wine to wind down at night. That’s fine but it’s important not to drink late since alcohol disturbs your sleep. There are foods that actually help you sleep.
- Turn off the TV and read a book. It might feel great for our bodies to sit on the couch or lie in bed but watching TV is definitely a good way to turn our minds of. In fact it increases its stress level. So turn off the TV.
Reading a book is a great way to get you mind off you worries and since many of us are so tired, we fall asleep after 2 pages.
- Done reading your book and still don’t sleep or even worse can’t concentrate on the book. Do this breathing exercise:
Relax and let your body feel heavy on the mattress and pillow. Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Put one hand on you stomach and make sure you belly goes up as you breathe in and down and you breathe out. Take long, slow, deep breaths. Now take a pause in both your in and out breath. So breathe in, pause, breathe in and breathe out, pause, breathe out. This slows you breathing and allows you to relax. Keep on doing this until you relax enough to fall asleep.
For more tips on falling asleep go to How To Fall Asleep Easily.
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