By Ada Petrov
You’ll be surprised as to how many people have insomnia, and don’t even know it. Large numbers of people have improper sleeping patterns which may lead to health problems, and in the long term, heart and liver failure.
To be healthy and efficient in our daily activities and work, it is important that we get enough sleep (at least 7 hours) in order to be productive.
There are a large number of cases where women who approach 40 years of age start to develop sleeping problems. The reasons for this are still unclear but it research has shown that the two major causes for insomnia are menopause as well as increased stress levels.
There is usually a cause for your inability to get a decent sleep pattern, and that could be because your body responds differently to sleep as you get older. Knowing this alone can help a lot and ease your anxiety and help you accept the circumstances of aging.
There are numerous things you can do to help normalize your sleeping habits without any form of medication or sleeping pills. The next time you start tossing around your bed in frustration, give these a suggestions a try:
Maintaining a routine is important and you should try your best to wake up at the same time daily during the working week, and also weekends if possible (we all love sleeping in on Saturdays but doing that could break our pattern for the following week).
Perform a sleep ritual on a nightly basis so your body recognizes through repetition, when it is time to shut down. You can achieve this by reading a book in bed for 30 minutes or so, or even having a warm drink such as caffeine-free tea (Rooibos tea is a great example of this). Watching television is not a good idea if you’re trying to get to bed as it might be too much of a brain stimulus.
Get your room to be as dark as possible. Turn off the tv or any lights in the room to avoid any distractions, and try to relax. Some good ways of relaxing in bed might be breathing exercises or listening to hypnosis CD’s. A lot of people who suffer from insomnia have had good results via hypnosis so that might be one avenue for you to explore. Other alternatives would be stare at a spot on the wall till you feel drowsy (which won’t take very long at all!).
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