Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Insomnia Tips - Home Remedies for Insomnia

Insomnia is a symptom of a much worse sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty of falling asleep. Here are some of the common insomnia tips which you can easily practice.
  • Cut back on your daily dose of smoking, chocolate, coffee and other caffeineited drinks, and alcohol particularly in the late afternoon and early evening. These food and drinks can cause your insomnia.
  • If you suffer from insomnia, you should avoid eating heavy meal before bed time. If possible try to eat small serving of meals during the night or midnight and eat the biggest during the noon instead.
  • A glass of hot milk (no chocolate) and biscuits may be helpful.
  • One of the most common insomnia tips is to not exercise strenously just before bed. Most people have this notion that if they exercise hard just before sleeping, they would be really exhausted that they could doze of easily.
  • Spend less time in bed. Get up at the same time every morning, but go to bed half an hour later. If necessary keep pushing back your bedtime until you can doze off readily. This is the same as going into diet. You do not want to hastily put yourself on a "diet mode" because it could only make things worse.
  • Do not sleep late in the morning or take naps during the afternoon.
  • Do not regularly check the time. To do this, turn your alarm clock towards the wall or anywhere as long as it is not facing you.
  • There are also over the counter drug supplements which you can easily buy from the pharmacy and can help you sleep. Multivitamins with iron and melatonin are just two of the most common drugs for insomniacs. Melatonin is a commonly occuring hormone in our body that is responsible for causing drowsiness and maintaining our body's Circadian Rhythm. It is produced by the pineal gland.

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