How Do You Treat Insomnia?

Many people think that insomnia is defined by the impossibility to fall asleep. Insomnia is not only this – it also influences the quality of your sleep. If you don’t feel so good after 8 hours of sleep you may experience insomnia too. Using every night before you go to bed some synthetic sleeping pills will not make you better – you are treating the effect and not the cause itself. In order to make yourself feel better you should investigate what are the factors in your life that make you unable to fall asleep, what makes you wake up several times a night, why is the quality of your sleep so poor or why is it so difficult for you to fall back to sleep once awakened in the middle of the night.

What you should be concentrate on when treating insomnia

You should concentrate on the real causes that make you experience insomnia because only adjusting them will make you get rid of insomnia:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic feelings of anxiety or worry
  • Medication
  • Lifestyle
  • Insufficient exposure to natural light during daytime
  • Too much exposure to artificial light during nighttime
  • Chaotic sleeping schedule

What exactly are the things that you need to do in order to treat insomnia

  • You should take a look at your life and see the big picture. Ask yourself if you have reasons to feel stressed – if you do, you should overcome those reasons and make them shut up at least for a period of time until you get back on track. If you feel anxiety towards some things you should take it easier.
  • Pay attention to the food that you eat, to how much physical exercises you regularly do and the most important – pay active attention to your sleeping schedule. Limit your daily dose of caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine.
  • After a long time of trying to fall asleep, you may associate your bedroom and your bed with the impossibility to fall asleep. Change your room decor, move the furniture around and give it a fresh appearance. In this environment, you should be able to start a fresh sleep program which is well guided by yourself. Do not despair if the change doesn’t happen quickly as you may expect. Little improvement steps are welcomed too. You should use a sleep diary in order to keep an eye on your daily progress.
  • Use the bedroom only for sleeping – get your TV and your computer out of there. Keep your eyes away from any hi-tech display for at least two hours before you fall asleep.
  • If you’re taking medicines then you should diminish or take a break from them in order to see whether there are improvements in your sleeping routine.
  • You should increase light exposure during the daytime and diminish the artificial light exposure during the nighttime – it may sound different of what you’re used to but it’s healthier for your sleep routine. Whether you are a night bird you should take it easy with parties until 6 AM.
  • Use a sleep noise machine. Such a device will help you block annoying noises and fall asleep faster. Whether you choose a machine which produces white noises or one which produces nature sounds, the results will shortly appear.
  • Try a natural sleep aid. Sleeping pills can be very dangerous as they come with various side effects. Instead of using them, try a more natural remedy such as the Alteril sleep aid tablets.
  • Avoid taking naps. If you try to go to sleep at different hours you will confuse your body, you will stress it and it will not know anymore when is it the time for a deep sleep or when is it the time for a simple short nap. Your body will think that you only take short naps and it will postpone the important processes that happen inside your organism during a deep tranquil sleep.

As you can see, some lifestyle choices combined with useful devices such as a sleep noise machine can help you treat insomnia without resorting to sleeping pills.