Insomnia is a sleeping disorder faced by millions of people worldwide. So my friend – Sound Sleep / “Dreaming is important”, jokes apart. It sounds like a minor sleeping disorder but it takes a toll on the health of a person.
Insomnia can affect your lifestyle. Deprivation of sleep makes you feel fatigued or low on energy throughout the day.
It can also affect your mood, and focus on your desired task. This is not all, insomnia can lead you to diseases like depression, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
The sleeping hours varies from person to person. Most adults require seven to nine sleeping hours per night. Rather than the number of hours you sleep, the important is the quality of your sleep per night. Your sleep needs also change as per your age. Many a time you have seen grandparents waking early or mostly you will find them wide awake at night that is because of aging.
Cause of Insomnia
- Stress, anxiety, or depression
- Unpleasant sleeping atmosphere, like mattress, sounds, temperature, or light
- Unhealthy lifestyle and sleep habits.
- Hormonal changes as a consequence of of menstruation, menopause, thyroid disease etc
- Drug use
- Irregular shift work hours
- Alcohol, caffeine, or nicotine
Remedy Of Insomnia and Depression
Nothing is better than Meditation that not only suppress your stress, depression, and anxiety but also gives you peace of mind. It is like soulful food for the mind and body. If you cant do a Long Session of meditation just try to do 15 minutes in the morning and evening.
Meditation connects you from within. When you don’t have the burden in your mind and heart, it makes life easy.
Mantras are the source of power that I believe. Chanting mantra’s helps you focus to engage the mind through sound. There are so many Audios available for chanting mantras that help to calm your mind.
Yes, the Food you eat and drink plays an important role in your sound sleep. It is always advisable to have a light dinner at night. Heavy meals and oily foods also cause bloating, and gastric problems that cause hindrance to sleep. There should be about three hours between your last meal and bedtime.
This Remedy is from my mom’s treasure is to drink warm milk before bedtime.
Green tea and chamomile tea help to induce sleep. Green tea contains a compound called theanine which helps to reduce stress-related hormones and neuron excitement in your brain.
Cannabinoids are generally used to boost sleep and decline anxiety, depression. The word “Cannabis” can be used to define any products made from the plant.
Cannabinoids have numerous health benefits and are safe to use. Cannabis extracts have been used in traditional therapy in India and other countries for a long time.
Cannabinoids are being recognized as safer, more reasonable, and more productive. And the best part is that Cannabinoids have no unwanted, harmful noxious, or side effects. Starting anything you should consult your doctor and clarify your doubts.
We promote only doctor-prescribed dosages for treating various treatments with Cannabinoids.
Exercise is the best remedy for Insomnia. Physical activities are essential to make the body tired and urge to rest. Exercise is beneficial for overall health. Research also shows that exercise improves the quality of sleep.
Avoid exercising before two hours of bedtime.
It is essential to set your bedtime routine. Making a proper schedule for sleeping can overcome insomnia. You should stick to the sleeping routine. By scheduling bedtime and wake-up time your body will get to know it’s time to hit the sack.
Bedtime should be your most pleasant time of the day. Make the room cozy for yourself by dimming the lights, and lowering the temperature. The biggest distraction to sleep is Tv, phone, and tablet that does not let you sleep and urge you to keep swiping the screen. So try to evade watching TV or using your phone or tablet before going to bed. Rather try to read, listen to soft music, massage your foot, bathing before bed.
I love to take bath before sleeping which relaxes my body and keeps my body temperature down.
These Tips and Tricks may help reduce your symptoms of insomnia.
- Say no to nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol consumption specially at night.
- Eat light dinner at night and at least two hours before bed.
- Exercise and physical activity help in good sleep.
- Take a shower or bath at the end of your day.
- Escape from one to two hours before bed.
- Keep your bedroom dark and cool.
- Get into bed when you’re tired.
- Green tea and chamomile tea helps in sound sleep.
- Feet massage also relaxes your body and helps for good sleep.
- Ashwagandha and poppy seeds also help with insomnia.