Whenever I am at slightest excitement, be it to get up early the next day or planning for a trip or getting a surprise before bed time, the possibility of me having insomnia escalated to the highest point. Or even when I have a list to do in my head, like work stuff, things to buy (delrin), things to do..And I could be very tired mentally or physically, but my mind would be racing with thoughts and stuffs. Or I would be half awake, trying hard to fall asleep and it gets more difficult the more I try.The next day? I would be tired, sleepy and moody which really affects my life quality.So how do I prevent insomnia? Here are some information I found after googling :

- Establish a consistent bedtime routine, and try to go to bed at the same time every night.- Get plenty of exercise during the day. The more energy you expend during the day, the sleepier you will feel at bedtime.
- Reduce or eliminate your intake of caffeine, stimulants and alcohol. Even when consumed early in the day, these can affect sleep.

- Avoid large meals late in the evening.

- Learn and practice a relaxation technique regularly: Breathing exercises, meditation and yoga are good examples

- A warm bath or light snack before bedtime may help prepare you for sleep. Having your partner give you a massage also may help relax you.

-Avoid
or limit naps. Naps can make it harder to fall asleep at night. If you can’t get by without one, try to limit a nap to no more than 45 minutes in bed and to 30 minutes asleep.


- If you can’t fall asleep within 20 minutes or don’t feel drowsy, get up and read or do something that is not too active until you feel sleepy. Then try going back to bed

.-Don’t obsess about not sleeping. Instead, remind yourself that while sleeplessness is troublesome, it isn’t life-threatening.   

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2 Responses to “Preventing Insomnia~!”

  1. clive on September 18th, 2008 10:17 am

    lavendear oil also can help ;)

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