4 Tips For Tackling Insomnia Head On

Welcome back! We hope you’re doing okay, this post is a little difficult to give tips on as everyones brain is wired differently, nevertheless I’m going to try.

For everyone who doesn’t know what insomnia is, it’s having trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. It can be due to a number of things such as anxiety, stress, trauma, and loss. Sometimes alot of these causes are combined.

I know for me my stress levels have been effecting the muscles in my neck, causing extreme pain while sleeping, thus a lack there of as well as problems staying asleep most nights.

Here are some tips that have helped decrease my stress, relax my neck muscles and sleep better:

  1. Hot showers at night: Helps you fall asleep faster and relaxes the muscles in your body. Thus, relieving muscle tension and improves blood circulation in the body.
  2. Meditation: Decreases stress in the body, makes you aware of where the tension is in your body and improves sleep (helps decrease racing thoughts and anxiety).
  3. Over the counter sleeping pills: They make you drowsy and help you fall asleep quicker as well as stay asleep for the night. THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.
  4. The right bed & pillow: Makes a huge difference in how you sleep and get comfortable in bed. If you pillow and mattress isn’t corrected for your body type or properly supports your neck this will cause issues with falling asleep and staying asleep.

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References:

https://myheatworks.com/blogs/news/10-reasons-to-take-a-hot-bath-or-shower

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-benefits-of-meditation#section9

https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/sleeping-pills-what-need-know#1

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