How to fight against insomnia?
According to statistics insomnia affects around 30% of adults. In most cases, this happens due to the fault of inadequate lifestyle. But how to overcome insomnia and help your body to a rest? When you have insomnia, natural production of melatonin is blocked by stress hormones: cortisol and adrenaline. Thus, when you have insomnia, firstly you need to learn to relax both emotionally and physically. Here are some simple relaxation techniques:
Think about positive things. Try to forget about the stress and tension that your day has caused. In general, try to forget your worries and direct your thoughts to your dreams.
Have a bath. Only pay attention to the fact that water should not be very hot, do not add any salts, and you can not bathe for longer than 15 minutes. After bathing you should immediately go to sleep.
Drink some milk. 2 hours before sleep stop drinking any nervous system stimulants, like coffee, tea or alcohol. Cigarettes should also be abandoned. Drink milk and try one trick: drink it through a straw. Researchers say that it helps to activate sleep mechanism. In addition, the milk helps melatonin synthesis.
Take a walk in a fresh air. Doctors say that clean air and low physical activity contribute significantly to sleep. If you go for a walk, do not forget to leave the windows open, so you get some fresh air in your bedroom.
Try aromatherapy. Lavender, chamomile and orange essential oils are the best when it comes to overcoming stress and relaxing.