Sep 30, 2012

How to Fight Insomnia

Do you suffer from insomnia ? As per an article published in the Daily Mail UK "insomnia affects about 30 per cent of us, with over 12 million prescriptions for sleeping pills written every year". 

Are you wondering how you can improve your sleep?

First of all, never forget that your bedroom should be a place to sleep and only sleep. It shouldn't be a place of entertaining. Most of us have transformed our bedroom into an office room. If so, try to improve your sleep by removing your TV, your cellphone and your laptop from your room.

Then, go to bed only when tired. So your body associate the bedroom with a place to relax and not to entertain. Professor Williams says "I think this is the first-line treatment for any sleep disorder". 

Waking up at the same time everyday is very important to your sleep. It helps your body understand when you should go to sleep and when you should wake up. Adults need in general 7 to 8 hours sleep per night.

If you have problems waking up in the morning, you can use a light therapy. It is a special lamp that helps you wake up gradually. Prof Foster says: "this activates areas of the brain promoting alertness and turns off the sleep hormone melatonin".

Last but not least, as soon as your alarm rings, get out of the bed right away! Never snooze your alarm.

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