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4 Effective Ways To Manage Insomnia

4 Effective Ways To Manage Insomnia
By Natchapol Meelarbsuk
January 27, 2021
Experiencing problems falling asleep these days? Maybe it's the weather, but maybe it's bad habits that need breaking...

Insomnia affects more people than we want to believe, and it’s not an easy battle to fight against. Some people fall asleep without any problem, but others really struggle getting good sleep. If the latter describes you, here are a few ways you can manage your

1/4 Be Careful Of What You Consume

Riddle me this. What makes you work better but is also your worst enemy at night? Caffeine. A cuppa in the morning shortly after waking up is fine but avoid it in the afternoon if you're having trouble sleeping.

Another tip is not to eat spicy food for dinner since it can cause problems that keep you up. The goal is to sleep peacefully, not with a monster growling, howling and pinching your insides. 

2/4 Turn Off Your Phone

Believe it or not, that bright light your phone emits actually tricks your mind and biological clock into staying on. In other words, your mind thinks it’s daytime, thanks to your smartphone. So scrolling through social media is less like counting sheep than you might have thought. 

3/4 Relax & Meditate

We'll say it again and again: Meditation helps our minds to relax after a long and stressful day of work. You’ll be able to loosen up, reduce muscle tension and clear your mind. Turn off the lights, sit on your bed, close your eyes and breathe. It will be hard at first but eventually, it will be something you wish you started earlier. 

4/4 Ignore The Bed During The Day

With many of us confined to our homes during this second wave of COVID infection, staying in bed all day might be tempting. However, this should be resisted at all costs to avoid messed up sleep. Once you wake up in the morning, don't return to bed again until it's time to retire for the night. Try not to take naps on the sofa too. Don’t change your schedule just because you are working from home. Wake up early, Monday to Friday, so you can go to bed a few hours early. 

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