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  October 11 
Steps to Help Cure Insomnia 

"Some Simple Methods That You Can Use to Address Your Insomnia Yourself" 


By: Terrence Gaddis 
If you think you are suffering from insomnia, there are some steps that you yourself can undertake to cure your insomnia. Insomnia is more than your body telling you that you have had enough sleep. In actuality, insomnia is your body's way of letting you know that something is wrong. Insomnia is a dashboard warning light. It is best to think of insomnia in these terms.

There are a number of known insomnia cures that have been prescribed by many that you can try yourself at home prior to consulting a physician.

Insomnia takes various forms and these forms are different in each person. Some individuals can not fall asleep, other individuals wake in the middle of the night and are unable to fall back asleep, while others simply wake up much too early. Like the various forms of symptoms, there can also be various reasons or causes to insomnia: you may be ingesting too much caffeine, you may be suffering from anxiety and depression, there may internal conflicts or inner struggles in your life, or you may be suffering physical afflictions that interfere with your sleep such as pain from migraines or arthritis.

Whatever the case, prior to coming to a solution, the cause of the problem needs to be diagnosed before you will get another good night sleep. Medically speaking, when your body is not allowing you to sleep there is an issue either mentally or physiologically that your body is trying to tell you about. In simple terms, something is wrong with your body and or mind that needs to be addressed. The steps to help cure your insomnia are directly related to the cause of the insomnia.

Although it is different with each person, most people need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep. Whether you are getting enough or not is a subjective matter. If you feel rested, then that’s all the indication you need. If you feel tired or suffer from a lack of energy then the odds are that you likely did not get your proper rest.

There are a number of steps to help cure your insomnia that you can try yourself that are safe and do not require that assistance of medical professionals. Since most of us would rather not go to see a doctor unless absolutely necessary, there are some natural methods to try:

Herbal remedies – your health stores offer safe over the counter relaxation herbs that can help you sleep
Measured food intake – do not go to bed too hungry or too full
Caffeine – monitor your intake closely, especially later in the afternoon/evening
Practise Relaxation Techniques – visualization or mediation can help you relax in bed
Alcohol – monitor your consumption as it can interfere with sleep
Restrict stimulating activities (like exercise) to several hours before you go to bed
Sleep environment – make sure your sleeping quarters are relaxing, quiet and dark to induce sleep
Regular sleep pattern – going to bed and getting up at the same time everyday helps your body and mind get ready for sleep; irregular patterns can interfere with sleep cycles

If you have diligently tried all of these steps to help cure your insomnia on your own, then it may be time to consult medical professionals. One last point to note, is that medical research shows that as people age their deepest level of sleep (stage 4), becomes shorter. With that in mind older people wake up more often during the night and need to sleep more often during the day. This is not considered to be indicative of insomnia or any other sleep disorder. This is a simple change in our bodies as we age.


Source: http://www.Go-to-Sleep.net

Terrence Gaddis has been fascinated with sleep maladies since suffering through a case of insomnia in his youth. From this time forward, he has studied all the causes, treatments and news about this phenomenon.

Go-to-Sleep.net is a website dedicated to the study of sleep. Everything that you could want to to know about how to go to sleep, including: sleep disorders, causes, cures, and studies. 

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