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IN Lifestyle ON 14 Feb, 2016
Do you suffer from sleeplessness? You know getting a good night's sleep is important but sometimes, you just can't get to sleep even though you're extremely tired. So whether you're stressed about tomorrow's presentation at work or your personal problems are keeping you up, some easy hacks to fall asleep will definitely do you good.
Here are 6 easy ways in which you can fall asleep in no time.
You can't sleep at night and then you can barely keep up with whatever you need to do the next day. It needs to be treated right away.
So here are some easy ways in which you can fall asleep naturally.
If you're lying in bed wide awake, you're just training your body to lay awake even in bed. Go take a walk outside or do something, but just don't lie there.
Meditation, focussing on your breathing or a simple Shavasana can make it work as well.
You can relax for 30 minutes in a warm bath before your bed time so that your muscles are relaxed and so is your mind.
Worrying or stress causes sleeplessness as well. If you start thinking about stressful things like your big presentation or your kid's work in school the next day, you are bound to stay awake. Try to train your mind to think about happier or more relaxing things when you're going to bed.
Too much coffee intake during the evening time can also affect your sleep. Try to avoid coffee after 5pm and if you are addicted to drinking warm drinks during the evenings, go for warm milk or soups.
Over the counter drugs should probably be the last treatment for sleeplessness. Try out natural methods first and if all else fails, go for the sleeping pill. The one thing you should take care about consuming pills is that you shouldn't take them closer to the morning because they leave you with a hangover the next day. It's a complete no-no if you're going to perfom activities like driving.
If insomnia is keeping you up all night and you can't function properly the next day for days or weeks at a stretch. It's time to see a doctor.
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