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What is the best way to get over Insomnia?

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Last Updated: 04/12/2016 at 11:58pm
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December 19th, 2014 3:16am
Insomnia could be caused by a wide variety of issues. First and foremost, I would highly recommend consulting a doctor to ensure any medications you're taking do not exhibit trouble sleeping as a side-effect. To tackle the issue, I would highly recommend seeking our guide (Which, is also used in professional settings) located here: The reason I reference this is because insomnia could be caused by many different issues including, but not limited to: stress, anxiety, medical conditions, depression, poor sleep habits, scheduling (work, school, exercising timing, etc), enviornment changes, substance abuse or substance intake (caffeine, drugs, alcohol), eating habits, and so on and so forth. The guide provided helps you identify some of these possible issues and allows you to objectively (partially) view all of these variables. I should note, however, no one would be more qualified than your doctor or professional. Insomnia is a serious issue because sleep is so important to the body and psych. It can be as simple as shutting your television and electronics to as severe as a symptom of something more serious. The risk factors are also serious, leading to lower performance in your school or professional career, obesity, irritability, "Increased risk and severity of long-term diseases or conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes," and many other issues. However, if you're reading this then the good part is you're taking a proactive approach in reaching out. That, in itself, is a solid first step. :)
December 18th, 2014 11:21pm
Insomnia can be hard and exhausting to deal with. Trying to relax before going to bed, not watching TV, drinking some warm milk and taking a hot relaxing bath before going to bed are some things you can do to try to sleep at night.
December 19th, 2014 3:34am
The best way to get over insomnia is to find out what is causing it and work through those problems. Also try to make your sleeping space a place that you want to be.
December 19th, 2014 9:01am
I suffered from insomnia, I would feel restless and could not sleep so I started doing meditation to calm my mind and i also read some lighthearted novels and soothing music and avoided any kind of distress before going to sleep
December 19th, 2014 11:26am
I've struggled with insomnia lately. Personally, the practics that are working for me are diaphragmatic breathing , wich helps me to relax and escape from all my thoughts , and then the imaginery exercise , which makes me feel calm and safe , and slowly I am begining to fall in a deep great sleep. Thanks to these exercise I am begining to get over insomnia and it's really effective.
December 19th, 2014 9:06pm
Good sleep habits lay the foundation for good sleep. Those being: go to sleep when you feel tired, sleep in complete darkness, no computer or phone screens an hour before bed, keep your bedroom cool.
December 23rd, 2014 11:12pm
I like to get out of bed and drink some chamomille tea. I try to stay away from my bed until I feel sleep so I don't associate the bed with tossing and turning and only a good night's sleep. Progressive relaxation also helps!
December 27th, 2014 10:21pm
It depends on what is causing your insomnia. In most cases, it's anxiety and so learning to cope with your anxiety is the first step to helping with your insomnia. There are many exercises and techniques out there to help with this, and getting to the bottom of why this anxiety exists is also important.
December 29th, 2014 11:04pm
Personally, putting away electronics before bedtime, reading a book and taking melatonin helped me get over insomnia.
April 12th, 2015 7:02pm
The best way to get over insomnia is to start by asking yourself why you can't sleep. When I was dealing with insomnia I was stressed out during the evenings because I was scared for what would happen the day after. When I discovered that was the reason I couldn't sleep, I could figure out a way to feel less stress.
June 23rd, 2015 1:54pm
try different things and find out what helps best for you. For example read a book before you go to sleep, watch your favourite TV Show. What is good too if you talk to someone, let your thoughts get out of your head.
July 26th, 2015 6:49pm
1. There's insomnia caused by external factors - which can often be treated using little tips such as taking a bath, exercising regularly, having the correct type of mattress, being in a comfortable temperature, ensuring there is no light. 2. Then there's insomnia caused by brain chemical deficiencies - which can only be treated with medication.
November 17th, 2015 9:15am
I personally think suppressing your yawns helps tremendously, when you yawn it's basically your body telling you you need more oxygen to make your heart go out of sleep mode, not yawning will keep your heart from speeding up its beating. Melatonin is also great, low risk medicine since melatonin is something that is naturally produced by your body.
April 12th, 2016 11:58pm
To speak with your mental health professional or your local GP to organise a plan for you that may include sleeping, eating or exercising changes. In some cases they may administer medication.