Sleeping is a vital aspect for our overall health and wellbeing; moreover, it is essential for building up the immune system, increasing energy levels, strengthening immune system, concentration, and memory.
Having a good night’s sleep is how we get ready for another day, so yes, it is indeed a key factor for achieving better health, and as a result a better life.
However, despite the importance of sleep, many people struggle with sleeping disorders and have minor knowledge on what to do about it, which reflects on the quality of their day to day performance. I can understand how frustrating this case can be; for this, I decided to share with you some tips on achieving better sleep.
Actually, there are various kinds of disorders when it comes to sleep; however, the most common one according to the APA (American Psychiatric Association) is Insomnia. One third of all adults on earth report symptoms of Insomnia and the severe symptoms of Insomnia have proved to be from 6 to 10% in adults diagnosed with Insomnia Disorder, which brings me to ask – What do we do when we find ourselves struggling with insomnia?
1. Sleep Tests
Yes, like you heard. Sleeping doctors do exist!
I, for one, did not know that we have sleep centers and doctors in Egypt until I did my research. So, if you find yourself having trouble sleeping at least three nights per week for a minimum of three months, or if you’re exposed to major distress resulting from sleeping deprivation you know what to look for.
2. Follow The List of Stay-Aways
There are a few generic things that anyone facing issues with sleep should immediately start considering as soon as the night keeps on feeling young for longer than permitted.
- Stay away from caffeine at least six hours before going to bed.
- Stay away from exercise right before going to bed.
- Stay away from taking naps in the middle of the day.
- Stay away from the bed as long as there is intention to sleep, which includes watching tv or scrolling down social media resting in bed.
3. Practice Meditation.
Meditation is one of the practices that really helps with easing out Insomnia, it also relieves some of its symptoms such as stress, depression, digestive issues, and anxiety. If you have never tried meditation or don’t know how to start off, there are many guided meditations for different purposes on youtube – you can search for Meditation for Sleep.
4. Find The Root Cause.
In some cases, the reason behind stress or overall mental state resulting in insomnia is the key factor. So, paying active attention and seeking help in dealing with it will definitely reflect on the sleeping quality and routine.
So, make sure to find the main issue that can be causing the basic symptoms resulting in Insomnia and make it your target, as there’s a direct relation between your mental health, emotional state, and sleeping disorders. That’s why we can never underestimate the power of a good night sleep.
As always, I hope you take care of your health, including your sleep routine.
Have a good night everyone.