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Mistakes that cause insomnia

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We sometimes make some mistakes which may result in insomnia. But if you know about those mistakes, it will be possible for you to eliminate the possibility of making those mistakes. So, let’s find out what all the mistakes that you need to avoid to avoid or get rid of insomnia.

I have to sleep

After climbing into bed you keep thinking in your mind “I have to sleep, I have to sleep.” If this is the case with fewer like many other people, then probably this simple thought is causing insomnia in your case. If you keep thinking ”I have so much to do and I have to sleep now, otherwise I will not be able to tackle the day tomorrow,” you will unfortunately lay awake for hours.

It is important for your brain to be able to ”switch off” and relax and that part should happen at least two hours before you go to bed. So, it means you cannot completely focus your attention on something which can raise your stress levels because that will keep you from being able to relax and in that case you will not be able to sleep. Do not do anything that will increase your anxiety just before bed. Reading a book, watching something or having fun in it any other way will help you to sleep better.

Erratic schedules

If you have erratic sleep schedules, it is going to cause insomnia. Your body likes routine and habits because they helped your body with the basic needs such as consumption of food and sleep cycles. It is always better to go to bed at the same time every night. Sticking to a pattern and the stable schedule will definitely help you to sleep better and peacefully. If you can go to sleep by 10:30 to 11 pm every day, it will help you to sleep easily, sleep better and keep away insomnia.

Your dinner

What you ate in the dinner will also decide how good your sleep is. If you have eaten something which will take too long to get digested, then probably you will have sleep problems. Your dinner should be lighter, so that your stomach can easily digest them. Your dinner should have protein but that should be easy to digests and fat-free. Soups, fish, steamed vegetables are some of the good choices for your dinner diet. If possible, try to avoid precooked meals for your dinner. Even though they are easy to prepare, they generally contain high amounts of preservatives and refined ingredients, which are not only bad for your health but can also result in insomnia. So, to avoid insomnia, avoid those precooked meals.

Electronic devices

Today, electronic devices play a very important role in our lives. We cannot live without them. But these devices are one of the major reasons of insomnia in many people. There are so many things that you need to do using your mobile phone, tablet or other electronic devices. But the problem is that such electronic device screens can overstimulate your brain with electromagnetic waves and if that happens, you will not be able to sleep. These devices will cause more trouble than your TV because there is a good distance from your TV while you are watching and severe brain is not as much stimulated as a is when other electronic devices are used. It is always better to start reading a book and that will help you to sleep faster and better and keep you away from insomnia.

References

1. Sleeptracks Sleep Optimization Program
2. Insomnia – overview
3. Negative Impacts of Shiftwork and Long Work Hours