| Stay awake
Many people resort to sleeping
pills as a long-term solution to insomnia i.e.
inadequate or no sleep. However, sleeping pills
not only lose their effectiveness after 4-6 months,
but they may also disturb your sleeping pattern
and actually contribute to insomnia.
The most effective therapy is to identify the
problems causing the insomnia and then attempt
to solve them.
Causes of insomnia ::
Smoking, drinking and caffeine. Too much light
in the room or extremes of temperature. Noise,
breathing, disorders, periodic muscle contractions
or other physical factors. Stress and worry, physical
and psychological illness.
Tips to help you sleep ::
If you can't sleep, read or watch T. V. instead
of fretting. Avoid alcohol and cigarettes 2 hours
before bedtime and caffeine 6 hours before. Exercise
regularly but not too close to bedtime. Wake up
at the same time everyday, regardless of when
you went to sleep. Establish relaxing bedtime
rituals, like a warm bath or a few minutes of
And finally, remember, that everybody's cycle
are different. 5 hours sleep may be more than
enough for on person, while even 8 hours may be
insufficient for another.
Do not self medicate and for further information,
consult your doctor.