Is there a magic spell keeping me awake? Is there an easy way I can get my much loved sleep back? Do I need a good luck charm or magic chant that puts me under? There is no magical cure for insomnia, but the advice below may help you.
The orientation of your body at night can have an effect on the quality of your sleep. Your head should be to the north and your feet to the south. That allows your body to align with the magnetic field of Earth, and that puts you in better harmony. Although it sounds a bit odd, it really does work.
Try massaging your stomach. This will stimulate your stomach and aid you in beating insomnia. It helps you relax and it can promote digestion. Try this before anything else if you think your stomach may be to blame.
Aromatherapy is a pleasant, natural means of easing the effects of insomnia. Burn a soothing candle, use fabric softener containing lavender scent or find a air spray to use on your bedding. Aromatherapy is a stress reliever and has been shown to improve insomnia. Light, airy herbs such as lavender are known to soothe, thus, helping you sleep.
Magnesium is a mineral that aids sleep. Magnesium can allow for more restful sleep. Foods with a lot of magnesium include black beans, halibut, pumpkin seeds, as well as spinach and other leafy greens. Additional magnesium intake also helps prevent muscle cramping.
Many people lay awake when they have insomnia, just watching their clocks. Worrying about everything that you have to do early in the morning will make it more difficult to sleep. One thing to try is turning the clock around or putting the clock elsewhere, so you can’t see it.
You may already know that regular exercise helps you get enough sleep, but it can also actually improve the quality of your sleep, too. It seems contradictory, but working out immediately prior to bedtime actually makes it more difficult to drift to sleep. Be sure that you’re done with exercising about 3 hours before you go to bed so it doesn’t make you have a hard time sleeping.
Try to keep your fears at bay during the night. One good way to reduce stress related insomnia is to allow yourself time to worry, but make it earlier during your day. Many people worry about their days and then can’t fall asleep because of it. Wouldn’t it be better to set aside time well before bed to put these thought to rest? You can then focus on relaxing and falling asleep instead of things you are worried about.
It may be hit and miss to determine exactly what will work best in your situation. Eventually something will work for you. If you concentrate on defeating insomnia, you will.