If you spend your nights counting sheep and struggling through the day to stay awake, you aren’t alone. Insomnia or sleeplessness is one of the worst yet prevalent ailments in the world today. Almost nothing can go right in your body if you don’t sleep well. And strangely enough, there is no replacement for sleep and just about no other medicine as a deep slumber.
Feeling too lethargic? Sleep. Got fever? Sleep. PMSing? Sleep. Headache? Sleep. Sleep, sleep and sleep more! In spite of it being so important, more than 40% of the world population struggles to sleep well, doesn’t that answer why our health is deteriorating?
We get that pain of lying down each night and waiting endlessly to get into the ‘slumber- zone’, so here’s what you can do to sleep better:
- Journal before you sleep: I think a lot of us cannot sleep peacefully because we are consistently thinking of various scenarios and fears in our heads. Pent up anger, excessive emotions, and unwarranted stress take up a lot of our peace. Just cut that off by journaling. Journal what you feel and don’t judge yourself. Just write what you feel and let it go. You will notice that soon, you will feel at peace once you finish this exercise, leading to sleep well.
- Meditate: Straight up, try this one. When you meditate right before going to bed, you will be surprised at how well you can sleep. Any meditation can be beneficial for you. But sleep meditation is said to have faster effects on your health.
- Go gadget-free: Believe it or not, but gadgets cost you your sleep! Shreds of research have proven that you should go sans gadgets like mobile phones at least 30 minutes before going to sleep. Make it a habit to keep your cellphones outside your bedroom.
- Sleep apps: With modern technology taking our lives by a complete storm, there are various apps that can actually help you to sleep better.
- Sleep-wake routine: Our human body gets used to whatever routine you put it through. Be it about waking up early or getting used to vices, like smoking, etc. So make sure that there is a proper routine in whatever you do – likewise for sleep. Sleep at a specific time each night and make it a habit to wake up at the same time each morning.