When you look at the clock, it gives you a time well past midnight. You have been struggling to have sleep since the last two hours and you are still at the square one, you are wide awake. Does that sound alarming! When you push your nerves to the edges of sleep, your mind starts to race, your muscles get tensed. You think you’ll never get any rest. You are suffering from a scary sleep disorder, none other than insomnia. You are not alone; there are million people in the U.S. who struggle to have sleep and end up with stressed feeling and restless tempers.
According to a recent survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, there are more than fifty percent of adults in America who experience insomnia at least a few nights a week. You know the bouts of insomnia gets bigger with age and it affects the sleeping cycle of approximately thirty percent of men and forty percent of women. Don’t just press the alarm yet.
People cannot sleep, because they are too stressed out. Stress is one of the major contributors to all sorts of health hazards, starting from weight gain to heart problems. Stress is almost invincible in today’s fast-moving world. Is there nothing you can do about stress and sleepless nights? There are stress relief techniques using which you can reduce or eliminate stress from your life, minimize the stressful situations and get better sleep cycles.
Consider Strategies to Combat Stress and Regain Sleep -
1) Make ‘to do’ Lists: You can make an exhaustive list and organize your next day’s activities into three categories: ‘To Call’, ‘To Buy’, and ‘To Do’. Remember to attach specific time schedules to each of these activities. Now you are less likely to mess with the things and won’t wake up to chaos.
2) Get Away: Before you hit the pillows, think of some get away. Take your time out and listen to your kind of music. If you feel like, read a book, as you drink a cup of herbal tea or warm milk. Interpose your busy and unnerving day and your bedtime with this ‘unwind’ regime.
3) Relax Your Body. When we are stressed, our muscles get the worst blow, especially those of the neck and lower back. You can do stretching exercises to ease out the muscular tension. When you get into bed, lie flat on your back for a few minutes. Flex your muscles as you work your way up from your toes to your temples. You can even try some sleep aids to help you ease into a deep sleep.