Insomnia, without a doubt, is a very, very unpleasant phenomenon. After a night spent without sleep, a person feels overwhelmed all day, his state of health leaves much to be desired, and brains often declare a real strike.
So what to do if you can’t fall asleep - toss and turn until dawn or take a couple of sleeping pills? To begin with, let's decide whether you really suffer from chronic insomnia, or if you just do not want to sleep.
If you didn’t sleep well for just one or two nights, it’s too early to start worrying about this. There can be many reasons for a temporary sleep disorder. For example, strong emotions, a change of scenery, a cold, or the fact that before going to bed you have abused tonic drinks, or cigarettes, may interfere with normal sleep.
Also, sleep disturbance can be triggered by a rolling work schedule. When night shifts alternate with day shifts. All these factors, both individually and together, may well cause insomnia. But it is impossible to change the work schedule spontaneously, unless you just quit. So what to do? If you can’t fall asleep due to biorhythms that have been knocked down, then you can try to “endure” one night. In the future, sleep is normalized independently.
If you spend without sleep for the third night in a row, then you should think about what to do. If insomnia affects your well-being, then you can try to solve the problem both medically and in the usual way. Let’s try, nevertheless, to get started without the services of the pharmacological industry. To begin with, try not to think about what to do if you cannot fall asleep. Obsessive thoughts about insomnia do not contribute to its elimination. On the contrary, the more you worry about not sleeping, the less likely you will be able to fall asleep. And the next morning you will get up not only with a heavy head from lack of sleep, but also with completely torn out nerves from anxiety about this. In principle, it turns out a real vicious circle. You cannot fall asleep, worry about this, and this anxiety prevents you from falling into sleep. So what if you can’t fall asleep and you can’t help but think about it?
There is an old recipe - consider sheep, but it is not as good as it is presented to us. Also not very good advice to turn on the TV. Even if you fall asleep, your sleep will be weak, because the sound and the change of pictures on the screen will interfere with you. It will be even worse to turn on the computer and access the Internet. Although you will stop worrying about insomnia, you definitely will not be able to fall asleep.
Try to get to bed in a well-ventilated room whenever possible. Moreover, the temperature regime can also play a role. It is known that in a very hot room it is simply impossible to fall asleep. If you can hide from the cold under a warm blanket, only the air conditioning can defeat the heat in the bedroom.
It would be nice to drink a glass of warm milk before going to bed. Remember your childhood. If you ask any grandmother what to do, if you can’t fall asleep, then with absolute probability she will say that you need to drink warm milk with honey at night . And it really helps. Also, a leisurely walk contributes to good sleep , especially if you take a warm bath with aromatic additives after it.