What Are Some Good, Effective Methods To Cure Insomnia?

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I get frequent bouts of insomnia, as I’m sure we ALL do, but it gets to the point on many nights (and there have been many for me, believe me) where I can’t fall asleep no matter how hard I try and yet I’m so damn tired. I just lay awake feeling restless. Does anybody know of a good way to help combat insomnia? I could really use the added sleep to boost my energy drive at work.

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13 Responses to “What Are Some Good, Effective Methods To Cure Insomnia?”

  1. ^nez^ says:

    These are the practices you can use to improve the quality of your sleep and feel good again.
    * music as a sleep aid
    * natural sleep aids
    * therapedic sleep products
    Getting sleep in the correct quantities is a vital part of staying healthy. You don’t have to rely on a chemical insomnia sleep aid to do it either. In addition to the ideas above, consider using the Sleep So Good cream to get some all natural relief.

  2. funlovin… says:

    I’ve used meditation before. There are many ways to do it and there is no need for a spiritual backing to meditate.
    Tylenol PM always worked for me though if I absolutely needed to sleep.

  3. mojo2093 says:

    There are many possible reasons for insomnia, I used to suffer from it and really still do.
    I guess you should make sure you’re getting enough sunlight during the day. Another solution is Melatonin pills. It’s a sleep harmone that tells your brain it’s time to sleep. I’ve been taking them for at least 10 years.

  4. No-one teaches us to sleep properly when we are young and thats the problem. Modern society seems to push pills as the answer..when its often not the case at all.
    Sleeping is all to do with the brain, and sometimes people brains need retraining to go into “deep sleep” so you feel like you haven’t been awake all night.
    Loads of info about can be found at the website below and they also sell a guide on it. No hypnosis, no drugs or herbs, it really quite amazing and it works.
    Have a look at http://www.insomniafreedom.com and see if it helps. There is also a free seven part sleep help course on there as well.

  5. Steve Saunders says:

    I have the same problem I just went through an insomnia spell for the past couple of days what I did to break it was in the evening I did exercises and the took a warm bath and drank a nice cup of warm tea that helped me.
    If you want you can also try a sleep aid.

  6. free_2_b says:

    There are lots of methods you can try such as meditation. You say you ‘try’ to sleep, that’s your first mistake. It’s not possible to ‘try’ and sleep with the conscious mind, it’s the subconscious that knows how to sleep.
    Try progressive relaxation when in bed and avoid anything too stimulating before bedtime.
    Read the following article on sleep and insomnia for more tips.http://www.howtobeatinsomnia.com

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  8. hgj96 says:

    Melatonin(natural sleep aid) works for me. Be sure to take it about 45 min before you want to sleep.
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  9. 5zerocoo says:

    Listen to music till you fall asleep. That worked for me.

  10. SexyRave says:

    My best advice is to look up herbal remedies that are natural sleep aids. Go to a health food store or a holistic medicine place.
    Look for “bedtime” herbal tea.
    Eat “comfort food”, or food that you especially enjoy. A meal will help make you tired.
    Warm milk might work.
    Or try sleeping with an extra blanket, the added warmth might do the trick.
    Another idea, read a very boring book and try to read as much of it as you can. You will get tired if the book is boring enough.

  11. Joe from WI says:

    Please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.
    This is only personal opinion and was written to cater to general audiences. Not responsible for any side effect of this advice, i.e. getting sleepy. This advice assumed that you have undergo medical check up and do not have any clinical problem, i.e. Apnea, Hyperactive, Hyperthyroidism, etc.
    Problem sleeping can be caused by many reasons. If this happen quite persistent i.e. >2 times a week, you may have sleep disorder. Refer to sleep disorder link below for information, then consult your doctor.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_disor
    Other reason, (but unlikely since I presume you are average age):- Hyperactive (young), Hyperthyroidism (burning feeling, hand tremble) – sometimes thyroid gland produces too much hormones (old) :-
    Sleep disorder can cause other long terms health related issues:-
    If you are having normal sleep disorder, you can try the following method:-
    1. Avoid watching TV, eating, and discussing emotional issues in bed. The bed should be used for sleep and sex only. If not, we can associate the bed with other activities and it often becomes difficult to fall asleep.
    2. Minimize noise, light, and temperature extremes during sleep with ear plugs, window blinds, or an electric blanket or air conditioner. Even the slightest nighttime noises or luminescent lights can disrupt the quality of your sleep. Try to keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature — not too hot (above 75 degrees) or too cold (below 54 degrees).
    3. Try not to drink fluids after 8 p.m. This may reduce awakenings due to urination. (Frequent night urination must be check for prostate/diabetes problem)
    4. Avoid naps, but if you do nap, make it no more than about 25 minutes about eight hours after you awake. But if you have problems falling asleep, then no naps for you.
    5. Do not expose your self to bright light if you need to get up at night. Use a small night-light instead.
    6. Nicotine is a stimulant and should be avoided particularly near bedtime and upon night awakenings. Having a smoke before bed, although it may feel relaxing, is actually putting a stimulant into your bloodstream.
    7. Caffeine is also a stimulant and is present in coffee (100-200 mg), soda (50-75 mg), tea (50-75 mg), and various over-the-counter medications. Caffeine should be discontinued at least four to six hours before bedtime. If you consume large amounts of caffeine and you cut your self off too quickly, beware; you may get headaches that could keep you awake.
    8. Although alcohol is a depressant and may help you fall asleep, the subsequent metabolism that clears it from your body when you are sleeping causes a withdrawal syndrome. This withdrawal causes awakenings and is often associated with nightmares and sweats.
    9. A light snack may be sleep-inducing, but a heavy meal too close to bedtime interferes with sleep. Stay away from protein and stick to carbohydrates or dairy products. Milk contains the amino acid L-tryptophan, which has been shown in research to help people go to sleep. So milk and cookies or crackers (without chocolate) may be useful and taste good as well.
    10. Do not exercise vigorously just before bed, if you are the type of person who is aroused by exercise. If this is the case, it may be best to exercise in the morning or afternoon (preferably an aerobic workout, like running or walking).
    11. Does your pet sleep with you? This, too, may cause arousals from either allergies or their movements in the bed. Thus, Fido and Kitty may be better off on the floor than on your sheets.
    Sources: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?…

  12. md_yosri says:

    reading puts my butt out. if you lay still you still get 70 percent of the rest as if you were sleeping… “big black book of home remedies”

  13. scott h says:

    I’ve found a good eight hour nap usually cures it.

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