Insomnia Tips

I have a weird, but not uncommon, sleeping disorder where I wake up every 2-3 hours. It’s some type of insomnia, as I was told, but it’s not as bad as my older brother’s girlfriend who is already being prescribed with medicines. It’s recurring since I was young. I often have a really hard time sleeping. I just lie awake until it’s almost dawn. There are times when I don’t even sleep at all, but just lying in the bed and had my eyes closed. Though I never really told anyone about this because I would just be ignored. Years later, I found out that it was a type of insomnia and it’s due to stress and other psychological problems. I was a depressing kind of kid, back in the day.

If you’re experiencing the same things as I am, I might be of help to you. The key word here is “relax.”

You might want to try things I did, they might help you out:

  • Take warm baths at night. Warm baths help you relax.
  • Drink herbal teas. My favorite are Moroccan Mint and Chamomile tea.
  • Drink warm milk. I don’t know why, but warm milk makes you sleepy.
  • Listen to mellow music. Something soft like jazz, perhaps?
  • Get a massage.
  • Burn incense and oils (aroma therapy).
  • Exercise. I used to walk a few kilometers daily. Sometimes, I go up and down the stairs a few times.

These things work, sometimes At least for me, it worked a few times. Not always, but still, it works.

Whenever I came to a point where I feel so tired, but I can’t sleep and that I can’t take it anymore, I take antihistamines to make me sleepy and they actually help! I can’t do this often though because I might get immune to it.

But if you think that your sleeping disorder is already affecting your daily life, work, etc. please go see a doctor.

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