Whether its from stress or discomfort, if you find it difficult to sleep, then you know dealing with insomnia is the worst. If this happens to you more often than not, we have 8 simple hacks to beat insomnia! Trick your eyes into falling asleep! Blink your eyes for 1-2 minutes this will make them feel tired and will help you sleep in an instant. The light from bright screens can confuse your body and ultimately cause you trouble sleeping. So put those screens away and read your favourite book before bed. But in unavoidable situations when you have to get your work done for the next day or you cant stop binge watching your favourite show, download a filter app that warms up your screen light and protects your eyes. Lavender aromatherapy is known for relieving stress and helping you to get a good night sleep. So grab yourself a scented candle or apply a few drops of lavender oil to your pillow breathe in, relax and allow yourself to drift off. As crazy as it sounds sometimes sounds like white noise, or the sound of the ocean can help distract your mind and actually put you to sleep.
So invest in a white noise machine or simply download a noisemaker app on your phone. Do you just keep thinking about what you need to do tomorrow? Or is your work stress keeping you up all night? The best thing to turn off your mind is to pen it down. Writing down all your thoughts and planning your day beforehand will keep you from worrying about it. Staring at the ceiling and feeling the time pass by can make you feel anxious and restless. So here is a simple breathing exercise to calm you and put you to sleep in a flash.
Just inhale for 4 counts, hold in the breath for 7 counts, and breathe out slowly for 8 counts. Repeat this process a few times. and you'll find yourself drifting off to sleep without realising it. If you're still having trouble sleeping, a muscle tightening and relaxing technique will come to your rescue. Once you're in a comfortable position, tightly flex each of your muscles and then relax them working from your feet, all the way up to your face.
This will release the tension from your body and help you sleep better. If you have a severe case of clinical insomnia consult with a doctor for a prescription of melatonin tablets to help to increase the production of melatonin which is a chemical in our body that helps us sleep. With these hacks we hope you get a full 8 hours of sleep wake up fresh and feel relaxed all through the day. Until next time stay tuned and stay Glamrs..