Here are some tips for beating insomnia.
- Wake up at the same time each day.
- Eliminate alcohol and stimulants like nicotine and caffeine.
- Limit naps.
- Exercise regularly.
- Limit activities in bed.
- Do not eat or drink right before going to bed.
- Make your sleeping environment comfortable.
A few additional or corrections on some that were stated in this thread.
- Avoid caffeine.
- Anything that raises your body temperature before bed is bad.
- Avoid light for an hour before bed.
- Do something calming in the hour you spend avoiding light.
- Expose yourself to bright light when you wake up.
Fighting insomnia with a better sleep environment and routine. Two powerful weapons in the fight against insomnia are a quiet, comfortable sleep environment and a relaxing bedtime routine. Both can make a big difference in improving the quality of your sleep. Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, and cool.To help stay asleep through the night, try some of these strategies to relieve insomnia:
- Establish a quiet, relaxing bedtime routine.
- Relax your body.
- Make your bedroom conducive to sleep.
- Put clocks in your bedroom out of sight.
- Avoid caffeine after noon, and limit alcohol to 1 drink several hours before bedtime.
How can I fight insomnia naturally?
- Stick to a regular sleep schedule (same bedtime and wake-up time), seven days a week.
- Exercise at least 30 minutes per day most days of the week.
- Get plenty of natural light exposure during the day.
- Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine.
- Take a warm bath or shower before bed.
How does a person get insomnia?
Common causes of chronic insomnia include: Stress. Concerns about work, school, health, finances or family can keep your mind active at night, making it difficult to sleep. Stressful life events or trauma — such as the death or illness of a loved one, divorce, or a job loss — also may lead to insomnia.
Can insomnia go away on its own?
Although the underlying tendency towards insomnia persists, just below the surface, the good news is that insomnia itself does not have to. Treatment with CBTI and other interventions directed by a sleep specialist can be highly effective in making insomnia go away for good.
How long can Insomnia keep you up?
It can also come and go, with periods of time when a person has no sleep problems. Acute insomnia can last from one night to a few weeks. Insomnia is called chronic when a person has insomnia at least three nights a week for three months or longer.