What is Insomnia?
Who would not want to sleep like a baby at night and wake up fresh in the morning with all that previous day’s fatigue vanished. No one hates the feeling of all night sound sleep and relaxed body in the morning. The only thing one may detest is moving restlessly on your right and left all through the night and feeling lethargic next morning. One would always feel declined to go to office after lying in bed for
7-8 hours with that monstrous unyielding stress and pain in head. The monster is none other than Insomnia.
Insomnia is not something which is very uncommon. You may hear people complaining about it everywhere. It is not restricted to any geographical or cultural set up. The problem of Insomnia is everywhere.
What are the causes of Insomnia?
Insomnia is a sleeping disorder which is caused due to unhealthy habits of lifestyle. People in offices may carry their stress and emotional disturbance to home and may feel that they are not getting proper sleep. Also, people who take excessive caffeine and overeat may fall prey to insomnia.
They may experience headache and continuous uneasiness in their body which in turn may deprive them of a sound sleep. The environmental hazards like noisy neighborhood or close proximity to air traffic and busy streets may induce sleeplessness at night. Likewise, non-achievement of targets in work place or unwanted negative stress due personal problems may also eat into your sound sleep.
What are the cures of Insomnia?
People suffering from insomnia mostly resort to medications which can give instant results. They may find solutions to their problems in allopathic treatment; however this may lead to prolonged addiction. Insomniacs will start taking pills without realizing that they are doing more harm than good to themselves by doing so. The allopathic medications have their own side-effects.
The best cures suggested for insomnia come from herbal remedies and yogic exercises. It is advised to spray some lavender drops on your pillow or your forehead as it is considered to induce sleep. The lavender drops can be used in the bathing tub as its aroma is believed to have therapeutic effects. A warm glass of milk is good if taken with 2-3 teaspoons of honey before retiring to bed. One should include leafy vegetables and whole grains in dinner.
The environment also plays an important role in the quality of your sleep. Please make sure that your room is dark or dimly lit. It should be away from noise of television or busy traffic. Never try to do any work while in bed. Listen to a piece of soft music in bed or before retiring to bed. It will provide you with a smoothening and calming effect on your mind and nerves. If you have anything bothering you or disturbing your mental peace, please write it on a piece of paper and think that it is out of your mind and you will get back to it next morning. In the long run, a simple exercise like this may cure insomnia.
What are the exercises to cure Insomnia?
The answers to the problem of Insomnia have also been found in Yoga. The yogic exercises performed daily in the morning can relax your muscles and help in sound sleep. The PRANAYAM is the process of inhaling and exhaling deeply in fresh air. It kicks out all the impurities of your body and provides mental peace so that you can sleep easily at night and say goodbye to Insomnia.