Insomnia sufferers are aware of how debilitating continuous poor sleep over an extended period can be to an individual’s life and much like addiction, those who suffer from insomnia are desperate to break the no-sleep cycle, and spent plenty of time wishing for a cure. Unfortunately, no matter how much an individual desires a decent night’s sleep, when suffering from insomnia this is unrealistic unless and practical approach is taken to end their waking turmoil. There are many methods that are supposed to cure insomnia, but in reality, taking a simple approach is often the best way to remedy sleepless nights-
Say No to Medication
Many view medication as the only way to solve insomnia, and most view it as the easiest way to gaining a full night’s sleep, but taking medication or sleeping pills for your insomnia should always be the last solution as they will never provide a long term cure.
Sleeping pills only offer a short term solution for insomnia, and are not effective for all individuals, with many finding that despite taking medication their sleeping pattern fails to improve and in some cases, are found to make insomnia worse. All individuals suffering from insomnia should attempt to cure their problem using other methods prior to even considering medication, as insomnia is often the result of a root factor such as stress, depression and even poor sleep environment.
Rearrange your Bedroom
For some, the reason behind many a sleepless night is actually poor sleep environment. Bedrooms filled with televisions, laptops, phones and tablets, along with other unnecessary distractions, will not help individuals achieve a good night’s sleep. Removing these items, and using your bedroom solely for the purposes intended, can help improve your sleep pattern.
Considering the quality of your bedframe, mattress, and bedding can help you find the reason for your poor night’s sleep. If your mattress is sagging in areas, or your duvet’s tog is too high or low, then it can cause restless sleep as your body will struggle to relax. This is even relevant to the bedframe, as frames that are too small in both length and width will cause individuals to have restless and uncomfortable nights.
Try Alternative Therapies
Due to the majority severe cases of insomnia being due to underlying issues, using alternative therapies is the best way to cure both the reasons for, and the insomnia itself. In most cases, in order to issues with insomnia, the reasons why individuals are failing to sleep will need to be resolved. When looking for help with insomnia issues, there are a wide range of therapies that offer help and provide near instant cures, but it is worth trying one that offers help to find the root of the problem, such as hypnotherapy, to ensure a long term cure.
Hypnotherapy sessions are proven to help cure insomnia and bad sleep patterns as they work to help you relax and learn techniques such as breathing practices that will help you calmly fall asleep and achieve the full night’s sleep that you desire.
Beth Stubbings works for Fix My Mind, who provide hypnotherapy for insomnia in London. She thinks that the best way to cure the nightmare that is insomnia is to avoid medication and look at alternative cures.