Thursday, 21 April 2016

An Open Letter To All Insomniacs | Sleep Hacks ☽

Dear Insomniac,


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Welcome to the club! I know you probably had no intention of joining, yet somehow you happened to become a VIP member with a non-existent sleeping pattern. Whether you wake up around 3am or just can't sleep at all, here are a few things you should probably know to get a good night's sleep. 

Firstly, something that a lot of people don't realize is that eating habits greatly affect your sleeping pattern. Many people have small breakfasts and big dinners when really it should be the other way around, with a big breakfast and a light dinner. I know you probably don't have time in the morning, who does? A little hack for this would be to limit your coffee intake in the morning and having a space between your dinner and the time you go to bed. 

Secondly, just admit that you're the type of person who scrolls through their phone right before you go to bed. If you are, stop. Technology impacts the quality of your sleep in ways that you don't even know about. It suppresses melatonin, a hormone that helps you to get sleep so the longer you're on your phone, the more melatonin is suppressed and that results in a terrible night's sleep because your body isn't producing the hormone that helps you to get rest. 

Another obvious factor is stress. Not to scare you or anything, but insomnia is actually a symptom and a cause of anxiety, and in some cases, depression.  Lowering your stress levels will help you to sleep a lot sounder and leave you feeling a lot happier, so try to find time for yourself. Do things that you enjoy, whether that's listening to music or going for a walk.

Did you know that you can control your insomnia by just relaxing? Interestingly enough - cleaner bedrooms help people to sleep better So, fellow insomniac, if your room is messy you should probably consider tidying up a little before you attempt to relax. Even if you're not sleeping or feeling tired, just lying down tricks your brain into releasing hormones that will allow for you to get some rest.  I suggest winding down an hour before you usually go to bed if you can - this includes getting rid of any distractions, especially technology. 

Lastly, know that tons of people can't sleep at night for various reasons, so you are definitely not the only one. What works for others may not necessarily work for you, but just try it out and hopefully your sleeping pattern will exist sometime soon.

Stay groovy!
~ Miah ~ 

Snapchat: miah_5797


2 comments:

  1. great post! I am definitely an insomniac haha and have tried lts of things!
    btw im a new follower!:) keep it up

    xx
    lau
    www.malibluemymind.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope these tips could help you xxx

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