This is what you do when not Sleeping!
Insomnia Signs and Symptoms - How often do you struggle to fall asleep? And think that sleep doesn’t come naturally to you then watch what you do when you are not sleeping.
Most of us cut back on sleep to meet the demands of modern life. If you think that you don’t have enough time to sleep then try to find out what you do when not sleeping.
Bring Laptops to Bed
Whether it’s for work or entertainment, most people bring their laptop to bed and sometimes fall asleep. Experts are of the view that it is good to keep one's laptop on stand by mode an hour before one hits the sack.
According to a research, when a person is looking at screen the bright lights are stimulating his/her brain. It is not wise to work up until the last possible moment.
Some people enjoy working at night. Giving reason that they are more productive in the silent hours but do remember that this productivity is taking toll on your next day’s work.
Wait to Fall Asleep
If you have trouble in falling asleep and you can’t sleep within 15 to 20 minutes of lying down, then don’t wait for it. Being in bed without being sleepy can create a stressful situation. So, get up and engage in some other thing for 10 to 15 minutes. Try and calmn yourself.
Make sure not to do things that will shift your brain to an alert mode i.e. no television or computer, instead read a book or other any other thing to divert your mind and then try to go back back to bed.
Watch or just Listen to T.V
Some people believe that television must not be given space in bedroom, it surly disrupts the sleep. If there is television in your bedroom then don’t watch it in bed. Don’t try to use your TV as a substitute to a lullaby. If you are amongst those set of people who just listen to the TV with closed eyes then it’s time to change. It will take your brain to active mode, and you will take longer time to sleep.
Taking a Sleep Aid
Most people who face difficulty in sleeping start depending on the sleeping pills such as antihistamine. Sleeping pills do work but can leave hangover effect on the person. As a result, person is not vigilant enough on the following day. If you frequently face problem in sleeping and all else ways have failed for you then talk to your doctor before starting any type of sleeping pills. Some of them do lead to physical as well as psychological addictions.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Nov 25, 2011
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