INSOMIA - How to deal with it?

Philippines
May 21, 2007 10:18pm CST
I have a friend who said that she is insomiac and asking me how she would deal with it. I advised her to drink milk before going to sleep and pray. What do you think? I dont have an idea why it happened to her.
2 responses
• India
22 May 07
How to deal with Insomania ? The first thing is to take fast walk for just 15 to 30 min before going to sleep. The second thing take a glas of water before sleep. The third is massage her head in the night. The bed should always be light colour only. Wake up early in the morning. Never go to sleep in the afternoon. Hope it works out.
@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
22 May 07
The following are self-help ways of ensuring good sleep practice: If you cannot fall asleep after 30 minutes, get up and do something - don't lie there and worry Keep active during the day Avoid working just before going to sleep, and give time to wind down Avoid stimulants late at night e.g. coffee Ensure the environment is conducive to sleep (quiet, dark, ventilated, not excessively hot or cold) Try relaxation techniques Get into the routine of sleep and wakefulness hours Ensure you have been exposed to natural light during the day Try to avoid napping during the day, as you are less ready for sleep at night Adopt a comfortable sleeping position that keeps the spine aligned - this can prevent further health problems such as backache. Hope this helps your friend.