This could be a way of treating mild insomnia
March 23, 2007 2:54pm CST
I have this sleeping problem, my mom has it,too so I made a research on this at school.I've learnt that this problem is somewhat psychological (besides the fact that it's physiological since lack of serotonin/serotonin blockage causes it).So there are some tips that might help out treating insomnia like lessening stress and stressors in your environment,never use your bed for anything else but sleep,do not take naps before bedtime, and do not think of anything when trying to sleep.So there.
25 Mar 07
Oh what a very helpful tips then. Thank you for sharing those things here. But actually i tried them before but still thanks for reminding me. I am an insomniac too and its really hard for me to sleep. I would have to tell you that i always trying not to sleep or even take a nap before bed time but still when its bedtime, It always hard for me to sleep. And also, i always think about a lot of things, there's a lot of things lingering on my mind and i really don't know why. Its just like, they are flashing back again and again even though i dont wanna think about those things. What should i do then? Its so hard. Im getting tired of all this insomnia things. Do you have anything more to advice aside from those things you mentioned here? Bydway, i dont wanna take any pills just to help me to get sleep at night, coz i dont wanna be dependent to it. I still prefer alternative solutions. Do you have? Thanks and Godspeeed! Have a nice day ahead.
26 Mar 07
If you've already tried it, then your insomnia might not be mild but moderate.However, I think there might be other ways to help you, aside from medicines.You could either get some help with a therapist (psychologist even) or do some other way to treat it. If you smoke, you have to lessen it.Smoking ruins sleep, with nicotine and stuffs in it.If you're a coffee drinker, you have to lessen intake of it, too. Caffeine might be an antioxidant, but it blocks the release of serotonin which is a hormone released by the pituitary gland to promote sleep. When in bed, you must find the most comfortable position for you (everyone does). By saying comfortable, you must breathe easier and move freely. There are behavioral techniques on treating this sleep disorder, too.Sleep hygeine, imagery training, and cognitive training are done. Relaxation is very important for if you can't relax yourself, nothing would happen. Go to bed 15 minutes later than usual (make sure you're sleepy and tired when you go to bed). Always turn of the lights, or if you can't sleep with lights off, you could always get a dimlight (yellow one). When in bed, do not think of anything (not even sleeping).Shut down your system and relax. During the mornings, always work loads so that when you get home, you'd be craving for bed. Massage may help, though. Tell me if it works.I'ma respond to it as soon as I can.