How to deal with insomnia

June 5, 2020 By Meeriad Sleep

How to deal with insomnia

You are probably reading this because you are tired of being awake till the middle or the end of the night and wondering how to deal with insomnia. Insomnia is not necessarily about not being tired, but just about you falling asleep while trying to. 

But what is insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is usually linked with one of these symptoms :

  • Troubles falling asleep even when you can
  • Waking up during the night
  • Always wake up early in the morning
  • Feeling tired when waking up

The long-term results are tiredness, difficulties to focus, decreased performance at work or school and even mood swings. 

You are probably wondering what causes insomnia. Many causes can be involved, such as psychological issues, anxiety, stress, thoughts or it can just be genetic.

But in addition to these “mental reasons”, there are others like screens that can make us fall asleep later and consume too much caffeine or theine.

But how to get rid of it?

Insomnia is curable for most people. But it is not this easy, and researches proved that it takes time and commitment to get into having a good quality of sleep. 

Meditation has an impact on your quality of sleep. As we said, many reasons such as stress and anxiety can cause insomnia. And letting your body release your negative thoughts you have in mind can make falling asleep easier for you. Meditation is easy to practice and does not require anything but being in your bed and letting your body connect with your mind. 

But even though it is proved that meditation helps, it may not be true for everyone. Seeing a therapist can be a good way too, to get to know the reasons that disturb you from falling asleep. 

We will give you a few tips, than can also help to get rid of insomnia, or at least, better your quality of sleep : 

  • Avoid naps during the day. Even if you feel tired, it won’t help your biological clock. 
  • Try to go to bed and wake up at the same hour every day. It may be hard at the beginning, but keeping on doing this will make it easier to fall asleep through the weeks.
  • Avoid screens before sleeping. Prioritize meditation or simply calm while breathing, to let your body release everything you have on your mind.
  • Don’t procrastinate bed time, it will be harder through the days to go back to the initial sleep time (as an example, when you slept at 4am your whole holidays and have to wake up at 7am for your first day back to school).
  • Try to do activities during the days instead of lying in bed. Your body will use more energy and you automatically will be more tired at night.

We can feel like insomnia is impossible to cure. But working on it takes time and commitment. Get into it seriously so you will be able to have a good quality of sleep and stop being tired every time you have to wake up. Try on features such as Meeriad’s meditation or sleep category to see if this helps you better you insomnia.