As an ex insomniac I know the frustration when trying different methods to get over the insomnia. It can really lead a person to madness. There are so much speculation on different so called “natural” cures that it makes a person very frustrated in choosing the right one. In this post I am going to discuss the best natural cures insomnia cannot defeat in a more understandable way to make it easier to go in the right direction.
When people tell me that insomnia is a disease or an illness it really makes me a bit disappointed. This tells me that people don’t really know what insomnia is. So let me get it out straight and relieve you from all this nonsense that you had to eat up
Over the past week I experienced a type of comeback from my arch nemeses. I started to sleep less and experience the symptoms of insomnia all over again. I started to panic because I could not understand why this is happening to me again.
After some realization and a bit of thinking I spotted the cause for it. During my previous week at work I had a very tough week, because we had a ISO 22000 audit. If you have ever had an ISO audit you will know what I am talking about. It is when a auditor comes to inspect your company if it is following the standard for food safety.
Everyone at work was very stressed and short of temper. If you just looked at someone, they would bite your head off. My mind was overtaken by my work and I found it very hard to relax. That song of Madonna ” I can’t get you out of my head” started to switch to replay every day. Even when I woke up at night I would curse and swear to some of the people at my work. I soon realized that insomnia is not an entity on itself as it needs to feed off something else.
If you are currently struggling with insomnia, it can be due to restlessness or an emotional disruption in your mind. That is why people with depression, anxiety or other physical illnesses are prone to insomnia.
The anger and stress was the root cause for the insomnia. After 2 days a of self treatment which I will discuss further on this page, I felt a huge relief and my life returned back to normal.
Before you start looking for treatment, you need to evaluate yourself. For this will determine which kind of treatment you should follow. I will now give different scenarios on what to look for and then what you should do next:
If you are struggling with asthma, back pain, migraines or any kind of physical problem which indirectly keeps you awake at night you might want to treat these physical roots. The treatment of these roots can therefore eliminate the pain which causes you to have sleepless nights. The best way to go is to visit your doctor and get some medicine that can help for the pain.
At night you are struggling to sleep because there are noises that are keeping you awake at night. These noises may include a barking dog, loud neighbors, a very busy neighborhood, a snoring partner or anything that keeps you awake because of noise. You can either move to another place or sleep in another room.
If it is really that bad you can talk to your neighbors or call the police. I have experienced that it does not matter where you move, there will always be someone ore something that will keep you awake at night. So to run away from your problem will not work.
So what do you do now? You can either wear earplugs, but for me it can be very uncomfortable to do. I personally do not like earplugs in my ear and that is why I am recommending another solution.
This solution can help allot in damping out some noise and it is called a white noise machine. The white noise simply eliminates most of the disturbing noise and can really help you to fall asleep much easier.
This scenario is probably the biggest cause for insomnia and one of the most least understood phenomena. If you are having problems to sleep because of the FEAR for sleep, you might want to read this. Have you ever experienced the feeling of fear when you are getting into bed and your heartbeat starts to rise?
You lie in bed and you are in panic because you are afraid that if you do not fall asleep, you are going to suffer the next day at work. Now this is a problem. The more you fear for the lack of sleep, the less you will actually sleep. This fear the element that keeps you awake. Your body activates a fight or flight response to cope with this panic. This can result in sweaty palms, a rising heartbeat and a very strange feeling in your stomach.
This is a psychological battle that will not go away on its own. There is no sleeping pill, natural remedy or potion in this world that will cure you for this. Only you can cure this. With the right guidance, you can overcome this. This was the root for my problem and I know what you must do to finally overcome this. What I did was called cognitive behavioral therapy or in short CBT.
If you want to know more about CBT and how it can help you, you can visit my cognitive behavioral therapy page.
If you already know what CBT is and you don’t want to waste any more time you read the following review.
These 3 scenarios are the most common problems that will cause insomnia and I given you the best way to handle each one. There are other scenarios like sleep apnea, OCD or metabolic disorders that can cause insomnia, but is less common that the scenarios that I pointed out today. If you for any reason want to know more about insomnia and how to overcome it, you can simply leave me a comment below and I will come back to you.