Insomnia is a condition of sleeplessness. It is whereby an individual finds it difficult to fall asleep, and to stay asleep throughout the night. It can be mild or chronic depending on the level and anyone suffering from this condition should consider natural ways of dealing with it even before trying to use some medications.

This condition affects majority of the people and the causes are different depending on individual. Some of the few causes include anxiety, illness, frustration and depression, stress, poor sleep habits, poor sleep environment, and other factors that we may not have mentioned. Our aim here is to bring to fore some of the natural remedies to this condition and includes the following:

Maintaining a proper sleep schedule or routine

One of the reasons why you may not fall asleep at a particular time is because your body has adapted to a specific time that you have made a routine. In this case, if you want to restore a good sleep habit, you need to sleep at the right time, and consistently every day. You also need to maintain a consistent wake-up time so that your body can adapt easily.


Studies reveal exercise reduces depression and anxiety while it boosts the mood and gives energy. Therefore, making a routine of daily exercises will significantly be helpful when it comes to fighting insomnia.

Create a pleasant sleep environment

When it comes to bedroom environment, there should be good ventilation and airflow. The bedroom environment should be refreshing and not congested with things that don’t matter in the bedroom. It should also be clean and welcoming.

In addition to that, in your bedroom, have the right choice of comfortable warm blankets, clean bedsheets, comfortable mattress, and the best pillows you can ever have. Getting your bed in the right comfort shape will yield some quality sleep for you throughout the night.

Turn off your phone

When going to bed, it is good to keep your phone mute so that messages or calls don’t come to disrupt your sleep. When you are in many WhatsApp groups, some messages could be disturbing especially when you follow them before bedtime. In this case, you can even think of quitting WhatsApp groups that you not beneficial to you, but rather arouses some anxiety before you can move to bed.

Avoid caffeine and alcohol

Caffeine and alcohol are sleep disruptors and you should avoid them at all costs, especially from afternoons so that when you go to bed at night, you are not disrupted when you fall asleep. Some of the drinks to avoid include tea, coffee, soda, energy drinks, and any type of alcohol.

Use your bedroom for the right purpose

Sometimes you can be tempted to relax on your bed while reading or watching a movie. This is a habit that you should shun if you are battling insomnia. In some cases, you may find yourself taking your food to your bed and this is also discouraged if you want to get that insomnia away. This is done to help the brain know that when you go to bed, it is the time to sleep and not to do anything else. Therefore, if you have been on this habit of using your bed for other purposes other than sleeping, you need to get out of that in a bid to end your sleeplessness.
In conclusion, if you observe a better sleep hygiene and maintain these awesome tips, you will surely come to regain your natural sleep. Don’t be hesitant to try out if you are in the same condition.

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