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Got Insomnia? 4 Things Not To Do

Jun 11, 2008
So, you are tired and exhausted from another night of not sleeping. You look in the mirror and find blood shot eyeballs staring back as a reflection. You yawn, stretch and curse the day. On your drive to work you think of four things to do to cure your insomnia. You smile at yourself in the rear view mirror while your subconscious mind laughs at you.

Let's find out why...

Warm Milk Can Cause Stomach Aches
Many people are lactose intolerant these days. And even for those that are not, drinking milk at bedtime could prove quite uncomfortable throughout the night. Sure, it seems soothing, and it may coat the stomach, helping you drift off into slumber. But, expect to wake during the night once the after-effects set in. Your tummy is not given enough time to process the milk during the night, and your body is trying to rest, not digest, anything you put in it at nighttime.

Sleeping Pills are Highly Addictive
It seems like such an easy fix to a simple problem. There are so many choices that line the aisles of your favorite local drug stores. I mean, you can purchase them over the counter, after all, so how harmful can they be, right? Wrong. Doctors have been cautioning patients against the overuse of common sleeping aids for years, mainly because they can seem like an easy way out. Instead of trying to work through your problem of restlessness at night, popping two pills and calling it a night seems like a fast and painless solution.

Electric Bills Will Certainly Keep You Up
If you are one of those people that need the radio or the television on at night in order to carry you off into dreamland, be advised that you are in for more restlessness in the future. Not only will the noise be highly disruptive to your dreams and your overall sleeping experience, but these appliances cost a lot of energy and money to keep them going when you are not awake. If you thought you were having trouble sleeping now, imagine how you will feel the next time an expensive bill is sitting in your mailbox.

Liquor Is Quicker -But Dangerous
At one point, we get fed up with our insomnia, and end up turning to the bottle to help us sleep much faster. A glass of wine, a shot of brandy, a few beers are all known to make us sleepy after awhile. In moderation, these are not necessarily bad, but when this becomes a nightly ritual, there is certainly a problem. Also, the body has to work extra hard to ensure that the waste is removed, causing the mind to stay drowsy but the rest of you to continue going internally, leaving you exhausted the next day.

After trying your brilliant ideas out, you determine you need to rethink the situation. The liquor had you groggy, you feel as though you might get addicted to sleeping pills and the milk had you tossing and turning in the middle of the night. So, the moral of the story is alternative medicine may be the key.
About the Author
Sherry Harris used to have a sleep disorder. Now she gets a good night sleep with aromatic sleeping mist fragrances. If you are tired of insomnia go to http://www.ScentToSleep.com. Why don't you bookmark the article you are reading right now? You know you will want to find it again soon.
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