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Insomnia: Get Jargon-Free Advice On Sleep Rejuvenation

Aug 6, 2008
In your world everything seems foggy, and your brain feels like mush. You walk around in a stupor - like you have a hangover. Only you did not just have a whole night of partying, did you? No, your night was horrible, because you spent most of it battling insomnia, and hoping that you can at least get a couple of hours of rest. When you wake up, your mind just does not feel right. And, your work and other responsibilities might be suffering as a result.

When it comes to a good health regimen, people often talk about eating right and exercising several times per week. But what they overlook is a good night of rest. In fact, they tend to mock this concept by doing everything they can to avoid sleeping the night through. It seems that adults just do not take sleep seriously enough, and it is affecting their health.

A good night of sleep is the body's natural way to refresh and rejuvenate itself. All of the body's major organs are able to be at complete rest in order for them to be prepared for them to be 'on the go' the next day, all day long. The more you fight the natural urge to sleep and not give your body that chance to be at ease, the more you will eventually take a toll on your body.

It is nothing new for people to overlook medical advice. Despite many reports that have shown the effects of insomnia on the mind and body, people tend to put their dozens of responsibilities before their own health. But nowadays, with prescription and over the counter sleep aids being so expensive, and people being inundated with sleep remedies left and right on television, we are seeing that it really is the best thing to just do it ourselves. We need to overcome our night time restlessness in order to feel better overall. But, before we discuss what our options are we should also state insomnia affects your overall brain power as well.

Your brain gets tired just as much as the rest of your body, if not more. This is the control center of the body, signaling all sorts of things including memory, impulse and of course, memory. If any of these things becomes affected by many nights of restlessness, then you are seriously putting yourself in jeopardy.

Think about all of the tasks you do that involve attention. You would not get behind the wheel of a car if your brain were impaired with alcohol. But, a lack of sleep produces similar if not more intense results, because the mind cannot pay attention and wants to shut off. Or wouldn't you hate it if you missed a really important event that your child is involved with, because you simply forgot about it? You may feel overworked, and as a result you may not be getting proper rest, so it just slips your mind. It is one thing to make a mistake here and there, but getting a good night of sleep will help you increase your mental abilities and prevent you from making constant errors at work, school or home. Your overall performance would improve, and this would boost your confidence level quite a bit.

Now back to those other options...

A good place to start would be doing something that puts you in a good mood. You may not think that you can combat insomnia with a good movie or book, but engaging in these activities in the evening can help settle your nerves to make you sleepy at night. But your selection of book or movie cannot be one that makes you jumpy, of course. It would have to be an uplifting story that has a happy ending. Then you can go to sleep in peace.

Another great method of relaxation is aromatherapy. Some people are quick to write this off because the feel that there is nothing a scent can do for them, or that it will overwhelm them if it is too strong. Yet, if used correctly, studies show that this is one of the most effective methods out there, because it is natural and is non-invasive to the body. All it does is trigger something within the nerve center for the brain to relax because it has a calm feeling. The more familiar or pleasant the smell is to the person, the faster they will fall asleep.
About the Author
Sherry Harris is the author of the successful e-book "Best Practices Guide: 101 Amazingly Simple Ways to Beat Insomnia". It was created to be The Definitive Guide of insomnia treatments on the Net. You can download the FREE PDF e-book or click on the link. After you grab your free e-book, visit the rest of the website http://www.ScentToSleep.com where you will find products to wipe out insomnia.
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