Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Insomnia..

My hubby has trouble sleeping, he can't hardly sleep at all. and i'm worried about him because he could not have enough rest. Even sometimes he take sleeping pills, it still takes a long hour before it will have an effect to him. He don't want even to see a doctor, he said they will just give you a relaxation pills or sleeping pills. So i told him maybe their is a way or or something that can help him. or i have to find out what really cause of insomnia and how to lessen it. Because i know that their is a factor that causing it, and once you know some of this factor, you can start avoiding to do it and it may straighten out your problem in sleeping. And below is the result of my queries as i try to gathered information online. And for those who have a problem sleeping too, try to read this out because it may help you in a way. After reading this article, i told my hubby about it so that he can avoid doing this things too. I got this article on yahoo page. This the way the articles go,

Bedtime habits that are ruining your sleep..
If you’re having trouble falling asleep, you’re in good company. An estimated 65% of Americans said they encounter sleep problems a few nights each week, according to a recent study by the National Sleep Foundation. Sleeping too little is linked with an increased risk for obesity and depression. But before you reach for a sleep aid from
the nearest pharmacy, it’s worth reexamining your nighttime routine. Some of your favorite evening rituals could be responsible for that tossing and turning.

1. Setting a Bright Alarm Clock The looming glare of your alarm clock can be distracting when trying to sleep. The goal is to have as dark a room as possible. Block the bright numbers with a book or consider buying a small travel clock. Your cell phone alarm may also do the trick.
2. Counting Sheep When you just can’t fall asleep, it’s useless to stay in bed. If you’ve been trying to fall asleep for more than 30 minutes, the National Sleep Foundation suggests doing something mundane, like balancing a checkbook, reading or watching TV. An activity that demands marginal brainpower will lull your mind. Before you know it, you’ll be crawling back into bed genuinely tired.
3. Exercising Late at Night Daytime workouts will keep you invigorated for hours. That’s why you don’t want to exercise within three hours of hitting the sack. Intense physical activity raises your body temperature and pumps your energy level-both interrupt a calm transition into sleep.

This information help us, because it give us an idea what to do and not to do. My hubby usually went to bed even he is not yet sleepy, so as of now, we will wait til he's about to fall a sleep, at least he went be tossing and turning.

1 comment:

New York Acupuncturist said...

Have you ever considered acupuncture for your insomnia? Acupuncture is a wonderful treatment for insomnia that people don't often think about. I've helped a lot of people with insomnia. Often they fall asleep right then during treatment, but they almost always report getting to sleep faster and staying asleep through the night. You should look for a good acupuncturist in your area.