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teachingmom's picture teachingmom

I have suffered with insomnia since I was about 18. Sadly it is a family affliction, that my Grandfather had, several of my aunts and uncles, and my father as well. For me, falling asleep is no issue, staying asleep is practically impossible. I use drugs when it gets really bad, and stress certainly makes it worse, but it is ALWAYS there!!

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mikejsmsn's picture mikejsmsn

Making a few small changes is an excellent way to treat insomnia. For an inactive person, beginning an exercise routine of 20 - 30 minutes a few times a week can greatly aid in helping you gain the sleep your desperately need. In addition, make sure you are drinking purified water each day of at least eight to 10 glass so that you muscles and body are well hydrated when you go to bed.

Cutting down on alcohol will also help you fall asleep faster and get a more restful night of sleep. Try drinking some calming herbal teas like chamomile and hops about an hour before you are ready to go to sleep as a natural way to treat insomnia. Alcohol, while not stimulating, can effect your body's natural rhythms and therefore, disrupt your sleep.

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