You've probably heard about insomnia. And oh my god that was a really dramatic opening. Listen, I'm not an expert, but I've suffered from it for three years, so I know how it feels. I don't even know if it's a proper disease, but it belongs to the category of sleep disorders, so it's safe to say that it's at least something valid.
Join me as we analyze all the tips and tricks on how to beat insomnia and read till the end to find out what worked for me (that doesn't mean it'll work on you too; because we're all beautifully different).
So, one day I was one hour early to a doctor appointment (true story) and in the waiting room there was a screen that kept telling ways on how to prevent insomnia. I heard those four tips repeated over and over for ONE HOUR! So I know them by heart, even though none of them worked for me, but they could still work for you.
The first one is not drinking coffee or energy drinks after four p.m.. I have to admit that this is the only tip I still subconsciously use in my daily life. I broke the rule once and I didn't sleep at all, so I'll keep following it.
Then there's the infamous "no technology one hour and an half before bed". Ahahaha. No. I'm not gonna do that. Also because one hour and an half before bed it's when I'd finish eating dinner and I usually relax by watching something on YouTube or chatting with my friends. I do read a book right before going to bed, and that's enough for me.
The third tip is about going to bed early, but, as I said before it was useless to me.
The last one is to sleep in complete darkness, which means heavy curtains and well, no lights. Yeah, that's pretty self explanatory. This is something I do, but still, I suffer from insomnia.
It was taking such a tool on my life, that when I went to the doctor for a check up one day I casually mentioned it and she told me that she could help me solve it! Why didn't I think about it before?
Well, I know why. I never talked about it, thinking that I was just made this way and there were nothing I could do. I've never been so happy for being wrong about something.
Now, what actually helped me is getting medications. I'm not saying that you should immediately get medications if you suffer from insomnia, but I highly encourage you to tell your doctor that you've been suffering from it. He or she knows you better than a stranger on the Internet (me, in this case) so, start talking and see what he or she tells you to do.
Just know this: you're not alone. You can get help, like I did. There are people like you out there and I'm one of them.
You'll feel better.
Published by Ludovica A. on 2020-05-07