Insomnia is hazardous to health. Teenagers and school students don’t get adequate sleep these days, thanks to the fast going lifestyle and modern technologies. Many have trouble sleeping and the problem is progressively getting worse with the proliferation of gadgets and bad habits.
Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling and staying asleep and is linked to concentration and memory issues, excessive tiredness, irritability, stress and other health risks.
Here are four practical ways you can prevent the harmful effects of insomnia:
Maintain regular sleep schedule: Regardless of how much sleep, go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning—even on weekends.
Create a restful environment: Make sure your bedroom is comfortable. Adjust the temperature so that your room isn’t too hot or cold. Also, keep your room as dark as possible while sleeping.
Don’t take naps: Taking naps is one of the biggest mistakes you can make if you experience insomnia. Daytime naps will disrupt your nighttime sleep cycle.
Technology-free bedroom: Remove all electronics from your bedroom and turn off all devices an hour before bedtime to allow enough time for your brain to unwind. Create a relaxing environment, free from the distractions of the outside world.
Get regular exercise: This is very beneficial for insomnia. However, don’t exercise within four hours of the time you go to bed—vigorous exercise late in the evening may energize you and keep you awake.