Most of us are aware that Insomnia is a sleep disorder. People with Insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep. Most common symptoms of Insomnia are daytime sleepiness, allergies, irritability, stress, lethargy, mood swings, being unwell both mentally and physically and anxiety.

Tips to improve the quality of your sleep

General causes of Insomnia:

  • Physical and psychological factors
  • Disruptions in the 24-hour cycle in the physiological processes occurring from external noises in the environment, irregular shift timings at work, extreme heat or cold and high altitudes
  • Disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety or psychotic disorders
  • Medical conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, brain lesions, tumors, asthma, sleep apnea and other chronic diseases
  • Hormonal imbalances and other physiological conditions

The good news is that Insomnia is curable. Try these 9 tips to beat this disease:

  1. Follow a regular schedule, wake up and go to bed at the same time every day
  2. Reduce intake of alcohol, nicotine and caffeine
  3. Reduce exposure to light or electronic gadgets at least an hour before bed
  4. Avoid taking naps in the afternoon
  5. Eat a light dinner, and go for a walk after dinner. You will get tired and this will help you fall asleep faster
  6. Reduce anxiety, stress, tensions, and other disturbing thoughts
  7. While sleeping make sure the room is soundproof
  8. Try meditation, yoga and light medication if necessary
  9.  Ensure you eat wholesome and healthy food