Chances are we’ve all suffered from insomnia at some point in our lives – sleepless nights spent staring at the ceiling fan or watching the minutes tick by on the clock. The harder you try to fall asleep, the harder it is to actually fall asleep. If you’re anything like me, you might even start to calculate the hours left until your alarm goes off, which inevitably leads to more stress and less sleep.
Insomnia can occur for many reasons. For someone with otherwise regular sleep patterns, occasional insomnia may be the result of a particularly stressful event, job issue, or rocky relationship in your life. For those who suffer from frequent insomnia, it could be indicative of a bigger problem like chronic anxiety.
Just like we have all suffered from insomnia at some point , we’ve probably also heard the common cures – don’t drink water before bed, stop drinking caffeine at noon, or make sure your bed room is quiet and the temperature is comfortable before you go to bed. These are all great tips, but more often than not they just don’t do the trick.
Next time you find yourself counting sheep, try some of these lesser-know insomnia cures that might just have you sleeping like a baby: