Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How to overcome insomnia


How to overcome insomnia


By getting proper sleep during night, you can restore your body and prepare for the next day. Without enough hours of sleep, you won't be able to work, learn, and create well. Insomnia is a serious problem that threatens your energy and ability to function during the day. Chronic insomnia can even cause serious health problems. By learning to change daily lifestyle and common habits, you would discover that you are in a better condition for a deep sleep than before.

First, keep a regular sleep schedule. Go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. Try not to break this routine on weekends even if you are tired from your work and study. If you want to change your bedtime, make your body adjust to it by making a gradual change in time. Napping long time during the day can make it more difficult to sleep at night. If you feel like you have to take a nap, try to keep it less than 30 minutes. Or you can just close your eyes and relax in chair for a moment. This will help you get in a regular sleep rhythm.


Second, exercise regularly. You'll sleep well if you exercise every day. As the old saying that hunger is the best sauce, fatigue of body is the best source for a deep sleep. Also as exercise triggers an increase in body temperature, it could promote falling asleep. You don't have to do a lot of exercise. As little as 20 to 30 minutes of daily activity will show effect. Try a jogging, a bicycle ride, or even housework. Your sleep quality will improve.


Finally, turn off your smartphone. It's a common habit that sending a few text messages or checking Facebook one last time before we fall asleep. However, as much research have found, using your smartphone, tablet, or any other electronic device before going to bed can actually have a serious effect on your sleep. Rather, read a book or listen to a book on tape. Just as a bedtime story relaxes children, a calming book can have the same effect with grown-ups.


Most cases of insomnia can be cured with changes in your daily life style. Just relying on sleep specialists or sleeping pills will not guarantee your deep sleep. Well-planned strategies are essential to deep sleep in a long term point of view. The key, or secret, is trying as many things as possible. What works for someone may not work as well for others. It's important to find the good strategies that fit best to you.



  1. Sorry for missing my name and student number.
    This is 201102805 HanWook Lee/ How to overcome insomnia/Thusday56

  2. Hi I am your classmate Seohee, I really enjoyed your essay. In your thesis statement, ‘learning to change daily lifestyle and common habits’ has the main points of what you’re explaining on you essay. Your background information about how we feel when we have insomnia is an information that helped me to understand better your essay. I could find that every paragraph is mentioning every part of the processes and I think it is well organized because you go step by step how to overcome insomnia. Also every process has each detail very clear and your recommendation as a conclusion was a good ending for your essay. Thank you!!!