For people who are suffering from anxiety or who have been in the anxiety circle before know that it is inevitable not to have insomnia during the anxiety period.
Anxiety as an illness comes with lots of physical symptoms and one of them is insomnia. So many people who have insomnia keep on denying the fact that they have a mental illness, though research has always shown insomnia to be connected to mental illnesses like anxiety and depression.
Before you learn how to overcome insomnia, you have to know what insomnia really is and the whole facts surrounding this disorder.
HOW ANXIETY CAUSES INSOMNIA.
You might be asking yourself how is my anxiety connected with insomnia? Well i have to tell you that they move hand in hand. Let’s assume you’re worrying of a certain situation that you think might occur in the future and because of these unstoppable worries you seem not to find sleep at night. The things that you keep on thinking or stressing about during the day, are the same thoughts that will come to your mind when trying to fall asleep.
If your trapped in the anxiety circle, you will definitely find difficulty in sleeping hence developing a sleeping disorder termed as insomnia.
HOW DOES IT FEEL WHEN YOU HAVE INSOMNIA.
When you fall asleep and you wake up after some hours you will feel refreshed and full of energy to start your day but if you haven’t slept well at night, your mornings or days can be horrible in many different ways.
The things that happen to you can include;
• Body fatigue.
•Low productivity in your daily activities.
• Lack of concentration.
• Body pains and much more.
As you see all those effects come when your not getting enough sleep. When a person is sleeping, alot happens in the body that is to say this is the time when most development or healing processes occur hence making it a very special daily activity interms of our health in general.
WHAT TO DO TO OVERCOME INSOMNIA WHEN YOU HAVE ANXIETY.
There is no such powerful tool like affirming to yourself by the use of powerful words that rewire your brain to a good positive mood. There are so many reasons why i like affirmations, one of them is that they keep you calm and less stressful. For example when you go to bed and try sleeping but you’re mind keeps on telling you that your not good enough, then you have to replace that with a powerful strong affirmation that goes like i know am good enough. I have tried it before and it works like a miracle pill.
NOTE DOWN POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE THOUGHTS. When you’re day comes to an end and you feel like sleeping but you spent the whole day stressing or worrying about stuff, get a piece of paper and write down firstly the negative thoughts and then lastly write the good things that come into your mind, then after you have written them down you will feel like a heavy burden has been lifted off your shoulder. Writing things that worry you is a powerful technique that most people ignore but it works like a charm.
BUILD POSITIVE IMAGINARY PICTURES IN YOUR MIND.
I know that when you have anxiety, you unable to think clearly and all that comes to your mind are the negative thoughts that cause you to worry and making you loose sleep. Every person has something nice they wish to have or a situation they want to be, so when you realize that the anxious thoughts have started popping into your head like oh my God these physical symptoms are coming back or am dying soon, just close your eyes and start imagining any beautiful pictures that you would like to see for example these might be your loved ones or fiancee or friends but the end result will be you feeling better and eventually getting that sleep.
KEEP YOUR BODY HYDRATED.
When we don’t have enough water in our bodies, it will make us restless because it will affect the elements that promote brain functioning. Keeping your body hydrated will help your overall health including solving the problem of insomnia. Drinking enough water daily will help us to stay focused during the day and rest well at night.
MAKE SURE YOUR SLEEPING COMFORTABLY.
When your trying to overcome insomnia, you have to look at the physical side of the situation, for example are you sleeping on the right mattress or covering yourself the right blanket. All these factors contribute on how well your sleeping at night. In one of my articles i discussed some weighted blankets that are really good for people with insomnia. You have to really check out how you’re sleeping and the items you are using to capture that sleep.
AVOID USING ELECTRONICS DURING BED TIME HOURS.
I know we all love watching late movies, being on our phones and tablets but not knowing these gadgets do make us fail to sleep at night. The time you spent anticipating or waiting for an email or be it trying to win a certain game, this period is enough for your body to fall into a flight or fight response hence finding it difficult to sleep.
Frequent use of electronics also interfere with melatonin a hormone that regulates sleep or wake cycles. In order for you to sleep at night, you have to discipline yourself when it comes to using these electronics.
TAKING SOME HERBAL TEA
I know so many people who have solved their insomnia problem by just taking one cup of green tea or any herbal tea before bed time. These teas are very useful since most of them have ingredients that contain that tranquilizer effect which can relax your mind.
AVOID EATING CLOSE TO BED TIME HOURS.
It is always hard to fall asleep on a full stomach especially when you have anxiety which causes you to have insomnia. Research has shown it that eating food or snacking late in the night will keep you awake the entire night.
Note; Insomnia is am illness that can be solved if you work on yourself and change what is supposed to be changed.
I would say that people have resorted to taking pills as away of getting sleep which i oppose because of the negative effects that come with drugging themselves.
Anyone can overcome insomnia by using the natural tips that i have listed above.