To Sleep – Perchance to Dream?

When insomnia becomes chronic, you might actually believe you've checked into the Motel Insomnia. How do you check out?
When insomnia becomes chronic, you might actually believe you’ve checked into the Motel Insomnia. How do you check out?
We’ve been discussing sleep and insomnia for a few weeks now. I gave you some suggestions for when you were in the throes of insomnia. Then last week I had tips for preventing insomnia. But what happens when insomnia becomes chronic? Chronic insomnia can lead to other health issues as well as increase stress just from having to deal with it. We all need sleep.

It can be difficult to solve, but there are a number of suggestions that may help you with chronic insomnia.

What can you do when your insomnia becomes chronic? Here's some tips for you.
What can you do when your insomnia becomes chronic? Here’s some tips for you.

Suggestions for Coping With Chronic Insomnia

Suggestions are listed below, in alphabetical order.

  • Acupuncture/Acupressure
  • Check any prescription or over the counter mdications as some of these can impact your sleep.
  • Keep a journal of what you eat at night (or even all day) – on good & bad nights. Look for patterns.
  • Lose weight. Being overweight increases your sleep apnea risk; which prevents restful sleep.
  • Have a Massage.
  • Try Meditation.
  • Try a Melatonin supplement.
Have you had to deal with chronic insomnia? Did you find help?

Pleasant dreams!

Motel Insomnia Photo Courtesy mic000 via Flickr
Insomnia Photo Courtesy David van der Mark via Flickr

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