Insomnia is far from uncommon -- and the consequences can be downright dire. Not only does it affect work performance, it also brings out the irritation in people.
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), about a third of people (30 to 35 percent) experience brief periods of insomnia. And nearly a fifth of people (15 to 20 percent) experience short-term insomnia, which occurs for less than three months. Further, a tenth of people experience chronic insomnia consisting of a loss of sleep three or more times a week for three months or more.
The good news is that there are natural, time-tested remedies that can conquer this common health issue and bring on sweet dreams. Here are five natural ways to deal with insomnia tonight.
1. Same Time, Same Place
In many cases, insomnia can be caused by poor habits surrounding sleep. This is what experts refer to as sleep hygiene.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, “sleep hygiene is a variety of different practices that are necessary to have normal, quality nighttime sleep and full daytime alertness.”