A lot of us tend to take sleep for granted until we develop a sleeping problem. For example, there are those of us who are certified workaholics. We are so focused on completing our office tasks that we sometimes go overboard with them. We keep on doing overtime work in anticipation of the larger overtime pay. Of course, there are some who can not help but work extended hours due to the nature of their jobs. Examples would be those who are professional nurses, call center agents, and security officers. But regardless of the nature of the job, we should still value our resting hours.
Oftentimes, our body clock just adjusts to our regular waking and sleeping patterns. However, when it gets disrupted, it can lead to some problems later on. For example, you are used to sleeping at ten o'clock in the evening and waking up at six in the morning. But let's say that the night before, you were so stressed out at work that you could not sleep properly. It's okay if it's just a one-time thing, but what if it happens the next day again and so on? This can lead to the development of sleeping disorders like insomnia. It's not a condition to be desired.
Insomnia is one of the most common problems with people from North America and Europe. Some may just get over it after a while, but others are not so lucky. They can go on for weeks and months with only a few days of decent sleep. This is quite dangerous, health-wise. Insomnia can have a significant impact on your health, especially if you let it linger for a long time. You will not be able to perform your regular tasks the following day. Worse, you lose focus and concentration and develop slower reflexes. These can really be risky, so you should do something about it.
There are some simple but effective tips to cure mild to moderate cases of insomnia. The first is to take a warm shower before bedtime. This is highly recommended especially if you're stressed out. If you do not like showers, then move on to the second tip which is to relax in the tub filled with warm water. Also add some aromatherapy candles like lavender or jasmine. These will relax you and help induce drowsiness. Third, do not drink anything with caffeine content and avoid alcohol. Alcohol may put you to sleep but you'll have horrible hangovers the next day. Lastly, take melatonin supplement if needed. Just remember to consult your doctor about it first.