I’ve had an interesting relationship with sleep my entire life. At one point I wondered if I would ever experience solid sleep in my lifetime. Finally, after thirty years I’m starting to get it right. Because I wish everyone a good night’s sleep, I’m sharing what worked for me.
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14 thoughts on “Getting Rid of Insomnia Naturally – My Personal Experience”
So interesting. My son has the “syndrome formerly known as Asperger’s,” too, and sleep has always been a challenge and an issue.
As it is for many neurodivergent people.
wow! this is wonderful! never thought about the blue light – I just try to keep my room super dark. the not eating & not having caffeine, before sleep are great too. also, I try not to do work or watch news right before sleep. best to think of calm things …
Thank you! Warm red lights are nice before bed. (Our home is full of them) I agree with avoiding news and TV before bed. I try to do relaxing activities – like reading.
Those blue lights ALSO give me migraines – so I have put a LOT of thought on those.
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Wooow,such an informative post
i have great difficutly getting to sleep but also bi g struggel to get up love the i have heard before about the blue light !!!
Hope it helps!
This is so nicely expressed. Being an insomniac myself, I could relate to it so well 🙂
I am also suffering from insomnia and I take sleeping pills. Anand Bose from Kerala
I can’t agree more with your thoughts about blue light and restlessness. Here’s a great article explaining the science behind over stimulation of the brain by blue light in electronic devises from Scientific American https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/q-a-why-is-blue-light-before-bedtime-bad-for-sleep/ And a piece from the Huffington Post, though not scientific about WiFi and restlessness http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lara-m-gardner/insomnia-tips_b_3927072.html. We turn our WiFi off at night and that has helped a lot with my brain buzz. Informed by science, cooked by you.
These are great, thank you!