Everyone has had at least one night where we see the clock change every hour – sometimes even making it until the early morning hours before falling asleep if at all. Insomnia usually comes when we are stressed or anxious about what’s going on in our lives. The traditional answer to insomnia is a sleeping pill but the problem can be addiction or building up a tolerance to the pill over time not to mention the short-term effects of drowsiness during the day, confusion and lack of clarity. Before you turn to a sleeping pill answer, try these tips for breaking the insomnia grip:

  • Our bodies are naturally set to wake up at 5:00 am so therefore going to bed early can help our bodies rise with the sun and help get you on an even routine of being sleepy at bedtime.
  • Have a routine at bedtime just like you have for your children. Include things that will help you unwind, especially if you’ve had a particularly hard day. Try reading, writing, drinking a cup of herbal tea or even soaking in a warm bath.
  • Have a regular exercising routine that you do at some point during the day. This will help improve the quality of your sleep patterns by relaxing your muscles and helping to induce a feeling of drowsiness. Yoga is a great cure for insomnia as a matter of fact.