What is insomnia?Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you spend a night without sleep. Conditions can be acute (in which you are only affected for a short period of time) or chronic, which last a long time, with the latter being slightly more serious. There are also different types of insomnia: primary and secondary.
Primary insomnia:It means that insomnia is not associated with other health problems or illnesses.
Causes of primary insomnia may include: stress due to work or other major life changes, disturbances in your hearing or if there have been changes in your sleep schedule, such as jetlag.
Secondary insomnia:In this type of insomnia, the person has difficulty sleeping due to health problems such as asthma or depression; pain; medication or substances such as alcohol. Additionally, changes in the body, such as menopause, can cause insomnia.
In this case, the causes of insomnia may be due to mental health problems, certain medications, pain or other sleep problems.
Although the most obvious indicator of insomnia is not being able to fall asleep, there are other symptoms that will help you determine whether or not you suffer from insomnia. Some of the other symptoms of insomnia include:
- Feeling drowsy or fatigued during the day
- Irritability, depression or anxiety
- Inability to concentrate or focus
- Worry or anxiety
How to treat insomnia?
There are several ways to treat insomnia, ranging from counseling, cognitive-behavioral treatment or even medication. Although these are very effective methods for dealing with insomnia, there are some natural ways to sleep that are very easy and can help you manage it.
Good sleeping habitsTry to keep a regular bedtime and wake-up time. A schedule helps you create a habit, which will help combat sleep disorders.
Reduce screen timeOne of the biggest culprits of insomnia are laptops and smart phones. While they're great during the day because they keep us connected, they also make it difficult to disconnect at night. Avoid using any digital devices at least 45 minutes before bedtime.
Diet plays a vital role in everything you do, and it can have a major effect on your sleep. Avoid going to bed hungry as you are guaranteed to wake up in the middle of the night hungry, but that being said, finish eating at least 2 to 3 hours before bed. Also, limit your caffeine and alcohol intake. If you are an avid coffee drinker, try to have your last cup around 4 pm.
You can also use some calming and sleep-inducing products to help you fall asleep better. Try some of our treatments from Spa Ceylon's SLEEP INTENSE range, which will make you feel instantly relaxed and set the stage for a good night's sleep.
Spa Ceylon Natural Products to combat insomnia:
Sleep Intense Balm
A comforting blend of Ayurvedic herbs and potent essential oils that have a calming and relaxing effect. This balm naturally soothes and soothes the mind, body and soul - perfect for helping you gently unwind after a long day. All you need to do is apply the balm thinly to your temples, behind your ears, the back of your neck and the inside of your wrists; inhale gently and relax. For best effect, use this balm immediately before falling asleep for maximum relaxation.
Sleep Intense Massage Serum
This intense pacifying serum has a strong concentrate of wonderful Ayurvedic herbs and a blend of essential oils that help provide a dreamlike restful sleep. Enriched with the finest oriental lavender, which soothes the senses, and Ylang Ylang, which calms the mind, it also contains other completely natural ingredients, such as sweet almond and wheat germ, which improve overall skin health. This serum is not only a great treatment for good sleep, but also for skin health.
Sleep Intense Body Cream
Our Body Cream is like a magical formula that will gently lull you to sleep. Combined with Lavender, which instantly relaxes, and Orange, which helps balance the chakras, this is the perfect way to prepare for a blissful night's sleep. Sleep also greatly benefits overall skin health, which is why this elixir also contains Rice Bran, Soy, Olive and Honey, which help to soothe and protect the skin against dryness.
Sleep IntenseA bath is one of the best ways to avoid insomnia, as it is a comforting moment. Apply the Shower Gel to your skin to relax and soothe your body, followed by the Body Cream. This product is enriched with Neroli Flower and Lavender, which help eliminate stress and prepare you for sleep.
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