A Look at Sleep Apnea
Most people put up with the occasional bad night’s sleep without any ill effects, but if poor sleep goes on for several weeks, you may start to worry about whether it is having an adverse effect on your health and well being. The anxiety of being unable to sleep can make you even more prone to insomnia, so you become caught up in a vicious circle. Researchers are yet to decipher as to what makes us sleep. However, some ‘sleep regions’ have been detected in the brain which perform the function of biological timer, regulating the period of relaxation and alertness.
If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, there are some natural sleep apnea treatments that may help you overcome your problem instead of resorting to drugs and sedatives. First and foremost, keep your worries and problems out of your bedroom. Do make the hours before going to bed as relaxing as possible to keep your mind off the day’s problems and worries. Have a soothing warm bath, listen to good music or read a light book. You may of course, make a list of your nagging worries in case they are keeping you awake, in order to deal with them later. Do not keep the list close to you while sleeping. Learn to relax in bed. Imagine doing something restful like sunbathing on a beautiful beach. Try to relax all your muscles starting from the head and ending at the toes. It is important to your overall health and well being to get up at your normal time the next day and remember not to sleep during the afternoons.
Avoid drinking and smoking heavily and stay away from tea and coffee before hitting the pillow. Also, refrain from having heavy meals just before going to bed. Do not attempt any serious work like extensive debates or arguments before sleeping. You will tend to carry them with you while sleeping. Avoid late night exercises as they can keep you awake. Avoid staring at the clock while going to sleep. In case you do not get sleep, get up and do some light reading so that you can go to sleep again.
Sometimes, a harmless snack like an oatmeal biscuit may enable you to go to sleep. Your night meals should be light and yet nourishing to aid your sleeping pattern. Once you have tried all the above mentioned measures, there is no reason why you should not be able to get a good night’s sleep.