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7 Ingenious Ways to Slay Insomnia

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There are a million reasons why we struggle to switch off and fall asleep some nights, but ongoing insomnia can seriously impact your health and day-to-day life. Prescription meds can be a short-term solution, but often insomnia comes back with a vengeance as soon as you stop taking sleep-inducing medication which can create a vicious cycle. Here are a few ways to slay sleeplessness once and for all.

7 Ingenious Ways to Slay Insomnia

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#1. Adopt a sleep routine.

Wind down at the same time every evening so that your body and mind start preparing for sleep. A luxurious bubble bath with Epsom Salts and scented candles is a traditionally indulgent way to kickstart your evening sleep routine.

#2. Cut out the caffeine.

Don't panic coffee lovers - you can still grab your morning caffeine fix, but absolutely no caffeine after 1 PM. There are so many amazing herbal tea remedies available which help induce sleep naturally. Yogi tea has an unbelievable selection, including Kava, Comforting Chamomile, and Relaxed Mind.

#3. Eat early.

Eating late at night can keep us awake as our body digest those late night snacks. Try and eat dinner by 9 PM and avoid snacking afterward.

#4. Distract your mind.

On those awful evenings where your inability to fall asleep has you on the brink of an emotional meltdown, get up! Phone, laptop, TV, and iPad screens stimulate the brain. Read a book until you feel those tell-tale signs that you're ready to drift off to sleep.

#5. Get healthy.

A diet high in sugar or salt can interrupt hibernation patterns. Stick to a healthy diet, and adopt early morning or post-work gym time to burn energy. Hard exercise before bed is an absolute no-no - why not try guided sleep-inducing yoga tutorials?

#6. Meditate.

Overthinking is one of the most common culprits when it comes to sleepless nights. Meditating before bed can help calm your mind and body, allowing you to switch off and empty your mind long enough for you to drift into a deep sleep.

#7. Hot tub time.

Sitting in a hot tub can help relax your muscles. After you rinse off and climb into bed, read a book rather than watching a movie.