The simple insomnia treatment at home.
Insomnia is a serious threat to your sleep routine and health in general. People with this condition suffer from sleep deprivation. And sleep deprivation will cause several mental issues including but not limited to cognitive problems.
If you suffer from insomnia, you may have tried many available treatments. Unfortunately, not all of the commercial treatments work. More often than not, those so-called cures do not really deliver what the advertisements promise.
What can you do? Well, there are several alternatives though. Let’s talk about one of the things you can do to somehow alleviate your problem.
Treating insomnia may involve understanding the very nature of this condition. Few people know the different factors that contribute to this problem.
One of the factors is the light coming from your cell phone. Yes, that’s right. The light coming from your gadgets greatly affect your sleep routine.
In fact, one study found that the greenish-blue color from your gadget screens could sabotage your sleep schedule.
So limiting your cell phone use is a simple insomnia treatment at home.
People who are exposed to cyan (greenish-blue color) have a lower level of melatonin. Melatonin is a sleep hormone that initiates sleepy feeling.
The lower level of melatonin often results in wakefulness. Thus, people who are exposed to cyan have difficulties in gaining sleep.
One of the authors of the study, Professor Rob Lucas concluded:
“This outcome is exciting because it tells us that regulating exposure to cyan light can influence how sleepy we feel.”
Minimizing the use of your gadgets will greatly help you improve your sleep. This does not mean you should stop your screen engagement. You only need to regulate it.
An hour or two before bed, make sure that you already kept your gadgets away from your reach.
Some studies reveal that exposing yourself to screen light before bed will distract your sleep later. The same reason was found – the light coming from the screen boosts wakefulness.
Limiting your screen time may be a simple insomnia treatment at home. But I cannot promise your problem will totally vanish.
However, I do believe that this simple way will greatly help you in gaining enough sleep and good health.
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.