We help improve your quality of sleep by giving you:
- Reviews of products which can help you improve your quality of sleep
- Practical self-help advice with a detailed section on sleep hygiene
- The latest research, theories and news about sleep in our regular blog
- Information and facts about sleep
Do you need help with insomnia?
Like many people, you may be looking for ways to overcome insomnia naturally; wanting to know how to go to sleep instantly or stay asleep throughout the night.
Sleeping problems can often be treated effectively. Treatment may depend on which type of insomnia you have, which you can learn about in the insomnia section. Some types are more complicated to treat, and may require medical advice.
Insomnia is often a short-term problem though, which could be related to something that either you are doing to yourself, or is happening to you or in your surroundings. With some knowledge and determination, you may find that by making some changes in your life, you can deal with insomnia by yourself.
If you think you may have insomnia, or just have trouble sleeping from time to time and want to do something about it, then at No Sleepless Nights, we recommend the following:
Steps to take to overcome insomnia:
- If you have been having problems sleeping on many nights, and you live in a country where you can access healthcare easily, talk to a medical professional about it. The reason this is important is because insomnia is often a symptom of an underlying health condition.
- It is important to eliminate any underlying health condition first. Sometimes by treating the health condition, the sleeping problem becomes better also. A doctor is also the best person to recommend treatment for serious, long-term sleeping disorders. They may prescribe medication, counselling or self-help pathways.
- If you just have occasional periods of sleeping difficulty – a few days here and there, or just a night or two – then you may benefit from reading about sleep hygiene. This can be extremely effective in helping you deal with insomnia naturally because your lifestyle choices, habits and patterns can have a dramatic impact on your quality of sleep. Sleep hygiene is broken down into different categories, which you can access here.
- An over-active mind is often the cause of sleep problems. If you find your mind racing when you go to bed, you may find that this is what needs to be addressed. You can read the section on relaxation techniques to learn some of the ways you can calm that busy mind at night. Also useful is developing a relaxing bedtime ritual to help you unwind from a busy day.
- You may even find that your sleeping problems are not actually as bad for you as you think. For that reason, you may find it helpful to read the facts about sleep, such as how long we actually need to sleep for.
- Our blog has interesting and sometimes unexpected articles which you might find comforting – for example did you know that it may be normal to wake up in the middle of the night for an hour or two and then fall asleep again? If you sign up to follow the blog, you can be kept up to date with interesting new theories like that. You may just find that one day some new theory about sleep comes along that really helps you.
- Many people turn to sleeping pills and other herbal remedies. There is on-going debate about how effective herbal remedies actually are for insomnia, which you can read about here.
- More and more people self-prescribe sleeping pills. In a survey in England in 2012, it was shown that many people are doing this, and possibly risking their health. If you are considering buying sleeping pills instead of getting medical advice, then please read this article about sleeping pills before you do.
We understand how important good quality sleep is to you. It is important to us also! So we will try our best to bring you relevant, useful and practical advice about insomnia and sleep problems. We hope you enjoy browsing this website and that you take away at least one new piece of advice which helps you deal with insomnia or any other form of sleep problem.Author: Ethan Green