FEB 24, 2019 9:10 AM PST

How to fix your insomnia

Do you suffer from insomnia? Well, you're not alone - one in four Americans develop insomnia every year, and while it doesn't usually result from a medical condition, it certainly can affect your health! Insomnia is usually a symptom that presents itself when you are experiencing some form of stress in your life, but it can also result from lack of exercise, excess alcohol, watching television, and yes, playing on your phone before bed. But once you're laying there with your eyes still painfully open at two in the morning, how do you get over insomnia without sleeping pills?

One trick is to keep your daytime habits routine. That means getting up and going to bed at approximately the same time every day so that your body gets accustomed to following a specific cycle. That cycle should also include getting enough exercise - but try to do so during the daylight hours so that your body doesn't get too amped up before bed. Another trick is to keep your bedroom just for sleeping - don't bring your computer into bed and make sure that when you're in your bed, it's because you're about to go to sleep. Want to learn more tricks to get over that insomnia? Watch the video to find out more!

About the Author
BA Environmental Studies
Kathryn is a curious world-traveller interested in the intersection between nature, culture, history, and people. She has worked for environmental education non-profits and is a Spanish/English interpreter.
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