Insomnia Relief – Diet – Diet is as important to having a balanced body as sleep is, and some of your problems could stem from your diet.
There are many conditions that can be almost completely resolved by changing your diet and what you eat.
With insomnia however, you’ll want to pay more attention to when you eat more than what you eat. Eating late at night before you go to bed triggers your body to “wake up” so that it can start burning the calories that you’ve taken in.
This causes your cortisol level to increase and takes your body out of the mode that it needs to be in to provide you with proper sleep.
The main thing you need to look out for with regards to what you eat would be caffeine. Caffeine as we all know is a stimulant. It keeps you awake and alert.
Obviously, you don’t want to drink coffee or soda before you go to bed as that will have the opposite effect from relaxing you and getting you ready for slumber.
Even if you stop drinking caffeinated drinks a couple of hours before you go to bed, but you have been drinking them all day, your body will still be wound up from all of the caffeine.
Caffeine isn’t necessarily bad, but like most things it needs to be in moderation. Cut down on it some and see if that helps.
Snoring is very annoying to those who are trying to sleep with a loud snorer, but can also be a significant contributor to your insomnia problem as well.
Many insomniacs have been surprised when they find out that it is their snoring that actually wakes them up.
This is tough to diagnose since you don’t even know that you’re doing it.
Many people are actually able to start themselves awake from their powerful snores. Once this is discovered, there are treatments that will make this much better.
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