According to a study in the US, people who suffer from insomnia 90% of them watched television 1 hour before they go to bed, 33% were sitting in front of a computer and 43% have been cleaning throughout the house.

It’s a fact that not enough sleep can have serious repercussions to our health. It shall compromise our metabolism, appetite, affect our mood, concentration, memory and so on. Certain doctors have found correlation between insomnia and high blood pressure or increased amount of stress. In the past couple of years, 2 studies show sleeping less than 6 hours a day or more than 9 hours doubles the risk of death.

If you fall under these 2 categories, meaning either you sleep too little or too much, you should take into consideration the following advice.

What to do?

You should really turn your room into a “heaven”. Write all your worries onto a piece of paper and leave them for in the morning. Before going to bed avoid consuming coffee or any other kind of stimulant. You shouldn’t clean up around the house too. Try to go to bed every evening in the same hour. This will help build your rhythm and get into the habit.

How to deal with insomnia in the winter days?

Don’t eat too much before going to bed. If you are hungry try to ingest proteins rather than carbohydrates. Keep the room temperature between 16 and 18 degrees. This is the perfect temperature for good night sleep.

Sleep in the dark, as this is one of the most important advice you can get. Given that light is a very powerful force, it can disrupt you sleep and wake up your brain long before your alarm.  It is advisable to remove all the digital equipment which has any form of light on it. Complete darkness should really help you with your sleep.

Sleep between 6 and 9 hours a day and leave your troubles behind at least for the night. There is time and place for them.