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How to tackle insomnia

by Natasha Whiting |

How to tackle insomnia

Insomnia can be a difficult beast to tackle, especially because the root of it is often undetermined. It is frequently due to stress or other mental health conditions, but can also be due to external factors. Here are some tips for getting a good night's sleep.

Stop screen time a few hours before bed

Before you go to bed, try to wind down with a relaxing book or a meditation, rather than watching TV or browsing your phone. Screens emit blue light which causes us to stay awake - so the worst thing that you can do for insomnia is to be looking at your phone!

Try sleep talk downs or white noise

There are plenty of sleep talk downs available on YouTube, which are meditations (around an hour long) that are designed to send the reader to sleep. This may be especially useful if you live in a noisy house or apartment. You could also try white noise - you could listen to relaxing sounds like the sea or natural forest noises.

Don't drink too much close to bedtime

Hydration is important, but drinking too much water close to bedtime can mean bad news. If you keep needing to get up to go to the toilet, you may be woken up further and subsequently, this can cause insomnia.

Try to drink more earlier on in the day, and less in the evening. If you make sure that you are hydrated by the evening, you can probably avoid water and other drinks completely from 1-2 hours before bedtime.

Take a collagen supplement

There are so many health benefits of taking marine collagen, and helping to tackle insomnia may be just one. Collagen is naturally made in the body and promotes good sleep by helping to produce sleep hormones. Our collagen production naturally decreases as we get older so if you take a collagen supplement, such as Kollo, sleep may come easier to you.

There are plenty of other benefits of taking collagen. It can help with wrinkles, cellulite, and weight loss, and Kollo has other vitamins like B12 and C, as well as essential amino acids, too.