5 Strange Insomnia Cures
Struggling to get to sleep each night? Lying awake through the night and watching the sun come up might sound romantic, but night after night it’s no fun. It’s actually bad for your health, leaves you short tempered and lacking in concentration. Apart from the regular sleep remedies like herbal supplements and a warm milky drink, try a couple of the more strange ideas to get you sleeping like a baby.
Sing yourself a lullaby.
Whether it’s the embarrassment of singing out loud that lulls you into a sleep of shame, or the distant memories of being sung to as a baby, it’s said to work like a charm.
Place a small weight on top of your body.
Don’t go to extremes though, you’re not going to win a prize for carrying the most weight, but it is believed that placing a small weight on top of your body will encourages the production of serotonin, a hormone that makes you sleepy.
Curl & uncurl your toes.
Curling, clenching and uncurling your toes is believed to work along the lines of a relaxation exercise, draining the stress from your body.
Tune into your brain music.
What is brain music? Apparently every human brain creates its own internal music and when this is recorded and played back to you sleep comes easily, so easily in fact that it cured the insomnia of 85% of volunteers in the study.
Walk around the bed and get back in.
It seems the brain isn’t as clever at it thinks it is. The simple act of getting out of one side of the bed, walking round and getting back in from the other side fools the brain into thinking you are going to bed for the first time and are ready for sleep.