Contributed by Nicholine Akou

Researches have shown that so many people suffer from insomnia daily. Insomnia is when you have difficulties falling asleep or you don’t stay long in sleep. With regards to this, fatigue, low energy, mood disturbances and poor performance are likely to occur during the day. It is important to deal with it once you start experiencing it because it might lead you into depression. Below are some easy ways to deal with insomnia.

Sleep in a cold room:

It is necessary for you to sleep in a cold room without bright lights. For this will help you sleep properly especially after taking a cold bath. This should be an evening routine so that it becomes a reflex action.

Abstain from too much caffeine:

It is advisable to take little caffeine (coffee, Coca-Cola) in the morning and you shouldn’t take after 2pm for it will avert you from sleeping at night since caffeine is meant to keep you energetic and active.

Exercise during the day:

Exerciseraises your body temperature to be eminent for about 4-5 hours, which probably hinders sleep.  So do exercise five hours before your sleeping time so that when your body begins to cold down, you will eventually start feeling sleepy.


You can turn on low music or any other thing that will distract you from external noise for this will help you to quickly fall asleep. Soft and slow music will keep your body calm and relaxed.

Regulate evening meals:

Make sure you don’t eat heavy meals close to sleeping time. It is preferable to eat fruits, vegetables and even a cup of tea. For this will enable you to sleep well rather than experience stomach pains due to too much food as it won’t have enough time to digest.

However, people have different systems so in case none of the above points works for you, I will advise you to see your doctor. For healthy sleep is a guarantee for good health and achievements.
                                                                                   Edited by Emiliene Alemkeng