Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. Insomnia includes difficulty falling asleep, sleeping, or falling asleep again after waking up early. It can be temporary or chronic. Almost everyone has occasional sleepless nights, perhaps due to stress, heartburn, or drinking too much caffeine or alcohol. Insomnia is a lack of sleep that can occur regularly or recur, often for no apparent reason.

Insomnia is an individual's experience of having poor quality sleep that includes one or more of the following problems: difficulty falling asleep, frequent waking during the night with difficulty falling asleep again, waking up too early in the morning, sleeping after which the person does not feel rested. Insomnia can be classified as transient (short-term), intermittent (occurs sometimes), and chronic (constant). Insomnia, which lasts from one night to several weeks, is transient. If episodes of transient insomnia occur from time to time, insomnia is called intermittent. Insomnia is considered chronic if it occurs most nights and lasts for a month or more.

Insomnia mainly occurs due to stress, mental tension, anxiety and various fears. Insomnia often accompanies the onset of depression, but can also be caused by Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, or digestive and breathing problems. Excessive consumption of coffee, tea, tobacco and even vitamin C can contribute to insomnia.


- Avoid heavy foods and drinks such as coffee and coca cola in the evening
- Ask your doctor or pharmacist if the medications you are taking are affecting your sleep
- Use sleeping aids only in extreme cases (after surgery or a serious illness) because taking such aids disrupts the normal sleep rhythm
- Don’t go to bed too soon or too late
- In the evening, while watching TV, control your consumption of various snacks
- Don't watch late horror movies or those that contain too much violence, but instead relax with an interesting book, music, games, yoga or meditation
- Take a bath or walk before bed
- Sleep on your back with your arms over your body and do not lie on your left side as this position affects your lungs to press on your heart
- Full breathing will help you fall asleep as well as autogenic training and similar methods
- An old home remedy for insomnia is a cup of warm milk with honey and a warm thermos if you have cold feet
- Drink teas made of valerian, hops, lavender flowers, lemon balm leaves, fennel, marjoram, linden flowers and chamomile to soothe you
- Put 20g of a mixture of orange, chamomile and lavender flowers and lemon balm, rose and hop leaves in the pillow
- Bath with the addition of lavender or sandalwood oil
- Take a shower with lukewarm water and massage the body with light circular motions
- Use latex mattresses that protect the spine in a way that adapts to body movements
- The mattress and bedding should be made of natural fibers because they absorb moisture best, and the bed should be all made of wood without metal parts
- The bedroom should be cool, and during the day it should be good illuminated and ventilated to ionize the air
- Do not keep electrical appliances in the bedroom as they create harmful electromagnetic fields


In case of chronic insomnia, obligatory go to visit a doctor.