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Overcoming Insomnia Beat This Gremlin Now With Our 4 Best Remedies

Overcoming Insomnia? Beat This Gremlin (Now) With Our 4 Best Remedies

When you’re on the mission of overcoming insomnia, you’ll need our best help and advice. Try these when even the fluffiest of pillows isn’t helping at all!

Overcoming insomnia can feel helpless, so we’re busting out our best advice for you!

Suffering through a string of sleepless nights? We’ve all been there, and some of us at MOBILESTYLES have been to hell and back trying and testing a few remedies that we guarantee work well. The following are a compilation of 4 overcoming insomnia remedies that have all helped in finally catching the sleep fairy.

Dig into our 4 remedies that will have you reaching great shut-eye at night.

Tip #1: Read a boring book

On the nights when your mind is still hooked on thinking, it’s wise to feed it with material that is boring, sedate, and lengthy so the mind gets what it wants: light mental activity that goes on for a prolonged period, but of the kind that — slowly and surely — has you feeling drowsier the more boring the text is. When you engage in mental activity that requires an elevated level of concentration, such as finding a solution to a problem, or recalling incidents in utmost clarity, your brain gets more active, ergo making it less likely you’ll get some decent shut-eye.

Low-concentration reading tasks slowly turn your brain off, with the words you read lulling your brain to sleep. And nothing will make your eyes heavy faster than a boring book. FYI: Stick to bound paper books when you’re battling sleeplessness, rather than your tablet or smartphone. The blue light emitted from the screens of most electronics stimulates your brain too much.

You can find a list of popular, sleep-inducing titles here.


Tip #2: Eat in the middle of the night

Eating a meal in the middle of the night when the insomnia gremlin is visiting can help trigger drowsiness. There’s just something about your digestive system being in full, operational mode that has your brain feeling sleepier. Just think about how tired you used to be after lunchtime in grade school. Indeed, the hispanic “siesta” is all about embracing the concept of a post-meal nap as the best way to resolve the natural wave of sleepiness your body feels after consuming a sizable meal.

As people fight sleeplessness, they don’t think to just get up, go to the kitchen, and eat. It’s a good policy to feed your brain and body anyway, even if you end up not catching any ZZZs. The additional nourishment will make your body relax more as it taps into replenished stores of nutrients that do things like better unlocking taut muscles and placing your brain in a better wakeful/drowsy state than if you hadn’t eaten anything at all.


Tip #3: Use a hot water bottle or electric blanket

On the matter of relaxing tight muscles that help keep you up at night, employing a hot water bottle or an electric blanket can do a lot to relax your muscles and warm the body so you find sedative relief. Often, stress naturally induces your body to be in a hyper-active state — the kind that has you trapped in primordial “fight-or-flight” mode, which is the source of muscle tautness and a racing mind.

By strategically using your electric blanket or hot water blanket to address your most “stress-locked” muscles — such as the upper back area and shoulders — you‘ll find the heat treatment to ease your body into a greater state of calmness, which better invites sleep. During the spring or summer when the two heating products are just too hot, take a long, hot bath or shower an hour before bedtime. Heat applied to the body is a terrific way to unwind those muscles!


Tip #4: Avoid consuming sugar

While admittedly delicious, sugar does not directly benefit the body. Quite on the contrary, it stimulates the body in adverse ways and has you tapping into ample energy reservoirs just one hour after you’ve ingested a sugary food that has you on an artificial “high.” Processed food items like candy, chocolate, soda pop, maple sugar, cookies, and desserts should be avoided at all costs before bedtime (and might even be better off shelved permanently, as sugar granules are known to cause brain inflammation at any age, dementia in the late stages of life, and a fatter, unhealthier body, among other health problems).

Believe us when we say that we would love for you to get a restful night’s sleep, any day, every day. The above overcoming insomnia solutions should help you rest in bed, at a minimum, or outright snore, at a maximum.

Don’t settle for counting sheep ever again! Find more solid, practical advice like the above when you book a trusted PRO on the MOBILESTYLES App or visit! We’re your trusted resource for any and every topic connected to health, beauty, and self-improvement.


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