How to Fix 5+ Most Common Sleep Problems

How to Fix 5+ Most Common Sleep Problems

A good night’s sleep is important to give an energetic head start the following morning. However, not everyone can sleep once they rest their head on a pillow. People with multiple sleep disorders have it come the worst way! Not just that, the disorders might stretch up to an extent that even the thought of hitting the sack triggers anxiety within.
Many children between the age group of 5 to 10 years fear to sleep alone as they are scared of extremely vivid nightmares. However, if the problem persists even in your teenage years, you have got to help yourself bring the much-needed change in your sleeping routine.

How to Fix Most Common Sleep Problems

Another common sleeping disorder is sleepwalking which makes things even worse as you can literally do anything in your sleep or move anywhere and the biggest crap is, you wouldn’t know a single thing in the morning that you did all night.

Common Sleep Problems

Sleep Paralysis

Sleep Paralysis is scary as one finds it difficult to even move slightly during the transition from sleeping to waking up or vice versa. At times, when you are highly stressed out, you might feel the inability to move during the transition. However, many people associate sleep paralysis with some sort of paranormal activity. A spiritual practice might help you deal with sleep paralysis in a much better way. Also, if the problem persists, you are required to consult a doctor immediately.

When you Can’t Fall Asleep

When you feel restless and unable to move in the bed at night, don’t give up and drink caffeine-centric drinks. Honestly, caffeine makes things worse than you can imagine. Instead, go with a relaxing peppermint tea and it should do the trick.
Another important point is to realize how important is exercising! Exhausting yourself is important to gain a quick sleep for which you need to work out a little. The best time to hit the gym is in the morning while keeping your diet in sync with the workout routine throughout the day.


Sometimes, your head is not resting at the correct level which causes difficulty in breathing and as a result, you snore while sleeping. To fix this, get yourself a comfortable pillow and let your head be elevated at least 4 inches above the rest of your body. Another thing that you can try is to sleep on your side instead of resting your entire body on your back.
If the problem persists, get yourself an air humidifier since dry air can irritate the membranes in your nose. Optionally, there are anti-snoring mouth appliances available that can seriously help you out with this.


On average, it takes about 25 minutes for a person to fall back asleep after they hit the sack. However, to some people, this span might stretch to 2-3 hours or even endlessly which is often known as Insomnia.  To treat insomnia, one needs to adapt to a fixed and balanced lifestyle and wake up at a certain fixed time.
The best home remedy that works for Insomnia is “Mindfulness Meditation”. No matter how difficult it seems at first, just sit, relax, and give your mind a break from the toxic lifestyle around. If the problem persists, therapeutic massage using a mix of cold-pressed essential oils can make a difference.

Neck Pain

When you sleep in an incorrect posture, you get this blinding pain in your neck because of which it gets impossible for you to move. Comfortable neck pillows can fix dull neck aching but if it’s a chronic pain; you might need to consult a specialist as soon as possible. Neck pain builds up due to retention of lactic acid within the area which can be fixed with an ice-cold pack treatment over the affected area. Taking an Epsom salt bath just before hitting the bed also works well since it reduces the muscle tension and gives you immediate pain relief.

Jet Lag

Rapid transitioning or traveling in different time zone causes you a temporary uneasiness and inability to sleep which is commonly known as Jetlag. The sleeplessness is often accompanied by nausea, fatigue, and other sorts of discomforting symptoms as well.
There is no need to worry when you are dealing with Jetlag since it is temporary. However, are some ways with which you can minimize the effects -

• Practice light therapy; get exposed to natural sunlight for a while (for a westward flight). However, if you are flying to the east, you need to avoid as much light exposure as you can.

Stay hydrated and avoid intake of caffeine or alcohol for at least 24 hours after you land.

• Take a long, hot, and relaxing bath before hitting the bed. 

• Eat light and avoid any sort of greasy meal during the daytime.

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