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20 recipes for insomnia

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In our hectic times, few can boast of an impeccable dream, which is so important for well-being. Readers share their recipes for fighting insomnia.

“Which of us, trying to fall asleep on a sleepless night, did not turn the pillow over to touch a cool surface! This little detail told me how to sleep: you need to freeze properly before it. When it’s hot, it’s bad to sleep. Therefore, I open or walk for a while “she’s stripped across the room to freeze properly. Then – under a warm blanket. And you yourself won’t notice how you will fall asleep when warmed up.” Oksana Vasilchenko, Nizhny Novgorod

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“This technique helps to fall asleep: start remembering everything that happened during the day, in detail, in details. Moreover, select such a” section “of the day on which nothing unpleasant happened. “Try to imagine all these actions in your mind. This will distract you from the worries and anxieties that usually prevent you from falling asleep.” Zinaida Perepelkina, Arkhangelsk

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“If I was nervous at bedtime, and this, I know, always ends with insomnia, I don’t go to bed without 30 drops of tincture of motherwort or valerian. Sometimes I even do this: pour a bottle of tincture into a bucket of hot water and soar in it “It really helps to fall asleep quickly.” Anna Ladogina, Moscow

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“I am a” sleepless woman “with great experience, so I developed a whole system of measures against bad sleep. Although I go to bed at about twelve, at ten in the evening I turn off the phone and turn on the answering machine so that no news can disturb me before going to bed. I never look at crime releases or detectives at night. I have recordings of old comedies and melodramas that are well-known to me for this occasion. I’ll make sure to air the room for the night, turn on soft music. Before going to bed, take a warm bath and drink some soothing gathering or tea with honey. Usually, this is enough to fall asleep. But if I’m not so lucky and woke up in the middle of the night, I try to take a minimum of actions: by no means turn on the light, do not take up a book or do some business, but lie quietly, trying not to move or open her eyes. I always put a cup of water on the bedside table and put a valerian or sleeping pill so that I can reach out without turning on the light. Even if strong measures are not needed, it reassures the consciousness that everything is nearby and you can always use the medicine. “Valeria Starostina, Dmitrov

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“When I stop sleeping normally, I buy a subscription to the pool for the evening session. After swimming, I sleep well.” Alena Krasnova, Kiev

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“It helps very quickly to fall asleep in such a simple way: mix one tablespoon of Cahors with a tablespoon of honey and hold in your mouth without swallowing for as long as possible.” Larisa Pustyrnikova, Zheleznovodsk

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“I usually fall asleep lightly, but it often happens that I wake up in the middle of the night. This is especially unpleasant – even if you fall asleep in the morning, you still feel completely broken all day. Especially if you turn around without sleep for two hours. I don’t drink sleeping pills from the principle, therefore I’m inventing different ways to fall asleep. One of the most effective: you need to relax the muscles of the face as much as possible. Usually, waking up at inopportune times, we begin to sort out all our problems in the head, and our facial muscles tighten up, reflecting all these experiences. the forehead is closed, lips are squeezed, eyebrows are moved. To turn off emotions that prevent you from falling asleep, you need to relax your facial muscles. If you can’t do it with a strong-willed effort, imagine that you put a warm, damp towel on your face. Direct all your efforts at it. so that the muscles are relaxed all the time, and the cheeks as if “flowed” from the face. And you yourself will not notice how the dream comes. “Galina Razumenko, Astrakhan

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“I have periods when you can’t do without sleeping pills, especially since my doctor also recommends them. To prevent getting used to it, I do it as follows. I take pills at the prescribed dose for a week, then I start to halve it. For example, I’m taking a half-tablet instead of a whole. After a week – it’s a quarter. Then, instead of sleeping pills, I drink an increased dose of sedative tincture. After a while, I reduce this dose by half. And then I manage to fall asleep normally without the help of medications. ” Faina Yeletskaya, Chelyabinsk

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“My cat helps me to fall asleep and fight nightly waking up. When I go to bed, she jumps on my chest or settles in her legs and starts her cosy song. Usually, this is enough to quickly fall asleep. And if I woke up at night, Kuzya arranges real cat therapy: spreads his fluffy little body closer to the place that bothers, begins to purr and rub his head about me. What would I do without her! ” Anna Nesterova, Lodeynoye Pole

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“To take a good sleep, I take a great walk three hours before bedtime. You can also go for a run, but experimentally I found that running is more exciting. I try to walk three or four kilometres with a quick rhythmic step, taking a two-step breath, and exhale – by four. You need to go so fast that you sweat a little by the end of the walk. Then a warm shower – and go to bed. It helps to fight insomnia! ” Alla Dyakonova, Borisoglebsk

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“I often have periods of poor sleep, and I found that a room and a bed in which I couldn’t sleep for a long time became a source of irritation myself. Then I move to my father’s office on the sofa and pretend that I don’t I’m going to sleep, I’m just taking a nap. Sometimes it’s amazingly helping to kill a bad lane. ” Zoya Radunskaya, Perm

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“After my baby was born, I completely lost sleep. I got used to getting up to him at night and completely forgot how to sleep“ without fail. ”Then my grandmother advised me to take a good fee: take equal parts of hop cones, rosemary leaves, hypericum, leaves “lemon balm and valerian root, 2 tablespoons of this collection pour a glass of boiling water and leave for 15 minutes. Then strain and drink a little all day.” Svetlana Dobronravova, Uglich

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“I didn’t sleep because I often woke up at night. Then I realized that I wake up as soon as I start snoring. Then I began to train my muscles, clenching my pencil in my teeth. I changed my usual mattress to orthopaedic and got myself a low elastic pillow that fits under the neck and gives it the right position for the head. After that, sleep problems disappeared. Vasilisa Maryamova, Nikolaev

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“The best way to fight insomnia is to not fight it. If I woke up at night, I light a lamp by the bed and read or learn English words while lying down. I can get up and make tea, take a shower. In a word, I’m doing it’s like everything’s all right. And often it helps to fall asleep in an hour or two. And if you lie down and count how much time is left before you get up, you’ll certainly be ashamed and will not fall asleep. ” Nadezhda Lishchuk, Kharkov

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“In order to sleep better, I sewed myself a fragrant pillow, as my aunt advised me. I put the dried leaves of mint, lemon balm, lavender, valerian in a small linen bag. Before going to bed, I breathe the aroma of herbs and put a pillow next to me. It helps to sleep ” Daria Strelnikova, Yelets

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“On the table in front of the bed is the volume of Karamzin’s History of the Russian State. The great work serves me in a peculiar way: I just have to read two pages and the dream is falling. I haven’t gotten further than the Grand Duke Izyaslav.” Valentina Belova, Pochaev

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“Before going to bed, warm milk with honey is the only way for me to fall asleep. They say that you can get better, but it’s better to get better than to suffer from insomnia.” Elena Manaenko, Lviv

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“There was a time when I slept very badly, because I stayed up late for textbooks, then slept at once for several days. One smart doctor advised: go to bed at ten, get up at six and do not break this rule even on weekends. I did so. And the dream got better. True, on the weekend I allow myself to stay in bed for half an hour – an hour-long, but still, I do not sleep until noon, as before. This turned out to be easier than suffering from a bad dream. And when they switch the time to winter, I continue to follow my rule, taking into account the transfer of arrows, that is rientiruyus on natural biorhythms, and not artificial. ” Angelina Rozanova, Kostroma

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