7 Expert Tips for Sleep Insomnia 63

7 Expert Tips for Sleep Insomnia

This is a guest post by Joe from Nootropic Nation. He has extensive knowledge of nootropics and also writes for several other supplement and brain enhancement websites.

You’ve had a long day. It is now the time for you to lie down on your bed and that is just what your body needs.

You badly need to sleep. Minutes passed by… 10… 30… It’s been an hour or two, and you’re still there lying on your bed, wide awake.

This is not the first time that’s happening to you. It happens almost every night, and it makes you feel drained the next day since you’ve got no sleep. You are suffering from sleep insomnia.

Read on and know more about this condition, its causes, and how it can be treated… and prevented.

Sleep Insomnia and Its Causes

Most of the time, people suffering from insomnia also have underlying conditions. It is mostly caused by stress, bad habits, and lack of sleep.

If the underlying cause is treated first, insomnia will then be cured, but there are also times when it would last for a long time. Here are some common causes of sleep insomnia:

1. Stress

Any concern that keeps your mind active even at night — work, finances, family, or health— would usually cause you to have difficulty in sleeping. Experiencing stressful live events and trauma — losing a loved one, job loss, or divorce— can also lead to insomnia.

2. Hectic Schedule

Your body’s internal clock aka circadian rhythm serves as the guide for your body’s metabolism, temperature, and sleep-wake cycle.

If the rhythm gets disrupted, it may lead to insomnia. Jet lag caused by traveling, staying up late for work, or changing shifts can disturb your body clock and may cause insomnia.

3. Poor Sleeping Habits

If you usually have an irregular sleeping schedule or are used to doing stimulating activities before bedtime, it can affect your sleep. Even an uncomfortable resting environment won’t do you good, as well as watching TV or using gadgets before sleep can disrupt your sleep cycle.

4. Eating a lot before bedtime

You can have some light snacks before bedtime, but it is not advisable to consume a lot of food. It will make you feel uncomfortable if you’re too full and lying down on the bed.

It might also lead to heartburn, which is the backflow of food and acid up into the oesophagus, which may ruin your sleep.

Sleep Disorders and Mental Health

Insomnia involves several mental conditions, and some of them include substance abuse, psychotic disorders, and anxiety. It has been observed that patients who frequently suffer from insomnia are more prone to experiencing episodes of mental illnesses, especially depression and anxiety disorders.

Insomnia is not just simply a symptom; at times it could also contribute to these mental problems.

Tips for Sleep Insomnia

  • Coffee may help you sleep better.

Many say coffee is a culprit for making it harder to sleep, but it can do you good, if and only if it is taken in moderation. It should also be done in the early hours of the day. It can help in setting your body rhythms.

  • Sleep during the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m..

These hours are known to be the time when regeneration is happening, so make sure you get some shut eye at or before 10 pm. Also, around 10 pm, melatonin levels naturally rise and affect your metabolism to rejuvenate everything in your body while you’re at rest.

  • Don’t use loud alarm clocks.

Opt for gentler alarms since waking up to loud sounds in the morning can be irritating, and that will affect your mood. It is also better to wake up gently than to rise all of a sudden just because of a pesky alarm clock.

Here are some more futuristic alarm clocks that might be the solution for you.

  • No to bright lights.

Dark bedrooms are better in putting you to sleep since it helps to maintain levels of melatonin. Avoid super bright lights in the room and opt for subtle and darker ones. You can also use blackout shades and eye masks.

  • Sleep naked.

Insomniacs were found to have warmer body temperature than normal, especially during bedtime. Sleeping naked can help your body reach the ideal temperature conducive for a good night’s sleep.

  • Move electrical devices from your bed.

Make sure you keep devices away from your bed and turn them off an hour or so before bedtime.

That way, you won’t be tempted to scroll idly through various social networking sites. You can replace your gadgets with books or a good talk with a loved one right before you go to sleep.

  • Join the early risers club.

Humans are obviously made to be awake at daytime and asleep at night. If you are nowhere near a ‘morning person’, then you can try to slowly change your sleep schedule and try hard not to hit the snooze button on your alarm.

Do you suffer from sleep insomnia? If so, what can you do today to deal with it?

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What the Richest People in the World Have in Common 6

What the Richest People in the World Have in Common

Getting rich is something everyone dreams about.

For those facing financial hardships, getting rich seems the only way out to tide over shortage of money. For the bourgeoisie – the working class – getting rich conjures up visions of stuff they want to buy for luxury or higher social status. Millionaires also wish to get rich: they want to become billionaires and enter Forbes List of the world’s wealthiest people.

Unless you inherit a fortune or get lucky at lottery or sweepstakes, getting rich can be quite tough.

Yet, there are countless rags-to-riches stories around the world. Enterprises such as Amazon, KFC, Facebook or SpaceX have become runaway successes within a short span. The reason: their founders have several things in common, which is rare among other people.

Here we look at various traits that the world’s richest and most successful entrepreneurs have in common.

The Common Traits of The World’s Richest People

The Common Traits of The World's Richest People

1. Serving People.

“If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it,” said John D. Rockefeller, who laid the foundation stone for America’s giant petroleum industry and his own enterprise, Standard Oil. The same adage holds good today.

Facebook, for example, was launched by Mark Zuckerberg and his roommate, Eduardo Saverin to allow Harvard University students to share profiles and pictures

There are countless such examples of ordinary people striking rich. However, they share one thing in common: serving people. The main objective of launching these enterprises was to make life easier or enjoyable for people rather than earning money.

2. Reading Books.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, celebrity TV show host Oprah Winfrey, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Berkshire-Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet and several other extremely rich people of the world have one more thing in common: they are avid readers.

Bill Gates reads at least 50 books every year – an average of nearly four and a half books per month.

Elon Musk owes his success at SpaceX, the project to open space tourism to his love for books and the knowledge he gained from them about rocketry. Oprah Winfrey attributes her success to dozens of books, including some 70 top titles she read on her way to success while Warren Buffet spends about 80 percent of his day reading books.

3. Long-Term Financial Strategies.

A report by CNBC states, all wealthy people depend upon long-term financial strategies rather than short-term gains. They utilized their earnings and savings to invest in safe stocks that would assure gains in the long run rather than indulging in risky trading that can offer high returns.

Such financial planning and decisions ensured they do not lose money. Further, they invested money in their enterprises without the hope of immediate returns.

These wealthy people first focused on building a brand, offering value for people to identify with the brand. And later, popularize the brand through word-of-mouth publicity, which is more effective than traditional advertising.

4. Never Say Die.

Yet another common character trait shared by the world’s richest people is, they are not quitters.

Like every other human on Earth, these wealthy folks also witnessed ups and downs in life. Some of these were so overwhelming most ordinary people would have called it quits and gone in search of easier ventures.

Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Bleckharczyk, founders of Airbnb, the world’s largest hotels and accommodations aggregator were plagued with financial problems.


Heavily encumbered with debts, bankruptcy was staring at these entrepreneurs in the very eye. Yet, they did not budge. They innovated their service that made Airbnb the world leader in its field today.

Another excellent example is Colonel Harland Sanders, whose recipe for fried chicken was rejected as many as 1,009 times before it was accepted. Col. Sanders is the founder of global chain Kentucky Fried Chicken or KFC.

5. Accepting Criticism.

Most people flee from criticism of any sort. Rather than learning from negative comments arising out of their behavior or work, they take umbrage rather quickly. Yet, they do not bother to amend their behavior or work pattern.

All wealthy people, however, are different. They are willing to be criticized for introducing new ideas or thoughts.

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, rightly says that those who will try and do something new must be willing to draw criticism.

Steve Jobs, founder, Apple, Inc. puts it in even stronger words: “If you want to make everyone happy, do not become a leader; sell ice cream instead.”

The success of Amazon and Apple proves their founders were right when it came to accepting criticism.

6. Out of The Box Thinking.

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Thinking outside of the ‘box’ or a typical mindset is often impossible for most people. Understandably, because everyone draws their mindset from factors and circumstances they are raised and educated in.

This mindset eventually becomes a formidable fetter for anyone wanting to become an entrepreneur. Generally, most people follow the flock and take professions they falsely believe as best suited for their skills. Others try to follow footsteps of their parents.

The wealthiest people in the world never followed flock or took lucrative professions of their parents.

Mark Zuckerberg’s father was a dentist and mom – a psychiatrist. Bill Gates’ dad was a banker father while his mother was a lawyer.

Despite coming from wealthy families, they chose to follow their passion rather than confine their thinking to the proverbial boxed mindset. Col. Sanders had lost his parents at a young age of six years and had to shoulder responsibilities of his siblings.

Other Examples of What The Wealthiest People Have in Common

As we can see, these qualities or personality traits are common to the world’s richest people. It sets them apart from others. Most of them launched small enterprises with the sole purpose of bettering the lives of people. Their products or services gained popularity because money was never their consideration. Widespread use of their technology, products, and services eventually led them to become wealthy.

These traits are not typical to the US or the western world, as one may mistakenly come to believe. A glance at some richest people in India and elsewhere also reveals, they share the same characteristics with their American counterparts. This amply proves that richest people around the world share something in common, regardless of where they live and flourish.

Another common trait that all rich people share in common is philanthropy.

Since childhood, they believe in giving back to the society and helping the underprivileged. They practiced charity when they were not so rich and continue to donate money for the betterment of the society even after becoming billionaires.

These richest people on the planet never waited to become wealthy. Instead, they were philanthropists since childhood – a trait most other people pathetically lack or try to foist upon themselves to gain popularity.

In Conclusion

It is not easy to become wealthy. Or everyone would become a millionaire. People who do make it to the top have a different way of thinking combined with an undying zest for learning new things and educating themselves.

They do not consider conventional learning at universities as the end of their education. Instead, they try and acquire new skills every day and find ways and means to become better humans rather than focusing on fattening their purses.

The world’s wealthiest people also share one common trait: they are not people pleasers, despite their generosity and willingness to serve the society. Because they know, trying to please everyone will get them nowhere and could mean possible failure.