Nothing is worse than feeling dead tired and not being able to get to sleep. There are lots of reasons for sleep problems. Ideally the first thing you should do is have a medical examination to ensure there are no medical reasons behind your sleeplessness. If at all possible do not use medication for your sleep problem unless you health care provider insists upon it. A lot of these medications can make you dependent on them so you will never be able to sleep without them. However if your lack of sleep is harming your physically then your Doctor may order something temporarily. You may also want to consider alternative medicine solutions as well.
The following is an excerpt from an article that gives some great suggestions for different methods for falling asleep. In addition to this you may want to read some of the articles at meditationforbeginnersx.com and try the technique mentioned there.
“How to Fall Asleep Instantly
Sleeping problems is among the most common of contemporary healthcare issues.
It seems that nearly everybody, from teenagers to the aged, tends to suffer from sleep-related problems. While there are plenty of sleeping aids in the form of prescription medicines, it is always better to seek natural, safer alternatives. This means using simple techniques to fall asleep instantly without undertaking risk of addiction caused by common, sleep-inducing chemical formulations.
Understand Why Counting Sheep Makes Sense
Among the oldest and perhaps, the most controversial and debated of natural sleeping aids is the theory of Counting Sheep. There is nothing special about sheep and visualizing or counting them doesn’t turn you into a freak of any sorts. The idea behind this theory is highly rational.
When psychologists started advocating the principle of Counting Sheep to sleep better what they meant was using it as a tool to disengage your mind. When you are lying in bed, concentrating upon counting sheep, you are essentially diverting your mind from other worldly worries”…continue reading…
If you truly want to learn how to get to sleep you need to first become a sleep detective and try to determine what it is that causing you to become so restless. If you simply cannot do this then keep researching every possible technique that may help you overcome the problem. Your sleep is so important to you in both your physical and mental health. The first step is not to get anxious and stressed out about your sleep problem. If you do then you may find that as soon as comes time for bed that you become anxious and uptight and you are compounding your problems.