Many people experience short-term insomnia, a common
sleep disorder that can make it difficult to fall asleep. Often, it is caused due to stress or a change in routine or medications that can affect your sleep cycle.

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Below are some natural remedies, relaxation techniques,
exercises, sleep hygiene, and behaviours that can alleviate the symptoms of

1. Meditation:

Mindfulness meditation consists of slow, steady breathing
while sitting quietly. Mindfulness meditation has numerous health benefits that
go hand-in-hand with a healthy lifestyle promoting good sleep.

It can relax your mind and body while enhancing inner peace. When
done before bedtime, meditation may help reduce insomnia and sleep troubles by
promoting overall calmness.

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2. Yoga:

Yoga has been found to have a positive effect on sleep
quality. Yoga may also alleviate stress, improve physical functioning, and
boost mental focus.

Yoga exercises involve stretching and relaxing of muscles
causing significant physical and mental exertion resulting in better sleep

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3. Food and Diet:

What you eat and what you don’t can affect your ability to sleep. Some foods and drinks contain high amounts of
specific antioxidants and nutrients, such as magnesium and melatonin, that are
known to enhance sleep by helping you fall asleep faster or stay asleep longer.
Whereas intake of caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine can disrupt your sleep cycle.

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4. Magnesium:

Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. It can help
muscles relax and relieve stress. This is thought to encourage healthy sleep

Magnesium supplements have been linked to several benefits, including
fighting inflammation, relieving constipation, and lowering blood pressure.

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5. Regular exercise:

Regular exercise will boost well-being, mood, and fitness
levels and can even help people get a better night’s sleep. For maximum sleep
results, people may benefit from scheduling an exercise session for the morning
or afternoon rather than the evening.  This allows the body temperature to rise,
and then fall, at the right time for sleep.