4 “Weird” Tips for Better Sleep

Do you literally feel like you’ve tried everything to fight your insomnia? Have you been drinking litres of chamomile tea this month, done yoga inversions in your pyjamas, all the breathing exercises on the internet, taken Chinese herbal remedies that make your eyes water, or other strange techniques? Here are four “weird” tips that really work, and will have you waking up happy in no time.

We may be bordering on the unconventional here, but we swear we’re not taking the Mickey.

Be cool

Lowering the body temperature before bed has been proven to help you sleep-7

Bhramari allegedly releases the mind of agitation, frustration and anxiety. It’s also great if you’re feeling angry about something. What better way to prepare yourself for sleep?

How to do bhramari

  1. Sit down comfortably on a chair.
  2. Place your index fingers into your ears, or cover your ears with the piece of cartilage that lies towards the front of your ears.
  3. Close your eyes.
  4. Breathe in, then hum to yourself as you breath out (while your ears are covered), 6 times.
  5. Experiment with high pitched sounds. They are thought to work better to calm you.

As you perform bhramari, observe your body and the quietness inside you.

Other benefits of bhramari include:

  • headache and sleeping-with-cell-9