I've been suffering from anxiety, fatigue, irritability and insomnia, as well as asthma, over the past five years.
Recently I went to see a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who advised me to go to bed
and wake up earlier and keep regular hours.
It took me only a few days to become an early riser.
I wake up at five and go to bed at eleven.
I walk to the park every morning.
Being exposed to sunlight in the morning helps regulate
It's just one week since I became an early lark, so
it's too early to determine the effect of rising early and keeping regular hours.
But now I feel better and more energetic during the day.
I feel more relaxed at night and can fall asleep without the aid of sleeping pills or herb tea.
According the TCM practitioner, psychological conditions such as anxiety, fatigue or irritability
can be, in many cases, attributed to unhealthy sleeping patterns.
Perhaps, things may not be so simple,
but I will continue this lifestyle and hope it helps me improve my mental conditions and asthma
(my asthma has been relatively well controlled thanks to the no-sugar diet).
I personally don't believe in sleeping pills and anti depressant
because I believe they are highly addictive,
so opt for simple and natural ways to restore normal sleep patterns.
I hope this would help.