Ways To Treat Insomnia

Cris Rodrigues By Cris Rodrigues, 22nd May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Many people have some trouble falling and staying asleep at some point in their life. If you do not get enough sleep or have trouble staying asleep long enough to feel recharged the day after, you may be experiencing insomnia...

How To Treat Insomnia...

Why people suffer from insomnia;

Insomnia can be a consequence of several factors. Some people suffer from insomnia as a response to stress. Noises and light can also bring about sleeping difficulties. In some instances, underlying conditions that affect the mind and body can alter one’s sleeping pattern. Several medications, both prescription and OTC, can also affect sleeping patterns.

Symptoms;

Besides the trouble of not being able to fall asleep quickly and waking up repeatedly throughout the night, people suffering from insomnia may experience waking up early in the morning, and feeling irritable or having low energy levels in the daytime. In worst cases, insomnia can even adversely affect work and personal life.

Treating insomnia;

The starting point in treating this disorder is to figure out underlying health issues. Once these are addressed, improvement in symptoms is possible. Doctors generally reserve the use of prescription-only sleeping medications as a last option. In cases where such prescription drugs are necessary, doctors will prescribe the lowest possible dose. The prescribedtimeframe of consuming such medications is typically short. The reason for this is that sleeping tablets only alleviate symptoms and not treat the cause.

Things you can do at home to sleep better;

There are many actions you can take to have a restful sleep. One strategy may not work everyone, so discovering the ideal one for you may require some trial and error. Try these pointers below for a month.
To sleep better, try setting a specific time for waking up every day and refrain from taking naps during daytime. Exercising daily at least four hours before hitting the bed is said to improve one's quality of sleep.
Avoid caffeinated refreshments four hours before you go to bed. Alcohol and nicotine from smoke can also prevent you from a deep, refreshing sleep, so consider getting rid of these vices. Developing a bedtime routine can be helpful to insomnia sufferers. Having a warm bath or consuming warm milk every evening, for example, may cause your brain to associate these activities with sleep and will cause you to be drowsy when you do them.
You can also make changes to your bedroom environment. Using thick blinds or curtains, a cozy mattress, and a pillow that you want can help you have a good night’s sleep. You may also use machines that emit white noise or play Nature's tapestry to help you sleep much more easily and improve your sleep duration, too.

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Health, Insomnia, Sleep Problem

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