Information On Sleeping Aids


Basics

People often ask us about information on sleeping aids and ways to cure insomnia. There are many sleeping aids available these days and a great many theories about ways to cure insomnia. It can be difficult to sort through all the information and get the facts straight.



There can be both mental and physical causes of not sleeping. Anxiety, stress, and depression can all cause insomnia. Certain medical conditions, such as thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and hormonal imbalances can cause insomnia. Some medications can cause insomnia, as well.

Prevention

You can prevent the need for sleep aids by setting the stage for a good night's sleep. Go to bed and get up at the same time each day. Don't nap during the day. Make sure your bed is comfortable and that your bedroom is conducive to sleeping. You don't want to be too hot or too cold. Make sure the room is dark enough and quiet enough.

Avoid caffeine, especially late in the day. Try to get some exercise each day, but not too close to bedtime. Spend some time before bed just relaxing. These are good ways to cure insomnia.

Treatment

There are many ways to cure insomnia. Start by trying the things mentioned above in the prevention section.

If those things don't do the trick, try some other non-medical alternatives. Yoga can help you relax and relieve stress. Meditation can also reduce stress. You can learn and practice relaxation techniques. Try progressive relaxation. Focus on each area of your body, one at a time. Focus on relaxing that part of your body, until your entire body is relaxed.

There are many herbal remedies for sleep problems. Chamomile tea has long been used for relaxation and sleep. Valerian is another herb known to reduce stress and help with insomnia. Visit your local health food store to get more information on sleeping aids using herbs. Aromatherapy can also be used to treat insomnia.

If the above methods don't help your insomnia, you may want to see a therapist to help you deal with any stress or anxiety that is causing you to have trouble sleeping. Don't be ashamed to admit it if you need help coping with your problems.

You can try over-the-counter medications to treat your insomnia. There are a number of these to choose from. They are usually effective, although they may lose some of their effective over time if used for very long. They can have side effects as well, such as next-day drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, and nausea. They can also have what is known as a rebound effect- your body gets used to using medication to fall asleep, and it becomes even harder to fall asleep on your own.

You may prefer to consult with a doctor. Doctors often prescribed medication for insomnia. Prescription sleeping pills are usually very effective, but can have many side effects. For instance, the most popular sleep aids can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, blurred visions, depression, nervousness, chest pain, and even hallucinations. They are also addictive. It's always good to be informed, so get all the information on sleeping aids you can before making a decision about whether or not they are right for you.

Many people prefer to avoid the risks involved with OTC and prescription sleeping aids. They want information on sleeping aids that use natural ingredients instead. Natural sleeping aids use herbs and other natural ingredients to help you fall asleep and stay asleep without the risk of harmful side effects common to other medications. They are also not addictive, and are safe to use over a long period of time if needed.

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When To See Your Doctor

See a doctor if non-medical techniques don't help. Ask your doctor for information on sleeping aids and about other ways to cure insomnia.

Feel free to write to us if you'd like more information on ways to cure insomnia naturally.



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