Natural Help and Home Remedies For Insomnia
Natural Help and Home Remedies for Insomnia
Definition of Insomia
Insomnia is a reduction in the quality and quantity of sleep.
Chronic insomnia is defined as insomnia that occurs more than 3 times per week and for more than 3 months. Its impact on the next day can have adverse consequences. Repeated night after night restlessness weakens the person’s strength against stress of everyday life.
Its estimated 20 to 30% of the population suffers from chronic insomnia and 10% have severe insomnia.
Insomnia is known as the primary sleep disorder and may affect all of us at one time or another. Some other people may have temporary episodes of not sleeping properly. It is often caused by secondary anxiety, usually related to personal problems.
Insomnia affects almost a quarter of adults. Women and the elderly are more prone to insomnia.
Natural Insomnia Relief
There are lots of natural products for relief of insomnia. If you don’t want the side effects of modern prescription medications it may be worth trying herbs for relief of insomnia.
Insomnia is a widespread problem in our society. With our more busy schedules and hectic lifestyle between work and home, it is often difficult for our body to know when to relax. The stress and anxiety of a hectic day can often prevent a person having the rest required to face another day.
If you are having trouble sleeping at night, you might consider trying herbs or natural supplements for the relief of insomnia. Herbal sleeping pills have been around centuries and have no side effects often associated with over-the-counter sleeping pills.
Natural Ways to Treat Insomnia
Natural Calm is the solution to both restoring a healthy magnesium level and balancing your calcium intake-the result of which is natural stress relief. Its very popular to help you if your having problems sleeping due to anxiety.
Luna is a Drug free, non habit forming, 100% natural product. The capsules are designed especially for insomia sufferers and have hundreds of positive reviews
Effortless sleep is a natural product which contains pure, healthy chamomile flower, passion flower, hops flower, valerian root, and melatonin. The capsules help you sleep and relax and promote feelings of tranquility.
Serene sleep contains natural sleeping pills made from all the known natural herbs and supplements which promote relaxation - vitamin B-6 2mg, Calcium 100mg, Magnesium 50mg, Melatonin 3mg, Proprietary Blend 485mg includes: Valerian Root, Hops Flower, Skullcap Root, Chamomile Flower, Passionflower, Inositol, L-Taurine. The product has some very good positive reviews.
Somnis Sleep Aid is a premium, safe and non-habit forming, all natural sleep aid. The product is similar to the above (Effortless sleep) in that its bascially naturally Sleeping Pills. Again there are lots of positive reviews - so definately worth a try if your having problems sleeping.
Lavender: You may notice that lavender is a very popular addition
This is because lavender has soothing qualities. It helps to ease the mind and induce a sense of calm. If you are suffering from insomnia due to stress and anxiety, lavender can work to calm your mind at night. It comes in many forms. You can buy a bag and place it under your pillow.
You can project the lavender essential oil into the room through an insomnia pre-bedtime routine. It is also available in the bath oils, sprays and linen softeners.
Valerian: This is actually the root of a perennial flower valerian.
It is used by herbalists as it is said to work well with other herbs such as passion flower which can induce sleep.
The Passion Flower has been used by the ancient Aztecs to aid sleep. It helps to relax the mind and body. It can be ingested in the form of pill or tea.
Natural Ways to Help Insomnia
Chamomile: This is an age old remedy for sleep problems. Chamomile can be most often found in tea. A cup of chamomile tea before bedtime is something that can calm your mind. It is widely available locally supermarkets.
How many hours of sleep?
Sleep patterns vary by age and between individuals. Most adults need about 7-8 hours of sleep per night. However, some people need only 5 to 6 hours of sleep known as "short sleepers." However some people may require about ten hours of sleep. Older people often sleep less at night.
Minor forms of insomia
Minor forms of insominia manifests giving the impression that the person has slept babdly with no actual impact on their daily lif
Serious forms of Insomnia
This manifests itself frequently leaving the person exhausted.
Symptoms of Insomnia
Symptoms of insomnia are difficulty falling asleep, a light and irregular sleep, night awakenings, difficulty falling back to sleep, an inability to sleep more than 3 or 4 hours, as well as nightmares or dark thoughts . ..
The consequences of insomnia include -
- fatigue on awakening,
- giving the impression of not being rested by their sleep,
- drowsiness during the day at work,
- disturbances in attention and memory as well as aches,
- difficulty concentrating during the day or sleepy (yawning) are generally found.
The person suffering from insomnia is usually subject to irritability of anxiety and fatigue during the day. Depression can also be a factor.
When there is a repetition of not sleeping every day, affected people usually agonize at the thought of having a bad nights sleep. This fear of insomnia makes the insomniac sleep even more difficult, which may then result in a vicious cycle.
Its causes are mostly psychological. In the foreground is usually anxiety or depression (or both). In these cases, insomnia increases the psychological distress, causing a vicious circle which the person can struggle to get out of. Stress is also a major factor of insomnia.
Conditions related to environmental or lifestyle can also involved in insomnia.
Diseases which are also responsible for insomnia are restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea syndrome.
All these forms of insomnia are called "secondary" because one can identify a physical or psychological cause.
There is also a so-called "primary" insomnia because there is no mental of physical reason. This is the psychophysiological insomnia. This is insomnia "disease" that evolves on its own account and is self-sustaining because of the behaviour of the insomniac.
Test your insomnia
Do you have problems associated with your sleep? Do you
• Have Irregular breathing
• Think too much before sleep
• suffer from restless leg syndrome
• suffer from sleepwalking or night terrors
If you feel concerned by one or more of these statements above, your lack of sleep may be more serious than you think.
Do you have symptoms of sleep apnea? If you answer yes to most of the questions below you may be suffering from sleep apnea which is affecting your ability to sleep.
- Do you wake up not rested in the morning?
- Do you snore habitually sleeping?
- Do you sometimes feel suffocated whilst sleeping?
- Your partner (or friends) notes you stop breathing during sleep?
- You sweat a lot while sleeping?
- Do you often have headaches after waking up?
- You fidget a lot whilst sleeping?
- Are you being treated for high blood pressure?
- Are you overweight?
- Have you ever suffered from cardiac and neurological conditions?
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