There are few reasons why people suffer from sleepless nights and one of them is insomnia. Consult your doctor if you are getting a hard time sleeping because you might be experiencing such condition. You may find insomnia itself as not life threatening, but the real deal about insomnia is lack of sleep. If a person is deprived of sleep, he will definitely be affected physically, emotionally and psychologically. And if this situation continues and you will just leave you insomnia untreated, it may come to the point where its severity can’t be handled and thus it will be hard to treat it.
You may opt to choose prescription sleep aids to treat your insomnia but in long term, it can cause you a lot of negative side effects including nausea, dizziness, headache, drowsiness and being dependent to these medicines. The worst thing among these side effects is dependency because it can worsen your case. That is why before deciding to go for these prescription sleep aids you should first opt for alternative medicines and you will surely find them effective, or even more, than those prescribed and most importantly without those annoying and dangerous side effects.
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But before trying alternative medicines, you should make it certain that you have tried natural ways that can make you asleep. Try to fix a time for going to bed. It will surely help you to sleep easily in a specific time. You can also try to exercise daily because doing so will tend to exhaust you and will make you very tired. Being so exhausted at the end of the day will surely give you some good sleep.
There are some things that you should avoid before going to sleep which includes watching television, using smartphone or reading interesting books that tend to be hard to put down, having heated conversation with friends as these will push you to be up. Free your mind from problems concerning work and your family. You can try to deal with this by writing your problems on a piece of paper so you can opt to deal with them the day after.
Don’t force yourself to sleep because that won’t help you. If you are unable to sleep after 30 minutes, get up and drink some hot milk or you can do things that will make you sleepy like reading boring books (or counting some sheep). Also it is not necessary to take 8 – 10 hrs sleep per day to be in tip top shape. Although this is true, five to six hours of sleep is enough for you however having more is better.
Other Things You Can Try
Don’t think that your case is hopeless if your insomnia is still there after trying all those things we mentioned earlier. There are a lot of alternative medicines out there that you can choose from and will definitely be a good option in treating your insomnia.
There are a lot of herbal medicines out there for insomnia that are really effective and can easily be purchased through the internet. They have fewer side effects compare to those that are chemical-based but just to make sure, you should consult your doctor every time you try any kind of herbal medicine.
Do not expect herbal medicines to work like miracles because you will surely experience some sleepless nights in beginning even after using some of them because there are some factors that can aggregate your condition which can’t be helped by the alternative medicines. You have to take trial and error approach in your search for the alternative medicine to find a natural cure for insomnia.