The proverb in English says: "Six hours of sleep for a man, seven for a woman and eight for a fool," but even a fool is better than someone who can not sleep at all. An insomniac may have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, which can increase fatigue and irritability during the day. What causes insomnia? There are many reasons why you may have insomnia, chronic insomnia can be a symptom of another condition; some include receiving bad news, running out of time in an overloaded schedule; there are physical disorders such as "sleep apnea", restless legs, heart disease, lung disease, hot flushes or diabetes, so it is advisable to consult with your doctor if you have trouble sleeping; The environment can also be a factor, such as noise and light or lack of exercise during the day, lifestyle or lack of use of sleeping drugs can be another factor to have insomnia, or it can occur without any reason apparent.
Insomnia can also be a symptom of psychiatric illnesses such as depression and anxiety attacks. In all, we must be sensitive to those who spend the night trying to count all the sheep in the world and never sleep.
Alternative medicine or the use of alternative medicine types and natural remedies can be a very successful way to treat those who suffer from insomnia. When properly managed by a specialist and qualified health therapist, they cover a wide variety of disciplines that include everything from diet and exercise. To the mental conditioning and to the change of lifestyle. You may find one or more of the following types of alternative medications that work for you.
Learning relaxation techniques can help you fall asleep faster and increase your sleep time; There are many things you can do to improve your relaxation, such as visualization that helps you relax by imagining a relaxing scene in which you can sleep.
Another type of alternative medicine is meditation, which essentially implies that you center your mind on the present.
Some have found that yoga is very relaxing and that it encourages sleep. Yoga develops the relationship between deep breathing, meditation and stretching; There are many gentle styles of yoga available that can be useful.
Acupuncture is often used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat cases of insomnia and is becoming a more popular practice in the Western world.
A careful look and adjustment to your diet can also make a big difference, especially if you can eliminate caffeine from your diet, which can have a pronounced effect on sleep, in addition to eliminating the consumption of tea and soft drinks at night. beneficial.
Avoid sweets or foods high in sugar at night, which gives you a brief boost of energy will also help; Because these types of foods with high sugar content can often cause uneven blood sugar levels, they can disrupt your sleep in the middle of the night as your blood sugar level decreases.
Apparently, it is proven that regular exercise deepens sleep in young adults with or without sleep disorders, therefore, increasing your personal exercise plan can also be an advantage to have a better night's sleep.
Alternative remedies such as the use of valerian root (Valeriana officinalis) and the use of herbs such as chamomile, passionflower, hops, ginseng, lemon balm and skullcap are all types of alternative medicine that are have been used successfully in the treatment of people with sleep disorders. You should remember that natural remedies are not always benign, some herbal therapies may interact with other medications you are taking, therefore, it is a good practice to always consult with your doctor or health care provider before changing or adjusting your current medication.
Many have discovered that taking a hot bath with appropriate aromatherapy oils can relax the body and reduce the stressful mind to help you enjoy a comfortable night's rest.
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