Do you find yourself starring at the ceiling, over- thinking about day's events and struggling to sleep? Do you wake up often without reasons? Are you reaching out to sleeping pills to induce sleep?Well, you probably suffer from a sleep disorder referred to as‘Insomnia’.
Insomnia is one of the most common problems faced by a majority of people, especially as we age and grow older.Sleeping Pills are Harmful
Simple acts of using electronics late at night, indulging in too much alcohol or caffeine can affect sleep patterns. However, there may be serious reasons or an undetected medical or psychological cause behind being the insomniac.
Inducing sleep using sleeping pills (classified as sedative hypnotics) and other over-the-counter medication such as Diphenhydramine or Doxylamine may offer relief but are temporary relief options and can be addictive with side effects with serious health issues. Most medication have sedating properties that cause sleep-related behavioral disorders such as sleep-walking, sleep-driving, memory lapses, hallucinations, and weight-gain.Insomnia is also associated with Sleep Apnea that can cause you to feel completely exhausted and considered as a chronic sleep deprivation. Sleep Apnea occurs when your breathing gets briefly interrupted while sleeping and can occur many times over the night and sometimes wake you up with a jolt. This is also one of the main reasons why people snore.It causes irritation, depression and other health ailments including heart diseases, liver problems etc.Improve Emotional Health & Wellbeing
Talk to your doctor or general physician to safely withdraw out from using sedatives or sleeping pills to overcome insomnia. It is time to remove the misconceptions revolving around sleep and insomnia and opt for safer and reliable alternative wellness programs that can assist you in dealing with any emotional or psychological issue and improve your sleep with any medication.
Too much of worry, grief, anxiety, stress or fear can also affect sleep. Similarly, serious health ailments and medical problems such as Asthma, Back Pain, Parkinson’s, Hyperthyroidism, Acid Reflux, etc. can also cause difficulty in sleeping well.
Relaxation techniques such as Aromatherapy, Acupuncture, Yoga and even soothing activities like reading or listening to soft music can naturally boost melatonin (a naturally occurring hormone that increases at night) that induces sleep naturally. Additionally, cognitive behavior therapy, also referred as CBT-1 has also proven effective in solving chronic insomnia in people and the benefits are immense. It will involve visits to a wellness center, work in sessions with your doctor and learn to adapt better healthier habits for faster and safe recovery.
Wellthlink connects you directly with trusted and experienced psychologists who help you recognize the symptoms of insomnia, explore what causes restlessness and find Solutions to tackle the sleep disorder using alternative therapies.
Remember behavioral and environmental changes can affect our sleep habits, decrease concentration and make us irritable. So aim to make a positive change in your lifestyle by sleeping early, create a relaxing sleep routine and avoid consuming sleep deterrents including caffeine and alcohol during late evenings. Most importantly, embrace happiness and find joy around you. Have the hope and courage to cope with life’s setbacks and challenges. Remember, our emotional health boosts our mood, builds resilience and maintains mental health. Simple lifestyle changes with a combination of medication, meditation and alternative wellness therapies can help you to sleep better again.