Chemical and herbal treatment of sleeplessness

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Chemical and herbal treatment of sleeplessness

Author: Reilika Nestor 17.03.2014 at 00:00

Scientists have found that almost every other person is not satisfied with the length and quality of their sleep. Some say they can't get enough sleep, others suffer from sleep disorders.

There are three main types of sleep disorders:

  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Restless sleep
  • Waking up too early

The foremost remedy for sleep disorders is changing your lifestyle so you have more time to rest. Getting enough rest reduces mental unrest, which is a common reason for staying awake at night.

You shouldn’t always associate your sleep problems with a serious illness. Our need for night-time rest changes significantly as we age, as does the structure of our sleep. Sleeplessness is usually caused by unfamiliar situations that irritate our nervous system and upset the function of our internal organs. The problem can be caused by stress, irritation caused by light, sound, or temperature, and poor blood flow to the brain due to working in an uncomfortable position for long periods of time.

Sleep is an active process that needs good blood circulation to work. Another common cause for insomnia is a wholesome meal that is consumed too late. Especially if the meal contains vegetables that stimulate urine formation and have laxative properties. At the same time, it is recommended to drink as much of kephir as you can before heading to sleep.

Your bed is the most important external factor that influences sleep quality. Calm sleep is assured by one that fits your height and body size. Sensitive people should position their beds parallel to the magnetic field lines of Earth. That is, your head should be directed towards North. It is also recommended to sleep in a wooden bed and to use non-static mattress filling and sleepwear.

You can be sure that your sleep will be disturbed by ignoring your usual rhythm of life or, in so many words, the regularity of sleep and being awake. This includes watching TV until late at night, frequent late visits, alcohol use, also studying and working at night.

If people get deprived of sleep, they usually head to a pharmacy. Yet you have to consider that sleeping pills and sedatives don't treat your problem and may have negative effects. They can cause additional drowsiness and if you counteract that with increasing the amount of sleeping pills you take, you can seriously overload your liver. Sleeping pills also have a wide range of side effects. This is why you should always describe your sleep-related worries to a qualified doctor who can perform procedures and tests necessary for establishing the correct treatment for your problem.

A new trend is to induce sleep with sedatives that reduce or eliminate negative emotion, anxiety, fear, and muscle tension. Relieving the body of all stress creates good conditions for falling asleep. Using sedative preparations has tends to have a harmful effect on your body and they’re use can become habitual.

Many people use dimedrol and suprastin to get some sleep, but both have numerous allergic side effects. This is caused by the agent continuously blocking histamine receptors and your body trying to compensate by synthesizing more and more histamine to counteract the block. (Histamine is an organic nitrogen compound involved in local immune responses as well as regulating physiological function in the gut and acting as a neurotransmitter.) If you should stop taking an anti-histamine agent, your body will still prepare a large quantity of histamine that will disturb your inner balance and cause an allergic reaction.

Many well-known plants like valerian, Jacob’s ladder, hop, and paeonia have a decelerating effect on the central nervous system. Although valerian is known best, Jacob’s ladder boasts an effect ten times stronger. Plants are sure to contain less of active ingredients than prescription drugs and they have a milder effect than a specific dose of chemically active medication.
You should prepare brew reckoning with a teaspoon of a specific herb per a glass of water. It's recommended you drink the brew in the second half of the day.

People usually don’t drink quantities of brew sufficient to induce signs of dependence or adverse effects. This is why many of us are not aware that using herbs can also have side effects. But with reasonable use, these teas will help your central nervous system relax of all the stress accumulated during the day and to prepare your organism for calm sleep. Pineappleweed, bay, fern, hop shoots, and peppermint, are also good choices. A sauna session will help achieve deeper sleep.
If you’re tormented by a sleep disorder that no natural resource can relieve, then definitely consult with a specialist of the relevant field.