Each of us has passed through some periods when one encountered sleep issues such as insomnia. Insomnia is an affection that is more and more common nowadays in the contemporary society and has at its roots many causes. Not all the periods from our lives are quiet, there are some quiet while there are some very stressful, such as some problems at work.
There are various allopathist remedies on the market that treat insomnia; medicines that usually are so-called sleeping pills and that relax one’s body and mind from all points of view. Anyhow, despite these medicines exist it is better that one chooses some natural remedies; which do not have so many side effects.
Why can’t one sleep? This is a question that you put yourself each time you go through a difficult period and one cannot find the peace and rest overnight. An adult person needs at least 7 hours of sleep per night in order to be able to function properly the next day. But, insomnia is the worst enemy of quiet sleep.
The causes are various and they differ from person to person. For example some people suffer from insomnia when they give up smoking, some when they begin a weight loss diet or some, when they are just stressed out from work.
Also, the lack of an organized meal and resting program but as well lack of movement contributes to the insomnia appearances. Moreover the hours that one loses at night in front of TV or computer contributes to its appearance as well, due to the fact that these activities just seem to “trap” you and time flies faster than one thinks and when one realizes it is already 2 or 3 in the morning.
The causes are various and the effects just as various. The lost nights have a bad effect on your mental health and physical health and also life in general. One cannot focus so well at work, one becomes agitated, and one consumes a lot of coffee that does no good. It increases one’s blood pressure, fattens one, increases depression, affects the brain activity and the list can go on and on.
In treating this affection the first thing that comes to your mind is that you go to the drug store and take some pills to insure your night sleep. Anyhow, the best thing to do is to consult a specialist that will know what to tell you. This is a must when you suffer from insomnia for more than one month. Apart from these two possibilities one can as well try some natural treatments with plants.
Chamomile is known for its relaxing effect. This plant has relaxing properties, it is an ancient remedy used for hundreds of years and it always has spectacular results. It improves anxiety, relaxes the muscles, frees the nervous tension, calms digestion, eliminates the irritability moods and therefore it is an option that you can use long term period. One should use it as an infusion and make it quiet concentrated is one wants it to work. You should drink a cup at night before going to bed.
Lavender is a plant very well known for its relaxing effects. It has many therapeutic effects, both externally and internally. Internally it has a calming effect on the nervous system and it fights hair loss, diminishes fear, calms the abs pains having an antispasmoic effect and as well stimulates appetite. It can be used under different ways â?? as a tea, as a powder, as an oil or as a tincture.
The passion flower is a well-known plant as a natural tranquilizer, as a delicate sedative that reduces anxiety, does not give dependence and treats insomnia. This plant does not have any side effects and it used to be useful in helping children sleep.
Lime tea is a very used tea, especially in the mornings. However, if you want to have a good night sleep you should start taking some before going to sleep. In big dozes it can become an enemy but one should be careful not to make it over concentrated as it can create sleep disorders, agitation and palpitations.
Open air strolls and avoiding any drink that contains caffeine as well as the sweets and the chocolate, avoiding meat food in the evenings, will do good to your insomnia issues.