Insomnia or sleeplessness is common to almost everyone due to stress, heartburn, or excess caffeine or alcohol. However, chronic insomnia occurs when an individual has trouble falling asleep, maintaining sleep or experiencing non-restorative sleep on an ongoing basis with no reason. Almost 90% of individuals have difficulty sleeping in their lives and one third of them suffer from insomnia in any given year. 9% of that group suffer from chronic insomnia, which truly interferes with normal life and can have serious effects on their physical and psychological health.
Medically there are two types of insomnia: initial insomnia (difficulty falling asleep) andmaintenance insomnia, the inability to stay asleep all night. Many people suffer from both. The most typical and familiar cause of insomnia is simply mental overstimulation or emotional upset, but sleep disturbances are also a common side effect of many medical drugs. Alcohol, while acting as a sedative, creates a less restful, less refreshing sleep. Other common factors include pain, menopause, PMS, acid reflux, hypoglycaemia, skin disorders, restless leg syndrome and children that are teething or colicky.
Signs and symptoms of insomnia may include:
- · Difficulty falling asleep at night
- · Waking up during the night
- · Waking up too early
- · Daytime fatigue or sleepiness
- · Daytime irritability
Insomnia can be easily managed and eliminated on a properly prescribed treatment plan which includes several diet and lifestyle changes along with medicinal support. Medicinally treatments will address specific symptoms and causes of insomnia such as stress, anxiety, over eating, or health issues and taken into account physical, mental and emotional factors as well. The benefit of homeopathy is the ability to gain better sleep without suffering from side effects and addictiveness of the prescribed medication. More about homoepathy…