Is it hard for you to fall asleep or stay asleep? Many insomnia experiences in working adults and older adults are attributable to the societal problems that strike them physically and psychologically. Long term insomnia might lead to other serious illnesses, so, let’s get to know it so you don’t get one.
- Unable to fall asleep
- Awaken during the night and unable to fall back asleep
- Awaken much earlier than desired
- Daytime fatigue resulting in nighttime sleeplessness
- Inability to stay asleep from temporary anxiety or changes in considered a normal sleeping pattern unless other factors are involved. These factors include depression, anxiety, stress or nervousness. Insomnia will disappear when the origins of these states of mind are dealt with.
- Physical conditions such as the malfunctions of the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas and digestive system can stir your good night’s sleep.
- Sometimes night sweating comes with insomnia. This is common in women who reached menopause.
Valeria, Passionflower and Hops can be used as tranquilizers putting you asleep. Hypericum can lower the agonizing depression that is keeping you awake. Falling asleep will be easier if the body can manage stress. Intake of vitamin B complex and magnesium supplements during the day will make it easier to fall asleep at night.
The best way to prevent insomnia is to balance your way of life by eating healthy food, doing regular exercise and reducing stress. Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark and ventilated. Ear plugs and eye mask can block out undesirable noises and light that may disrupt your rest.
If you cannot sleep normally or herbal remedies do not work for you, consult your doctor or healthcare professional to get specific treatments.
Herbal extract from the flower and top of a European herb, St. John’s Wort, can be used to relieve anxiety and help you fall asleep. But if you still cannot sleep normally or herbal remedies do not work for you, seek professional advice.