How to deal with the insomnia?

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Introduction

Insomnia is defined as an inability to sleep and/or stay asleep for a long amount of time. Insomniacs often complain about not being able to shut their eyes or "relax their minds" for more than a few minutes at a time.

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Insomnia is a symptom, but it's a popular misperception that it's a sleep problem in and of itself. Sleep problems are the most common cause of insomnia, although other factors such as fear, tension, anxiety, drugs, herbs, and caffeine can also contribute. An hyperactive mind or bodily discomfort might also be contributing factors. To cure insomnia, you must first identify the underlying reason.

Insomnia medication

To gain some relaxation, many anxious people turn to sleeping pills and other tranquilizers. Others employ valerian, chamomile, lavender, hops, and/or passionflower as herbs.

Drinking hot milk before falling asleep, taking a hot shower in the evening, getting exercise strenuously for half an hour in the afternoon, eating a large lunch and then only having a light evening meal at least three hours before bed, attempting to avoid mind stimulating activities in the late evening, and so on are some conventional insomnia treatments. Also, getting up early in the morning and going to bed at a sensible hour are important.

Throughout history, traditional Chinese medicine has included insomnia therapy. A typical treatment plan can include acupuncture, food and lifestyle analysis, herbology, and other approaches, with the objective of resolving the issue on a subliminal level.

Despite the fact that these strategies have not been scientifically verified, several insomniacs claim that they are effective in breaking the insomnia cycle without the use of tranquilizers or sleeping pills[. Tyrosine, a natural sedative, is abundant in warm milk. Aromatherapy, which includes lavender oil and other soothing essential oils, can also aid in the induction of sleep.

The diazepam are the most widely recommended class of hypnotics for insomnia. The medications temazepam, diazepam, lorazepam, nitrazepam, and midazolam fall under this category. These medications have the potential to become addictive, particularly when taken over long periods of time.

Some medications, such as fluoxetine, amitriptyline, and doxepin, have sedative properties and are used to treat insomnia off-label.

Atypical antipsychotics, such as Seroquel, are occasionally administered at low dosages for their tranquil effects.

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Final Words

The more calm someone is, the more likely they are to have a good night's sleep. Meditation and other relaxation practices have been shown to aid sleep. They relieve tension in the mind and body, allowing for a more peaceful sleep.

Disclaimer

The material provided here is not intended to be taken as medical advice. Please seek expert medical counsel for the newest treatment options if you or someone you know suffers from insomnia.

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Sleeping on time is a problem of mine. I have a hyperactive mind, I usually think of things like how can I solve that, did I have enough things to finish today, what output I am gonna target tomorrow, etc.

I am not a fan of using medicines to sleep.
Though sometimes, I prefer drinking a few BEER to calm my mind and sleep on time. 😁
I also noticed that when I go to the GYM, my body gets really tired and I can sleep easily.
Also, I find BIOFEEDBACK as an effective, but also challenging, way to calm the mind.

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Insomnia can also be caused if you do more thinking (emotions)
It can affect your sleep

Is there any drugs for insomnia?
Nice writeup
Thank you for sharing

Love your post! I have suffered from insomnia for decades. I've tried multiple medications that didn't work, had the opposite affect or stopped working over time. The only pharmaceutical that I can safely take is Hydroxizine, an antihistamine, for anxiety (plus it helps with my grass allergy!). It doesn't knock me out, just calms my nerves. I use melatonin, L-theanine, 5-htp, and passionflower at bedtime. Meditation and yoga have been extremely helpful as well. I've heard of using warm milk and tried warm golden milk before. I'm definitely gonna try some sleepy time tea with warm milk tonight! Thank you 🕉️

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