Everyone suffers in sometime from insomnia more or less. Most people occasionally experience sleeping problems due to stress, hectic schedules, and other outside influences. However, when these issues begin to occur on a regular basis and interfere with daily life, they may indicate a sleeping disorder.
According to guidelines from a physician group, insomnia is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person has the chance to do so. People with insomnia can feel dissatisfied with their sleep and usually experience one or more of the following symptoms: fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, mood disturbances, and decreased performance in work or at school.
Roughly 30 % of the general population complains of sleep disruption, and approximately 10 % have associated symptoms of daytime functional impairment consistent with the diagnosis of insomnia.
Insomnia = habitual sleeplessness; inability to sleep
The Causes of Insomnia and Sleeping Disorders:
- Medications for allergies, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, birth control, asthma, depression
- Chronic pain
- Anxiety or depression
- Eating / drinking habits
- Shift work
- Allergies nasal/sinus and asthma
- RLS – restless leg syndrome
- Thyroid disorders
- Neurological disorders like Parkinson´s disease
- Sleep apnea
- Overactive mind
- Viruses (like HHV virus) which affect to CNS (central nervous system)
- Psychological stress
- Menopause, which is linked to HHV virus (EBV)
Holistic Treatment for Insomnia and Sleeping Disorders:
- Screens off 2 hours before bedtime (like smart phone, tablet, laptop, tv). Blue light affects to your pineal gland keeping you awake. Read an actual book before bed.
- Change your diet. Foods in high tryptophan (seeds, nuts, dried dates), in magnesium and in vitamin B especially vitamin B12. Relaxing tea like lavender, valerian root or chamomile tea before bed. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, sugar, high fat foods and tobacco.
- Quality supplements like magnesium (acetate/citrate), melatonin and valerian root in the evenings.
- Essential oils like lavender, chamomille, ylang ylang (with Epsom Salt) to use in bath or in diffuser in the evenings.
- Deep breathing stimulates the vagus nerve which stimulates the chakra system.
- Light exercise like yoga, pilates.
- Meditation just before bed helps to relax and reduce the stress.
- Using eye pillow when start to sleep, this helps for relaxing especially if you have overactive mind.
- Reiki / energy healing is good option if you are not able to heal insomnia by yourself.
Chronic insomnia is mostly caused by medicines, illness and viruses.
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Sources: Sleepfoundation.org Image: lifestyle.one