many people suffer from these problems from time to time. Sleeping
problems can affect many aspects of your life.
the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, approximately 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia
each year.Insomnia tends to increase with age and affects about 40
percent of women and 30 percent of men. The average American gets 7
hours of sleep, instead of the 8 to 10 hours recommended by doctors.
What is Insomnia?
It is in ability to sleep or/and inability to remain asleep for a
Type of Insomnia :
sleep problems that last from one night to a week usually due to jet
lags or short-term anxiety.
inability to sleep well for a period of between three weeks to six
the most serious; persists almost nightly for at least a month.
How Insomnia Affects Our
The person feels very tired,
fatigued, energy levels reduced and reflexes slowed. The sensitivity of
the senses is blunted. Our mental functions like our ability to learn,
remember and concentrate are affected by insomnia. The performance
level in the workplace drops. The mind becomes sluggish and looses
concentration. Lack of attention, dizzy spells and mood changes are
other effects during the daytime caused by sleepless nights. Some
people become very irritable and flare up for no reason. It may
sometimes lead to emotional problems and depression. In chronic cases,
when suffering from severe insomnia and sleepless nights continue for
long time, people can even experience hallucinations.
What are the Side Effects of
using drugs to Stop Insomnia?
sedative drugs have the
potential of causing psychological dependence where the individual
can't psychologically accept that they can sleep without drugs
insomniacs rely on sleeping tablets and
other sedatives to get rest. The most commonly used class of hypnotics
prescribed for insomnia are the benzodiazepines. This includes drugs
such as temazepam, diazepam, lorazepam, flurazepam, nitrazepam and
midazolam. These medications can be addictive, especially after taking
them over long periods of time.
antidepressants such as mirtazapine,
trazodone and doxepin have a sedative effect, and are prescribed off
label to treat insomnia. The major drawback of these drugs is that they
have antihistaminergic, anticholinergic and antiadrenergic properties
which can lead to many side effects. Some also alter sleep architecture
So Are There
Alternative Ways ??
are alternative approaches to cure or stop Insomnia problems. The
To Sleeping Soundly
manual will show you in details on how to stop Insomnia problems
without worrying on the Side