Sleep deprivation, when chronic, can affect every area of your life. Whatever it’s caused by, it can be difficult to manage, especially if it continues on a long-term basis. Many people will experience sleeplessness, but when it lasts more than a few days, you may want to consult your healthcare provider or therapist for advice.

Lack of sleep for prolonged periods can leave you feeling depleted and defeated. Insomnia can be caused by stress, anxiety or a number of medical conditions. The fatigue, depression and overall lack of motivation can be debilitating.

You need proper rest for a healthy life. We address the root cause so you can sleep again.

Insomnia: Signs, causes and treatment options

Sleep deprivation, when chronic, can affect every area of your life. Whatever it’s caused by, it may be difficult to manage, especially if it continues on a long-term basis. Many people will experience sleeplessness, but when it lasts more than a few days, you may want to consult your healthcare provider or therapist for advice.

Insomnia can be a problem for many. We can help you.

What Is Insomnia? Insomnia, sometimes referred to as sleeplessness, occurs when you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep through the night. It can be caused by several factors, such as stress, depression, anxiety, and medications among many others. If you are suffering from insomnia on a regular basis and are having trouble sleeping at night, it’s best to seek treatment to help manage your symptoms and get some much-needed restorative sleep.

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. The difficulty can occur as a primary sleep disorder or be related to another health condition. Insomnia may be short-term (transient) or long-term (chronic). The signs and symptoms of insomnia vary widely from person to person.

Causes of insomnia

Insomnia can be caused by a number of factors that interfere with your body’s natural sleep cycle. Among these are anxiety, depression, pregnancy (in women), alcohol consumption and mental or physical stress including pain. Treating any of these underlying issues should provide relief from insomnia symptoms.

Managing insomnia

If you’re struggling with insomnia, you might be tempted to medicate yourself with coffee to wake up and stay awake or over-the-counter drugs. While these may be quick fixes in the short term, there are better treatment options available. Talk to your doctor or therapist about how to manage your insomnia without these sleep aids, or visit a reputable health food store who have trained staff who can help with effective supplements.

Treatment options

If you suffer from insomnia, there are many treatment options available to help you manage your condition. While a lack of sleep can be detrimental to your health and quality of life, it doesn’t have to keep you up at night. The following are three common ways to treat insomnia that you may want to consider if you or someone close to you suffers from trouble sleeping.

1. Relaxation techniques are very effective if used daily, including meditation, mindfulness practices,

Tapping (see the App: The Tapping Solution), HeartMath tools.

2. Sleep aid supplements, talk to a trained staff member and people who have used these effectively or a therapist with insomnia strategies

3. Sleep aid pharmaceuticals

 

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