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Say good night to Insomnia

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Say good night to Insomnia!
The Sleeping Trouble section of this website has lots of facts and information containing help regarding sleeping problems and sleep disorders. Anyone who has suffered with Insomnia knows what a problem this can be both at night, when you think you are the only person awake in the world, and the next day when you feel simply dreadful.

Most people don't need medication for Insomnia and Benzodiazepines types of medication can be addictive and newer sleep medicines can result in allergies or unpleasant side effects so many people avoid requesting prescriptions for insomnia. This article provides helpful hints and tips to help you to say good night to insomnia without medication - but first read the following paragraph...

When to contact your Doctor or Health Practitioner
There are occasions when you should  contact your doctor or health practitioner for medical advice, treatment or tests:

  • You have chest pain
  • You have shortness of breath
  • The sleeping problem is persistent
  • The sleeping problem has become unbearable
  • Your are suffering from symptoms more than 3 nights per week and these symptoms have continued for more than 1 month
Insomnia Causes, Symptoms and Remedies
Sleep Deprivation and Effects

Say good night to Insomnia - Helpful Hints and Tips!
Say good night to Insomnia by changing your sleeping habits and night time routine and behaviour. The following helpful hints and tips will help you say good night to insomnia - give them a try. All you have to lose are sleepless nights...

Say good night to Insomnia - Hints and Tips

  • Remove all stimulating devices from your bedroom - Computer games, TV and movies stimulate the brain and use of these activities will become expected

  • Your bedroom should be fresh and well aired

  • Remember that extreme temperatures will prevent you sleeping

  • Avoid drinks containing caffeine, such as soft soda drinks, tea and coffee, for 8 hours before your bedtime

  • Check over the counter drugs for caffeine content - these might include pain relievers and cold remedies

  • "Don't dine after nine!"

  • What you eat affects how you sleep. Some foods contribute to restful sleep which contain tryptophan. Tryptophan is the amino acid that the body uses to make serotonin which slows down nerve traffic so your brain isn't so busy.

  • Eat carbohydrates with tryptophan-containing foods - Dairy products

  • Avoid alcohol in the evening

  • Avoid smoking - nicotine is a stimulant

  • Avoid stressful situations before you go to sleep

  • Avoid any form of emotional upset

  • Take regular exercise but not during the two hours before you go to bed

  • Take a warm bath - lavender based oils will help you relax

  • Enjoy a good book - reading takes your mind away from the stresses of the day and makes your eyes tired

  • Relax with some soothing music

  • Try earplugs to reduce noise

  • Keep your room dark during sleep hours - use an eye mask if necessary

  • Use relaxation techniques to keep your mind off stressful problems and for a better sleep

  • Make sure you are not going to bed too early - Don't go to bed if you feel wide awake!

  • Go to bed and get up at about the same time every day, even on the weekends

  • Limit daytime sleep, or naps, to about a half-hour only in the afternoon

  • If you don't fall asleep within 15 to 20 minutes, get up and do something that relaxes you

  • Make the bedroom as dark as possible - black-out curtains or black out blinds will help

  • Keep the room temperature below 70 F

  • Make sure that your bed is comfortable with a comfy mattress, pillows and coverings

This information regarding sleep and sleeping disorders is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Dream disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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