It’s Miserable When You Cant Sleep, isn’t it?
The morning after a sleepless night, it’s hard to push through the brain fog and think clearly, your performance at work suffers, your head may be pounding, and you tend to snap (or maybe scream) at everyone around you.
Not to mention the long-term effects of poor sleep–such as weight gain, heart trouble, and insulin resistance that may lead to diabetes. Yikes!
Even though my chronic insomnia was eventually solved through homeopathy 16 years ago, there are times when I just cant sleep. Unresolved stress, airplane travel, any big disruption in my normal routine…and instead of snoozing, I’m tossing and turning.
So if you cant sleep, why don’t I suggest you just take the “easy” route and pop a sleeping pill and be done with it?
With their potential nasty side effects and concerns of dependency, prescription sleep medications such as Unisom, Ambien, Sonata, Halicon, Lunesta, and others just aren’t the answer. Even doctors that prescribe these drugs will tell you they are not a long-term solution.
So when you cant sleep, what can you do?
If your sleep deprivation isn’t due to a serious medical condition, or a sleep disorder such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (if it is – see a doctor!), try implementing one or more of these seven simple solutions to help you get your Zzzzs. Read more »
Filed under: Insomnia on April 7th, 2009 | 2 Comments »