Every night, millions of people in the U.S. are struggling to fall sleep or stay asleep. For those with insomnia, sleeping can become a severe, ongoing struggle that has a negative impact on overall health and wellness.
What Causes Insomnia?
Insomnia can be caused by both psychiatric and physical medical conditions, unhealthy sleep habits and certain biological factors. Researchers believe that insomnia is the result of the brain’s confusion between the sleep cycle and the wake cycle. Causes of insomnia range from mild to severe.
- Neurological Conditions
- Gastrointestinal Problems
- Endocrine Problems (Thyroid Disorders)
- Chronic Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Nasal / Sinus Allergies
Besides all those biological factors, insomnia can be caused by other conditions as well such as from alcohol use, drugs, heavy medicines, stress, spicy foods, nicotine, caffeine, and over exposure of nervous situations.
Not only biological factors, but also other conditions and factors can cause insomnia. For instance nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, drugs, heavy medicines, heavy meals in the night, spicy food, stress and over exposure of nervous situations are one of the most common reasons why people cannot sleep at night.
It has been discovered that insomnia is strictly associated with mental problems which makes it easy for you to recognize those who suffer of insomnia easily. They are usually very depressed, exhausted and have interrupted circulation and high blood pressure.
Depression and weak mood can occur if you don’t solve the problem with insomnia. Here are the things you will face for sure:
- Inability to focus or concentrate
- Poor Memory
- Mood Swings
- Low motivation or energy
- Increased accidents
- Increased fatigue during daylight
Insomnia and Sleeping Pills
Sleeping pills are commonly prescribed for those suffering from insomnia. Rreferred to as “sedative hypnotics,” these drugs include benzodiazepines, barbiturates and various other hypnotic drugs. Benzodiazepines include Xanax, Valium, Ativan and Librium. They’re commonly used to treat anxiety, but they also increase drowsiness and help people sleep. Barbiturates work by depressing the central nervous system and causing sedation. Sleep-inducing drugs such as Lunesta, Sonata and Ambien work quickly to increase drowsiness and promote sleep. As with other medications, these drugs have a long list of side effects. Common side effects of prescription sleeping pills such as Lunesta, Sonata, Ambien, Rozerem and Halcion include:
- Burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet or legs
- Changes in appetite
- Difficulty keeping balance
- Daytime drowsiness
- Dry mouth or throat
- Problems with attention or memory
- Uncontrollable shaking in the body
- Stomach pain
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Once grinded, you can prepare homemade tea, all you have to do is to mix ¼ teaspoon of it with warm water and enjoy its benefits.
NOTE: Remember not to consume too much nutmeg because it can have toxic effects on your body and hallucination effects on your mind. A regular consumption or overdosed use can cause an addiction.