About 3 out of 10 Americans suffer from insomnia. They say that can feel the direct results of this health issue during the day. Moreover, 35% of Americans do not sleep enough and it is creating a new problem many lives of Americans on a daily basis.

About 50% of American adults say that they are not getting sleep correctly. As a result, they use pharmaceutical drugs to fight sleeplessness. No doubt, the pharmaceutical industry is making huge profits by selling these sleeping pills.

These pills provide only positive effects and they are temporary. But long term usage of these sleeping pills causes severe side effects.

There is an excellent, completely natural way to fight insomnia and sleeplessness. There won’t be any side effects due to this natural remedy. Before learning about the natural remedy, it is important to learn about sleep deprivation.

Sleep Deprivation and Insomnia

Unfortunately, many people are suffering from insomnia each year. It is described as inability to sleep caused by different things like waking up in the middle of the night, waking up much earlier, problems falling asleep, or having low quality sleep.

Insomnia can be caused due to social, biological and psychological factors or only one of these factors. Hypertension, depression, anxiety, stress and medical issues are some of the main factors that cause insomnia.

But this medical condition is not the same as sleep deprivation.  Insomnia is characterized by having all the adequate resources and proper environment where an individual can sleep, but certain internal markers don’t allow that person to sleep.

Sleep deprivation can be found by insomnia, but it can also be triggered by specific external factors including physical discomfort, loud noises, bright lights etc.

Even though the main cause of sleep deprivation and insomnia are not same, they lead to the same result, i.e. lack of sleep. If you do not get sufficient amount of sleep, this practice can lead to many different uncomfortable symptoms that have a direct impact on your everyday life.

This is a short list of some of these symptoms:

  • Mood swings
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Anger and bad temper
  • Lack of concentration
  • Bad memory
  • Fatigue throughout the day
  • Reduced cognitive functions
  • Migraines and/or headaches
  • Lack of energy
  • Poor coordination
  • Nausea and digestive problems

All these symptoms should be viewed as some kind of minor problems; the fact is they can lead to many serious problems. This is especially true in cases where the individual dealing with these symptoms are involved in activities like driving, operating machinery etc.

People between the age of 40 and 60 as suffer from high risk of insomnia. In addition, women have greater chances of developing insomnia compared to men. If you notice any of the aforementioned symptoms of insomnia (especially lack of sleep), then you must perform insomnia tests.

Side Effects Associated with Sleeping Pills

Sleeping pills help people to fall asleep, at the same time, they bring many serious side effects that are much more serious than the symptoms and signs of insomnia.

In order to understand how dangerous these side effects can be, we have prepared a list of the most common side effects associated with sleeping pills:

  • Eating significantly more food or less food
  • Tingling or burning sensation in the legs or arms
  • Chronic constipation
  • Difficulty managing balance
  • Diarrhoea
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Light headedness
  • Bloating
  • Gases
  • Dry throat and mouth
  • Headache
  • Impairment
  • Heartburn
  • Mental issues associated with memory and attention
  • Shaking that cannot be controlled
  • Stomach tenderness and aches
  • Night terrors
  • General weakness.

You can face many problems due to sleeping pills. But you should think twice before using sleeping pills.

The following video will provide the needed instructions to prepare a natural nutmeg tea which can be of great help in the treatment of insomnia:

Source: Healthy Holistic Living

Other included sources linked in Healthy Holistic Living’s article:

http://www.aasmnet.org/resources/factsheets/insomnia.pdf

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/sleep/cant-sleep-insomnia-treatment.htm

http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/understanding-the-side-effects-of-sleeping-pills

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3000115/

http://home-cure.net/natural-cure-insomnia/

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