For treatment was as harmless as possible, in parallel with sleeping pills, OTC drugs are often prescribed, which can reduce the dose of potent drugs, such as Soma or Ambien. In this case, the patient can safely reduce the dosage of the main drug by half, replacing the second half with harmless treatment. This will not worsen the result.
Periodic sleep disturbances are common. But insomnia, that is, inability to sleep or frequent awakening during the night, is not just unpleasant, it is a negative influence on the work of the whole organism. For an example, there are some ways of struggle against sleeplessness.
Melatonin supplements are widely used to treat sleep disorders.
Drugs with melatonin are often prescribed by doctors when insomnia is caused by a decrease in the level of melatonin, for example, with aging, depression, sleep delayed syndrome, biorhythm disorder due to long-distance flight, and so on.
Regular meditation can improve the quality of your sleeping process and its effect by making breathing slower and lowering the stress level. Meditation is based on concentration on an object, as well as on breathing techniques and sounds.
The fragrance of the lavender since ancient times was used as a folk remedy for insomnia. Of all the essential oils, it has the most powerful soothing effect, and in addition, prolongs the time of sleep, makes it deeper, and in the morning, a person feels vigorous. Lavender has a stronger effect on women (perhaps because women have a more developed sense of smell).
Limit the use of caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. All of them can cause insomnia.
Eat less sugar. To sleep, you can have a snack, for example, a whole-grain cracker that contains carbohydrates.
Eat foods rich in magnesium, because magnesium is a natural sedative. Magnesium deficiency can cause not only insomnia but also constipation, convulsions, irritability, anxiety and pain.
Valerian is a herbal remedy that is to be brewed as a tea or taken as an additive to relieve tension, irritability, sleep improvement. And all because it acts as a sedative.
It is believed that valerian affects one of the most calming neurotransmitters in our body – gamma-aminobutyric acid. It relieves muscle spasms and is effective for menstrual pain.
Valerian should be taken one hour before bedtime – the standard dosage is 450 mg. What is interesting (and not paradoxical) – some studies show that sleep improves even in those who took a “dummy”, that is, a placebo. But in the afternoon valerian causes undesirable drowsiness. Be careful!
Chamomile is a plant that reduces muscle tension, improves digestion, reduces anxiety and improves sleep.
Drink a cup of chamomile tea after dinner. But not too late, or in the middle of the night you will have to get up to go to the toilet. At insomnia, use hops, passionflowers, ashwagandha and other herbs.
Thus, you can halve the dosage of powerful drugs and, therefore, the risk of getting side effects.