“The clock said 3:00 a.m., and I still couldn’t fall asleep. I’d been tossing and turning in bed for hours but not sleeping. Whenever I closed my eyes, I saw an endless stream of images. It felt like my brain didn’t want to stop working,” says a patient with insomnia.
The 33-year-old woman was annoyed, distressed, and constantly tired, and she didn’t know how much longer she could go on like this. Finally, she decided to see a doctor. After ruling out a serious medical cause, the doctor prescribed medication to help her rest. It wasn’t a perfect solution, but it helped her get her life back on track.
Medications for insomnia are better today and are no longer addictive. But there are no “miracle cures” for insomnia that you can take forever. Insomnia, especially chronic insomnia, is a sign from your body that something is wrong.
If you ignore insomnia, your physical health will deteriorate. The same goes for your mental health. You won’t be as efficient at work as you used to be, and you’ll be in a bad mood all day, even with your friends and loved ones. To stay healthy, you need to rest and eat a balanced diet. On the other hand, you will feel like you’ve been hit by a truck if you don’t get enough sleep.
Insomnia is a silent disease that doesn’t allow the body and mind to function normally. Lack of energy, lack of concentration, and the tendency to other conditions are all related to the fact that you’ve been unable to sleep regularly and restfully.
Some experts believe that insomnia is directly related to stress, regardless of the patient’s age.
Everyone suffers from stress in some form or another. And the way stress is handled determines whether and how much it affects sleep patterns. Try stress reduction exercises like yoga, tai chi, or meditation. How you handle stress has a positive effect on your fight against insomnia.
Some free tips will surprise you with how well they work.