Treatment of insomnia
What is dangerous about insomnia?
Insomnia is a time bomb in your body. Starting with difficulties falling asleep and short-term sleep disorders, it leads you to nervous and physical exhaustion, causes severe Central nervous system disorders, depression, psychosis, and increases the risk of developing dangerous diseases (heart attack, stroke). Insomnia significantly reduces the quality of your life, causes apathy, increased fatigue and irritability. You may have problems with memory, decrease physical and mental activity, which will negatively affect your professional activities.
The main danger of insomnia is the development of anxiety and panic disorders against the background of lack of sleep, which leads to a significant deterioration in the quality of life and problems in the social and labor spheres.
What happens if you don't treat it?
In most cases, insomnia leads to severe complications that pose a real threat to your health. Among these complications:
- Memory loss
- Raised sweating
- Dry mouth
- Panic attack
- Treatment of Insomnia
- Depressive disorder
According to medical research, the rate of development of these pathologies and complications has been growing rapidly in recent years.
If you do not take urgent measures or use ineffective treatment, then powerful pathological processes will inevitably start in your body, which will lead to the development of severe mental and somatic disorders, problems in communicating at work and with relatives, a decrease in mental abilities and a deterioration in the quality of life.
Medications for insomnia
Medications for insomnia have a pronounced effect and, unlike the above remedies, are recommended only if you have time for a full sleep. They are not recommended if you need to Wake up at night and they are strictly forbidden to take them if you may have to drive in the next few hours.
Super Important! Take these medications for children or during pregnancy strictly after consulting a doctor.
Rozerem (Rozerem)-a new pharmaceutical development that affects the normalization of sleep-Wake mode and does not cause depression of the Central nervous system. The drug is approved by specialists for long-term use, does not cause dependence and is recommended for everyone who has problems with falling asleep.
Ambien or Ambien CR helps you sleep for half an hour. It belongs to the class of sleeping pills and is prescribed by a doctor. Intended exclusively for short-term use (no more than 10 days), it helps to get rid of frequent night awakenings, restless sleep, and early morning awakening.
Lunesta also helps you fall asleep in a short time, with sleep lasting at least 7-8 hours. Therefore, it is not recommended to use it if you are not sure that you can sleep the specified amount of time. Otherwise, when you stop sleeping, you will feel lethargic, broken, and tired.
Sonata is a new generation drug. It is quickly eliminated from the body, which makes it possible to take it even at 2 am after trying to fall asleep on your own, and in the morning you will not experience any side effects, such as drowsiness or lethargy.
Zolpidem helps you fall asleep within 11-30 minutes after taking the pill. It is prescribed for insomnia that is episodic and caused by emotional stress, changes in working hours or changing time zones. It does not accumulate in the body, its half-life is no more than 2.5 hours, while its high concentration in the blood remains about 8 hours. The use of the drug may be accompanied by undesirable side effects such as headache, drowsiness," hangover effect " and obsessions. Also, it can become addictive.
Zaleplon, unlike Zolpidem, does not give a "hangover effect" and its use does not lead to psychomotor disorders and memory impairment. It is well tolerated by the body. The main side effect is a possible headache, which may increase depending on the dose of the drug. When using Zaleplon, you should follow a certain diet that excludes fat-rich food, since this can negatively affect the absorption of the drug.
In some cases, insomnia is one of the symptoms of depression and therefore sedative antidepressants can be used to get rid of it.
For example, the Italian drug Trittico has both an antidepressant and sedative effects. Tablets are taken half an hour before meals, washed down with plenty of water. They should not be combined with the use of alcoholic beverages and engaging in dangerous activities, such as driving vehicles and other mechanisms.
Treatment of insomnia with herbs
Herbs for insomnia are familiar to physicians since the time of Hippocrates. The world-famous ancient healer used to treat this disease – sleep-grass. Today, despite the many chemically synthesized drugs, the treatment of which is based on herbs for insomnia remains one of the most popular ways to combat the disease.
In the absence of sleep help such herbs from insomnia as: