What is Insomnia?
If you consistently have problems falling into a peaceful slumber., then you owe it to your body to address the causes and minimise the risk.
No matter how tired., those who suffer from insomnia will find the moment they set their head on the pillow., their brain tunes out sleep and tunes into anything and everything that is troubling them. Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep and acquire the necessary amount of sleep to wake up refreshed and clear headed. Insomnia is defined by the quality of ones sleep not entirely by the number of hours slept.
Insomnia can be helped ., much of which can be done through lifestyle and dietary alterations.
Causes of Insomnia
Ok, so what is bothering you. I’m sure you know. After all… its keeping you up at night. Its on your mind. Emotional issues, account for half of all insomnia cases – this includes…..,heartache, stress, anxiety, depression. Daytime habits also play a role in insomnia causes. Sleep routines should be consistent. This is where “routine” assigns a specific time each night. A time that your body melds with., expects, responds and provides – all the regenerative bliss that comes with it. So – what is stopping you from keeping to that desirable Sleep Routine? Take a personal inventory. Is it your living situation, work schedule, physical health or children? Try to identify all possible causes of your insomnia.
Questions to ask yourself- Insomnia Treatment starts with Identifying the Cause
What is your major cause of stress right now ?
Are you overwhelmed and broken?
Are you depressed or feeling hopeless ?
Do your inside thoughts indicate feelings of anxiety or worry?
Have you recently experienced something traumatic?
Are you taking any sleep medications?
Do you have any health problems that could possibly be interfering with your sleep?
Would you consider your sleep environment quiet and comfortable?
Are you spending some time out in sunlight during the day and in darkness at night?
Do you have a sleep routine ?
Symptoms of insomnia:
Experiencing difficulty falling asleep., even when tired.
Clinical Studies / References:
Frequent waking during the night
Experiencing difficulty falling back asleep when woken
Dependency on sleeping pills or alcohol to sleep
Clumsy, Disoriented Behaviour
Lack of focus during the day
Review the clinical studies and references pertaining to Insomnia and the Endocannabinoid System.