How to get rid of insomnia? Tips for a peaceful sleep

Sleep has many benefits on the human body. Rest strengthens the immune system, improves memory, performance, help maintain body weight, combat stress etc. However, several statistics show that every third person in the world suffers regularly from sleep disorders; insomnia increasingly is becoming a common disease.

Insomnia is characterized by having trouble falling asleep and can manifest itself in many forms: restless sleep, multiple awakenings during the night, total lack of sleep.

Adverse health consequences of insomnia may be weakening of the immunity system, memory problems, drowsiness and fatigue during the day. In some cases, insomnia may even cause diabetes, hypertension or hyperthyroidism occurred on a background of endocrine disorders.

The main cause of insomnia is represented by stress and environmental factors: light or noise, uncomfortable bed, unsuitable room temperature etc. Doctors recommend several pieces of advice to help prevent or at least reduce the frequency of insomnia:

- Avoid drinking coffee, tea or energy drinks, especially before bedtime;

- Choose to go to sleep at the same hour everyday;

- Go to bed as soon as you see the first signs of drowsiness;

- Protect yourself from light and noise during sleep;

- Keep the bedroom temperature 18-20 degrees;

- Avoid watching TV before bed.

Insomnia determines many people to seek medical help. Usually the specialist determines the cause of insomnia and prescribes appropriate treatment. Sleeping pills are most often recommended if having sleeping disorders. These drugs should only be taken with doctor’s indication, because they often solve the problem temporarily, and if taken often, can become addictive.