Most people have suffered with sleepless nights at some stage in their life. One or two nights without sleep doesn’t affect a normally healthy person that much. It’s the tendency to insomnia that can have such a dramatic affect on people’s lives.
There are multiple causes for chronic sleeplessness. Probably as many as there are sufferers. Some of these include:
- chronic pain
- anxiety, worry or stress about some aspect of your life
- regular bad dreams or nightmares which wake you and then you are unable to settle
- a child or other dependent with the same problem for various reasons
- hot flushes in the menopause
- apnoea which wakes you as you fall asleep
- around the full or new moon
the list can be endless.
When the sleepless nights become regular, the ensuing fatigue can badly affect your concentration and so your ability to function safely.
Most people first reach for sleeping pills to alleviate their insomnia. Whilst it is possible to get some sleep under their effect, you usually wake up feeling drugged, as indeed you have been. These do nothing to address the cause of the problem and can have a deleterious affect on your long term health, especially that of your liver.
Sleep clinics can help some people, but again rarely address the cause of your problem. Counting sheep may help some, but no everyone. Relaxation cds can be useful for those who find it difficult to fall asleep from worry, but again, they don’t help everyone. A glass of wine can help a stressed person relax after a hard day, but may not be a good idea depending on your daily occupation.
As a homeopath, I consider homeopathy has the best natural insomnia solutions, because it works by addressing the cause of the problem and by your individual expressions of problems with sleeping.
Chronic insomnia can be expressed in people in various ways. Such as:
- the inability to fall asleep
- waking every night at the same time
- the need to visit the bathroom, then unable to fall back into sleep
- inability to relax and unwind at the end of the day
- endless thoughts that go round and round
again the causes and expressions are endless.
A competent homeopath tries to identify when the sleepless nights started. This information, together with how you experience it, all go towards finding the most appropriate homeopathic treatment for you. With a good match, not only will your sleeping problems reduce (to disappear in time), you will also experience other benefits. Generally, life becomes easier, less stressful.
Good homeopathic treatment works by unravelling your accumulated hurts, traumas and stresses, that may be the reason behind so many ailments. This can take time, but progress should be obvious along the way.