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3 Tips to Beat Insomnia. From Discovery to Recovery!

Aug 27, 2008
There is really no exclusive insomnia cure. There are many different treatments available that you can test . As you access these treatments one or more may be a possible insomnia cure for you. It might be a case a few test runs as you try out these treatments to find the best insomnia cure for you. But I assure you, you will be satisfied in the long run as you are rewarded with a good nights sleep.

Decisions, Decisions.

Before you are able to puzzle out the insomnia cure for yourself, it would be advisable to learn what your options are. Its as you learn what alternatives you have available, you are then better able to make a wise decision regarding the best insomnia cure.

Before you "dive into" pills or products a simple lifestyle change may be all that is required.

1. Jetsam the Junk Food.

I will take the food pyramid as the example. The bottom tier will have fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain bread and cereals which will be eaten in abundance. Doctors suggest eating food that is high in carbohydrate prior to sleep. Examples of these are bread and crackers. Don't forget the 8 glasses water daily. There should be very little consumption of fatty foods, sugar and other unhealthy foods which are in the top tier. Fruit juice e.g. cranberry and carrot juice are very beneficial.

2. Walk the Dog!

Studies show that people who exercise with moderate intensity for a half hour in the morning fall asleep easier and sleep better. When there is physical exercise your core body temperatures and adrenaline levels are increased. 5 or 6 hours after exercise hormone levels drop, therefore it would be more advantageous to partake in exercise in the afternoon or early evening. The drop in hormone levels will aid in promoting a good sleep.

If after making the appropriate life style changes and you are still having not much success in finding an insomnia cure there are other alternatives you might want to consider.

1. A Quick Fix! But that is O.K.!

You will need to get a prescription from your doctor for sleeping tablets. Your doctor will give you a complete physical check,perform routine tests and from there decide what is going to be the best for your insomnia. Sleeping tablets are used when simple measures are not enough, and lack of sleep is affecting your health. They should be used to get back to a normal sleeping pattern. People experiencing lack of sleep as a result of an acute crisis may find sleeping tablets effective as a short term remedy. Sleeping tablets are not the best way to help with sleep problems because you can get addicted to them, and they often stop working if you take them regularly.
Some of the side affects are:

* headaches,

* dry mouth.

* weight gain, to name a few.

Because of the side effects many people shy away from medication as they feel the side effects are not worth the gains they might get in taking the tablets.
About the Author
Lynn Zingel is the author and editor of www.sleep4sure.com For tips and techniques on how to change your sleep patterns and have energy plus, visit my site. Browse my site for more information on insomnia, sleep disorders and insomnia treatments
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