Why Isn't There a Cure for Insomnia?

Posted by Ed 39 days ago
Story at a Glance:

•Proper sleep is one of the most important things for our health, and when it is disrupted, many severe issues consistently emerge (e.g., heart attacks, psychiatric illnesses, car accidents, fatigue, diabetes, cognitive impairment, or dementia).

•Unfortunately, poor sleep is an epidemic throughout our society. This is in part due to the importance of sleep not being understood (e.g., sleep is essential for learning yet educational programs like medical training sleep deprive students) and in part due to the fact the existing sleeping pills are sedatives which block the brain’s ability to have healthy sleep.

•In 1964, a sleeping medication hit the market that was remarkably effective for a variety of conditions (including insomnia) and hence profoundly improved the health of its recipients. Because it threatened so many different drug markets, once it reached America in 1990, the FDA in collusion with the media launched a ten-year take down of it, which in many regards was almost identical to what they did to ivermectin. It was successful, and very few people are even aware that this drug exists or that the many of sleeping disorders we face are easily treatable.

•In this article, we will review the data that illustrates the harms of poor sleep, the common causes of poor sleep, and the most effective treatments we have found for sleeping disorders that are still available to the public.

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Ed 39 days ago
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Charting the most cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and marshalling his decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood and energy levels, regulate hormones, prevent cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes, slow the effects of aging, and increase longevity. He also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night's sleep every night.  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34466963-why-we-sleep

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jackie2024 9 days ago
have you tried getting sunlight early in the day to align with your bodys circadian rhythm? getting sunlight and exercising early in the morning helps me

i also take supplements such as magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin d which also helps me sleep. ive also been taking this antiaging supplement the past 3 months called NMN which also improved my sleep quality. i buy from this hong kong brand called PlusLongevity, you can try it out to see if that helps


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tiffanyl 3 days ago
My 5 Steps to Better Sleep - Cure Insomnia
Insomnia has always been my biggest issue, even from childhood. I always experienced sleepless nights. It directly affects my mental wellness and physical health. Fall short and it can take a serious toll on my daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance, and even my weight. Yet many of us regularly toss and turn at night, struggling to get the sleep we need.
Getting a good night’s sleep may seem like an impossible goal when you’re wide awake at 3 a.m., but you have much more control over the quality of your sleep than you probably realize. Just as the way you feel during your waking hours often hinges on how well you sleep at night, so the cure for sleep difficulties can often be found in your daily routine.
Unhealthy daytime habits and lifestyle choices can leave you tossing and turning at night and adversely affect your mood, brain and heart health, immune system, creativity, vitality, and weight. But by experimenting with the following tips, you can enjoy better sleep at night, boost your health, and improve how you think and feel during the day.
1. Get up at a fixed time every day
Weekends are a good time to supplement sleep, but people suffering from insomnia should develop the habit of getting up at the same time every day, allowing the brain to adjust the sleep cycle to improve mood and sleep quality, and know when to complete the sleep process and when you should be ready to get up.
2. Reduce caffeine intake
Need a cup of coffee to wake yourself up? Caffeine raises adrenaline and blocks sleep-inducing chemicals in the brain. It is a powerful stimulant. Its impact on the human body can last up to 24 hours and disrupt sleep that night. Moreover, it may lead to cognitive and emotional disorders the next day. People naturally tend to drink coffee or energy drinks in an attempt to make themselves more awake, which results in a vicious circle.
3. Avoid using electronic products before sleeping
Most people have their electronic devices all the time. Laptops, tablet computers, TVs and phones, these electronic products emit short-wave blue light. In fact, sunlight also contains a high concentration of blue light. When the retina is exposed to light, it will stop secreting melatonin that induces sleep.. It is conceivable that when using mobile phones and tablets before sleeping, you will be exposed to blue light which will interfere with your ability to fall asleep and affect the sleep cycle.
4. Stop working at night
Sometimes people have to work late. Working at night keeps the brain in a stimulating and alert state, and it is really difficult to fall asleep at night. We should try to avoid working at night, especially avoid using electronic products, and to relax ourselves and reduce worries by doing meditation, sleep yoga, breathing exercise, or simply listening to relaxing music.
5. Regular exercise
Maintaining regular exercise habits can improve your sleep quality and help you to relax. At the same time, exercise stimulates the body's muscles and makes the body in a state of excitement. Therefore, you must complete the exercise three hours before going to bed to slowly relax your body. Although exercise is not recommended before going to bed, proper yoga exercises every night can stretch your muscles, calm your mind, help you fall asleep, and improve sleep quality.
Finally, if you are experiencing a serious insomnia issue, you may consider seeking professional counselling as it may be related to your stress or other emotional issues, which you need to manage and cure. I tried counselling at Solacetree Counselling before and they really help me to cure my insomnia. You can check out its website: www.solacetree.com

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