Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling asleep, frequently waking up during sleep, walking during the night and being unable to return to sleep, or waking up early without having enough sleep. Causes of insomnia can be either biological, psychological or social factors. Some of the contributing factors of Insomnia include life events like fear, stress, anxiety, and work problems, the use of psychoactive drugs, hormonal imbalance, mental disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder or schizophrenia, medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular diseases etc. There are three types of Insomnia – Transient Insomnia (lasts less than a week), Acute Insomnia (inability to sleep well for less than a month), Chronic Insomnia (lasts longer than a month, and can be either the primary disorder or it can be caused by another disorder). Insomnia usually occurs in middle-aged or older adults, and statistically, more women suffer from insomnia than men.

Causes of insomnia can be either biological, psychological or social factors. Some of the contributing factors of Insomnia include life events like fear, stress, anxiety, and work problems, the use of psychoactive drugs, hormonal imbalance, mental disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder or schizophrenia, medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular diseases etc. There are three types of Insomnia – Transient Insomnia (lasts less than a week), Acute Insomnia (inability to sleep well for less than a month), Chronic Insomnia (lasts longer than a month, and can be either the primary disorder or it can be caused by another disorder). Insomnia usually occurs in middle-aged or older adults, and statistically, more women suffer from insomnia than men.

There are three types of Insomnia – Transient Insomnia (lasts less than a week), Acute Insomnia (inability to sleep well for less than a month), Chronic Insomnia (lasts longer than a month, and can be either the primary disorder or it can be caused by another disorder). Insomnia usually occurs in middle-aged or older adults, and statistically, more women suffer from insomnia than men.

Insomnia causes many different unpleasant symptoms that have negative effects on our everyday life. Some of the symptoms include fatigue, moodiness, anger, headaches or migraines, upset stomach, fatigue during the daytime, lack of concentration, poor memory, lack of coordination etc.

Today, around 30% of American adults suffer from insomnia, which means that almost 1 in 3 of every American adult is not sleeping enough. In addition, 50% of USA citizens are complaining about the lack of sleep, regardless of an insomnia diagnoses. In order to fix insomnia, many Americans decide to take sleeping pills. Even though these pharmaceuticals are helpful in the short-term, they can cause some serious problems in the form of side effects.

Here are some of the side effects:

·         Burning or tingling in limbs
·         Changes in appetite
·         Constipation
·         Diarrhea
·         Lack of body balance
·         Dizziness
·         Daytime drowsiness
·         Dry mouth and throat
·         Flatulence
·         Headache
·         Heartburn
·         Lack of memory
·         Stomach pai
·         Uncontrollable shaking
·         Weakness

IS THERE A BETTER SOLUTION FOR INSOMNIA THAN SLEEPING PILLS?

Luckily for us, nutmeg is a great natural cure for insomnia. It is a great source of myristicin, a natural organic compound that prevents the release of enzymes that cause stress, which is one of the main factors that causes insomnia. Nutmeg is also a natural sedative. We recommend you to mix one-quarter of a teaspoon of nutmeg powder with one cup of water. Drink the mixture an hour before going to bed in order to have a quality sleep. Other natural solutions that promote good sleep are cumin seeds, celery, poppy seeds, sesame oil, honey, lemon balm tea, and fenugreek leaves.

Source: Best Healthy Guide