Ever since I can remember I have suffered from minor health issues that without being life threatening, have made my everyday life challenging at times. From chronic headaches to chronic inexplicable fatigue to bad knees, to arthritis. Like everybody else I have had my share of prescription drugs with varying degrees of success. Without discrediting the value of pharmaceutical drugs, I prefer to use them only when it is absolutely necessary. Otherwise, I look for more wholistic approaches that address the root of the imbalances in the body rather than treat the symptoms.
Now that I am in my fifties insomnia has gradually become a problem, and anyone who has trouble sleeping would agree with me that it is nerve wracking and exhausting to go about your day after having had little or no sleep at night. As a full time teacher that needs to keep high maintenance teenagers engaged and focused, it is imperative that I am in the right state of mind to conduct my classes. When I cannot sleep enough hours, the next day I am a walking zombie with a very bad temper not to mention that my productivity level drops at least forty percent.
Insomnia is one of several sleep disorders. It may be caused by stress, illness, physical or emotional discomfort, changes in the environment, medications or disturbances in the regular sleep schedule. It can be chronic or occasional with fluctuations in the duration and frequency of episodes.
More than half of the world adult population suffers from some form of stress related insomnia. And In a desperate attempt to deal with their lack of sleep and the anxiety associated with it, most people turn to over the counter or prescription drugs in order to find a fast acting solution. But more often than not, these drugs worsen the problem and may have adverse effects.
This is the reason why I decided to create a website with information for people who have trouble sleeping and want to find alternatives to habit forming drugs. Sometimes being able to sleep might be as simple as getting the right mattress but more often than not, it may require other adjustments to our daily habits. Whatever the case might be, I hope you can find here a good starting point to get back a restful night sleep without putting your health at risk.