Insomnia is a relatively common medical condition that is usually manifested by a disorder of sleep. It is estimated that about 20% of the world’s population suffers from some form of sleep disorder. The word “insomnia” comes from the Latin word which literally means “no sleep”. This symptom can cause serious problems if it lasts for extended periods of time. It practically consumes people’s time, health and energy.
Insomnia can take different forms:
- Difficulties with falling asleep
- Difficulties with staying asleep
- Waking up too early or
- The inability to rest after sleep
According to recent surveys half of the world’s population has at least one symptom of insomnia at least a few times each week. Unfortunately, the primary complications don’t arise from insomnia itself, but rather as a result of everything that accumulates afterwards, like mood disorders and lack of concentration. All of these have a serious impact on ones working abilities and make everyday communication into a troublesome barrier in leading a normal life.
Good news is that this disorder can be cured. The core of the problem usually lies in factors that directly affect and disrupt ones sleep. Those can be stress, a poor diet and careless lifestyle, or even living in an unhealthy environment.
With time, the thought of peaceful immersion into dream land can start to seem unreal. Due to that, consultations with a doctor are inevitable, but be cautious. Inform yourself well about insomnia types and variations, before you decide to take sleeping pills. Although the situation might seem too desperate, try to keep composed. Pill and chemicals should always be the last solution, as they cause additional negative effects on your body with long term use and you are prone to become addicted to them.
Don’t lose hope. There are always great alternative ways to solve disorders of this type. You might want to start with anything that helps combat stress and its consequences. Here is a useful list:
- Sport activities
- Spending more time outdoors
- Tai chi
- Breathing exercises
In fact, anything that helps you return to your natural, spiritual roots can help you fight insomnia. Take a moment and answer these questions:
- Do you only think about the material things in life?
- Do you smile enough?
- Do you eat healthy?
- Have you forgotten your childhood dream?
- Do you think ever think about what really makes you happy?
All of these are clues that will help you determine what is causing your insomnia and how to battle the disorder. There is always a natural and healthy remedy for stress-imposed problems. And if you want to inform yourself more and make the first step to rehabilitation, make sure to check this amazing book out: The Amazing Healing Power of Kitchari: Weight Loss, Detox and Rejuvenation.