What Is Insomnia? Treatment for Mild and Severe Insomnia
Mild or severe insomnia is a common sleeping disorder in which you have difficulty in sleeping or have disturbed asleep. However, many people remain unaware of the behavioral and remedial measures available for curing insomnia.
Insomnia can range from mild to severe, depending on how often it occurs and how long it continues. An estimated 30 to 50 per cent of the general population is affected by acute insomnia, and 10 per cent have chronic insomnia.
We suggest "Capsules of Yoga" for people who cannot find time i.e Doses of 5 minutes of Yoga as and when time permits. Just like a medicine capsule they work wonders on specific issues when done repeatedly. Our inexpensive, two month personalized program provides monthly consultations with unlimited phone support for effective, long term natural relief.
There are several natural cures for insomnia.
- Valerian, a herb, which is an over-the-counter insomnia remedy in Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, France, and Italy.
- Melatonin, a hormone which is naturally found in the body.
- Kava, a herb, which is ideal for curing anxiety-related problems.
- Aromatherapy, the English Lavender scent used as a folk remedy to help people fall asleep.
- Proper diet, containing carbohydrates and magnesium rich foods. Caffeine and sweets should be avoided.
Apart from the above, there are other natural cures for insomnia such as, light, music, acupuncture, relaxation techniques etc.
Yoga is a combination of meditation, deep breathing and stretching which helps to beat stress, relaxes the mind and get better sleep at night. Yoga works well even in people suffering from severe insomnia.
Causes of Insomnia
- Stress at work place
- Excessive or unpleasant noise
- Presence of an acute illness or hospitalization
- Menopause and hot flashes
- An overactive thyroid
- Conditions that make it hard to breathe, such as asthma and heart failure
- Uncomfortable room temperature (too hot or too cold)
Symptoms of Insomnia
- Causes Vehicle accidents because of fatigued, sleep-deprived drivers.
- Poor concentration and ability to focus.
- Problems with retention or memory.
- Irritability and impaired social interaction.
- Sleepiness during the day.
Yoga breathingThis breathing is said to alter brainwave patterns, improving anxiety and response to stress.
Deep breathing with folding handsHelps us to be calm and stay relaxed all day and also helps us to have an undisturbed sleep at night.
Neck Exercises (4 kinds)These exercises strengthen the neck muscles and relieve neck pain since neck troubles may sometimes give rise to disturbed sleep.
Back arching and toe touchingDo this back exercise religiously for a comfortable sleep at night.
Surya Namaskar Best to practice in the morning as it relieves stiffness and revitalises the body and also refreshes the mind.
Gomukhasana Stretches each part of the body and makes it flexible; also it relieves of tiredness and refreshes the mind.
Suryaved PranayamHas a good impact on the mind and body.
MeditationEssential for each of us for a healthy mind and body.
Sabasana Mandatory for every asana to be followed by this relaxation posture.