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What is the cure for Insomnia? AnxietyPanda Investigates!

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When you have insomnia, you will not experience the vitalizing benefits of a good nights rest, but you may rather find yourself walking around in a daze and feeling as if you are still dreaming. You may find yourself asking: ” What is the cure for insomnia? I need my rest!”

There are few things better than waking up after a good, quality night’s sleep. You feel energized and relaxed and your body is rejuvenated and ready for the day ahead.

If you are experiencing Insomnia, please don’t feel worried. It is not an illness. Insomnia is absolutely treatable and there are many ways to cure this condition.

Insomnia is a well-known side effect of anxiety, but also be aware that, vice-versa, Insomnia can also cause anxiety! So it’s best to get help and the correct treatment for both conditions, sooner rather than later!

Let’s jump right in and take a look at the different alternatives you have at your disposal.

What is the cure for Insomnia? A Panda’s Guide

What is the cure for Insomnia? Is it treatable? How can I cure my insomnia?What is the cure for insomnia?

Have you asked yourself any of these questions?

Look no further for the answers! AnxietyPanda will expose you to all the options you have available to choose from. You can apply these treatments on their own, or combine them for more powerful effects. The possibilities are endless and really only depend on what your body and mind will respond best to.

Self Care

Always remember to look after yourself first.

The first thing you will need to do will be to develop healthy sleeping habits and rituals. Try to go to bed at the same time every night and avoid stimulants such as coffee and alcohol, or watching television for at least an hour before bedtime. Instead, why not wind down with a relaxing cup of chamomile tea and snuggle up in bed with your favorite book (or panda) before drifting off the dream land?

Make sure that the room you sleep in is nice and dark. Wear an eye mask if you have to. Try to sleep in a room that is the least exposed to outside noise pollution. Many people like to wear earplugs or earphones and fall asleep listening to relaxing meditation music or healing mantras.Love yourself

Another form of self-care is applying the use of natural medicines, although AnxietyPanda highly recommends that you consult with a qualified herbalist or doctor and read the pamphlets or directions on the packaging carefully before starting any self-treatment.

There are so many natural ways that you can apply to your day to day life which will help ease your stress and anxieties and in the process get rid of your insomnia as well! And, it doesn’t have to cost you a cent! Something as simple as a 20minute walk in the park or out in the forest on a regular basis will do wonders for both your mental and physical health. Learning to relax and improving your meditation skills will also do wonders to calm your mind and prepare it for sleep.

Assisted Care

You don’t have to go at this alone.

If you have insomnia, you may benefit from therapies such as cognitive behavioral, and light therapies.

Cognitive behavioral therapy will consist of you talking through your fears and anxieties and daily woes. Together with your therapist, you will be able to work through these thoughts and behaviors, which will have a positive impact on your insomnia.

AnxietyPanda has found a FREE and open access website that provides free CBT treatment for your insomnia online:

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You can also ask your doctor about the Digital Program called Sleepio. It comes highly recommended by New Scientist as a very effective therapy that will not only help your insomnia but also assist with any anxiety, depression or paranoia you may experience.

Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, exposes you to bright, artificial light that mimics sunlight. This is useful to those of you who suffer from seasonal “blues” due to cloudy skies. This form of therapy is safe to use even on children. The point is to receive daily bright light therapy in order to reset your biological clock. There are quite a variety of “bright light” devices out there. Consult with your doctor to see which one will work best for you.

Pharmaceuticals

No!

AnxietyPanda does not recommend the use of any form of medication unless absolutely necessary. It may work faster than going the natural way, but it is much more dangerous and usually comes with many side-effects or possible negative reactions to certain drugs.

Medications for insomnia may include sedatives, antidepressants or anti anxiety medications and even antihistamines. These should only be prescribed by a medical professional.

Professionals

There are qualified people out there who are helping others to cure their insomnia. As obvious as this may sound, people with insomnia often forget that this type of treatment is available to them. Although Insomnia is not a disease, per se, that doesn’t mean that a medical professional will not be able to help you get back to normal and healthy sleeping patterns.

Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, or even your local Primary care providers are all qualified and trained in ways that will assist you in curing your insomnia. They will also help you to make a decision as to which treatment option will work best for you and your specific condition.

What will NOT cure your Insomnia? A common misconception explained

Say No to Drugs!

Contrary to popular belief, sleeping pills will NOT cure your insomnia. It must merely be seen as a coping mechanism while being in the process of curing your insomnia with some other form of treatment.

Be very careful of becoming dependent on sleeping pills though, as it may even increase your insomnia in the long run! Only turn to them as an absolute last resort and only as needed. You will make a much longer lasting impact and difference by making a few lifestyle changes and treating your insomnia the natural way.

The quality of sleep that you have when you’re on these drugs is not the same as normal, naturalistic sleep. They’re classified as “sedative hypnotics,” so the drugs actually just sedate you — and sedation is not sleep. ~ Matt Walker

Did you know that sleeping pills is a cause of Cancer? Scary, right?

 

Curing Insomnia – Resources and Information

In the technology filled environment we live in today, it is easy to find many resources and information at your disposal to help you with almost any problem. Be cautious, though, and always consult with a medical professional when you are considering self-treatment. Of course, just reading and consuming large chunks of information about your condition can do no harm. By educating yourself, you will be able to make informed decisions, together with your practitioner of choice, towards choosing the most effective cure and treatment for your anxiety.

In this interesting article, How to Cure Insomnia Without Medication, you will find valuable information and insights from qualified professionals on everyday questions about insomnia.

For step-by-step instructions (with pictures), read How to Cure Insomnia from WikiHow.

For an interesting study on the use of a placebo as treatment, read Insomnia Cure Research 2017: Placebo Treats Sleep Problems As Well As Neurofeedback

zZZz – Sleep Tight – zZZz

Don’t let insomnia rule your life and take away from your much-needed sleep! Take the necessary steps NOW to start your road to healthy sleeping patterns. You don’t have to feel like a zombie or walk around feeling that you are outside of reality. There is a variety of cures available, as you have seen by reading this article, to suit each individual’s different needs and circumstances. Most importantly, always remember that QUALITY trumps QUANTITY and you want to make sure that you practice healthy sleeping habits by making sure that your bedroom is your sanctuary and by trying to stick to a schedule – go to bed at the same time, and wake up at the same time, every day.

We hope that you have found this article useful and that you will soon be on the road to healthy sleeping and better health – both physical and mental.

Please leave your questions or feedback to help further answer “What is the cure for Insomnia?” in the comment section below. Let us know what other insomnia treatments you are aware of and what has or hasn’t worked for you!

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  1. This is a very interesting post. My husband was struggling with insomnia a few years back from a mix of stress at work and our daughter waking at night. He would fall asleep easily but if he woke in the night then that was it. He was awake sometimes from 2 or 3am. He went to see his GP and they gave him a week of sleeping pills. He used them for two nights and then stopped and his insomnia returned. It was an awful time. He tried meditation in the end using audio and it seemed to work for a while. It eventually went away when he switched jobs. If it ever happens again I will be pointing to this page. Lots of useful information here.

    • Thanks for sharing your story, Vicki!
      It’s quite scary how much of an effect our jobs can have on us. All that stress on a daily basis, plus the stress of not getting enough quality sleep all just snowballs into a not so great experience…
      AnxietyPanda is really glad that your husband was able to cure his insomnia and hope that he will have many happy years at his new job!

  2. Cathy Cathy

    Hi. This is an eye opening article to read. I have been having insomnia for couple months now and it’s affecting my quality of life. I got up tired and become really sluggish at work.

    I’ve been trying all sorts of things non-medicated like meditation and chamomile tea to no avail, but you pointed out something I’ve yet to try – a dark room. Changing to a blackout curtain may do the trick. Just need to know where to get them. Thanks for tip!

    • AnxietyPanda AnxietyPanda

      Thank you so much for your comment.

      AnxietyPanda suggests that you continue with the meditation and chamomile tea! Here is a link to some Blackout Curtains available on Amazon.   As an alternative, you can also get an eyemask, which is a more cost-effective option 🙂

  3. TYP TYP

    Yes, I agreed a good sleep is important for our well being. Your suggestion of not drinking coffee before sleep is good advise for me as I am a heavy coffee drinker … better for me to cut down my coffee drink.
    Also, I like to use natural ways of solving any problem. Your suggestion to listen music, stop watching TV before sleep, doing meditation, walking in the park…. give me some very good ideas. I am going to apply it this week and see how it goes with my sleeping problem.

    • AnxietyPanda AnxietyPanda

      Thank you so much for your comment! 

      AnxietyPanda really hopes that these suggestions will work for you! Please, do let us know how it went 😀

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