Know When It’s Time To Start Taking A Sleep Aide
Sometimes our minds just won’t turn off at night. Your body is ready for bed, but your mind wants to go over the day’s events. Quite often this can happen when you are stressed, fatigued or carrying around a lot of anxiety. So when should you reach for a supplement or sleep aid to help you get rest?
Identify The Reason For Your Sleeplessness
Lack of sleep can be caused by all sorts of different reasons. Medications for illnesses not related to sleep can often make you restless. People who work the night shift can often find it hard to sleep, as well as people who travel a lot for work. You should talk to your doctor about your specific sleep symptoms.
When To Use A Sleep Aid
A sleep aid can be an option when the cause of insomnia is unknown. Reasons to reach for a sleep aid:
● When your sleeplessness has caused your daily activities to become really difficult to carry out.
● If changes like improving your sleep habits and environment have not worked.
● When your sleep problem begins to cause stress.
● For temporary or short term insomnia related to things like jet lag.
Natural Sleep Supplements
Don’t automatically reach for sleep aids in the pharmacy. Sometimes the act of falling to sleep is frustrating, but can be induced by a natural supplement like valerian root or melatonin. Valerian root can often be found in many sleep teas and the warmth can create a more comforting environment for falling asleep. Be sure to talk to your doctor about adding these to your sleep routine, because the dosage will need to be adjusted to your individual needs since they are not regulated by the FDA.
- Romell Bhaala