Sleep better!

Sleep better!

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Difficulty falling asleep, frequent nocturnal or early morning awakenings, light and irregular sleep: all these disorders, very widespread and sometimes concomitant, characterize insomnia. This is therefore not defined by the number of hours of sleep that can vary from one individual to another, but by the resulting problems of alertness, performance or mood.

Its causes are innumerable and allow us to differentiate temporary or occasional insomnia (due to stress, a change in the rhythm of life, excessive consumption of alcohol or coffee, etc.) from chronic insomnia (connected for example with certain psychic pathologies or physical). The advice of a pharmacist is justified only for the former.

The therapies for sleep disorders make use of various behavioral measures (improvement of food and lifestyle hygiene, relaxation, etc.) and, if these prove insufficient, drugs available on prescription or on free sale. Among the first, we find benzodiazepines, very effective, but which have several side effects, in particular the much feared drug addiction. For this reason they should only be used for short periods and after medical consultation.

Probiotic Herbs Sleeping Formula

The drugs available without prescription are both herbal specialties that have neither side effects nor contraindications (passionflower, valerian, hops, lemon balm, etc.), and the more powerful molecules called antihistamines, such as doxylamine and diphenhydramine. The latter has sedative properties that facilitate drowsiness and prolong the duration of sleep by just shortening the dream phases.

Diphenhydramine has numerous advantages: a rapid absorption that induces a therapeutic response 15 to 30 minutes after taking the drug, a transformation in the body into inactive products after 4 – 6 hours that ensures easy awakening, good tolerance and a minimal risk of abuse. This substance offers real effectiveness in case of temporary insomnia, but, like other sleeping pills, it should not be taken for a long time.

A diphenhydramine-based specialty is on sale, available in tablets and, recently, in drops, which are easier to use and which allows you to better adapt the doses. For any inquiries, we recommend that you contact your pharmacist or to a health specialist.

10 thoughts on “Sleep better!

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    Sharna Hansen says:

    Bringing attention to coffee, contrarily to popular belief, it is not drinking coffee in the evening that increases the risk of insomnia, but rather the excess of caffeine in the diet, especially when combined with the other factors. Therefore, pay attention to the daily quantity rather than the time.

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      Shanice Tierney says:

      The most commonly reported sleep-related problem is insomnia but there is also excessive daytime sleepiness which is an illness that afflicts so many people today.

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          Kamran Hubbard says:

          If it becomes chronic yes … if instead it is a passing effect, perhaps due to a temporary moment in the level of stress at work or in the family then maybe not. Solving the problems that afflict us could also solve the problem of lack of sleep.

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            Tonya Charles says:

            Yes, we speak of “initial insomnia” when there is a difficulty in falling asleep, of “central insomnia” when sleep is not continuous and the subject is disturbed by continuous awakenings, of “terminal insomnia” when the morning awakening is early.

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            Teddy Robles says:

            The duration of insomnia is also classified and therefore, depending on the temporal duration of the disorder, it is possible to distinguish: Occasional insomnia which generally lasts a few days and is linked to the presence of particular factors such as illness, anxiety, noise, inadequate ambient temperature, time zone change, etc .;transient insomnia when the subject complains of the disorder for a period of up to three weeks; chronic insomnia when the disorder persists over time.

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            Lucinda Stubbs says:

            The factors that can influence the quantity and quality of sleep are many and varied; sometimes the origin of insomnia can be attributed to a single cause, other times more reasons contribute to the onset of the disorder.

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            Shahzaib Dean says:

            Insomnia causes more or less serious repercussions on the state of well-being and efficiency of the individual. Sleepiness, decreased ability to concentrate, memory problems, irritability and general fatigue negatively affect the daytime quality of life of the person who sleeps poorly and poorly.

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            Mylo Levy says:

            Our body needs to rest to recover its strength, to safeguard its physical efficiency and to strengthen the immune system: insomnia induces a decrease in the body’s defenses and therefore causes greater susceptibility to diseases and infections.

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