Not being able to sleep sucks! It can also cause your overall health to decline. Although there are literally tons of sleeping medications, it seems like you can never really achieve a sound night’s sleep.
Sleeping pills are technically classified as sedative hypnotics. The big pharma claims that they are the answer to all of your insomniac issues, but they don’t even work – and they cost a freaking fortune. Benzos such as valium, Xanax, Ativan, and other anti-anxiety medications are also commonly prescribed to people with insomnia. This is pure medical negligence because nobody should have to become addicted to a lethal drug just to get a good night’s rest. That’s why you should fix your sleep issues with science, not drugs.
Side Effects of Sleeping Medications:
- Burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
- Changes in appetite
- Difficulty keeping balance
- Daytime drowsiness
- Dry mouth or throat
- Impairment the next day
- Mental slowing or problems with attention or memory
- Stomach pain or tenderness
- Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
- Unusual dreams
It sounds like it would be hard to fix your sleep issues using science, but it’s not. It’s actually the easiest and most simple way to gain back control of your sleeping schedule. One of the best ways to increase your restlessness during sleep is to sleep on your back. If you don’t like sleeping on your back, try sleeping on your side! You should never sleep on your stomach because it puts your organs in an awkward position and it can also cause back pain and bad posture.
Another way to increase your chances of good sleep according to science is to turn everything off and make your bedroom as dark and quiet as possible. The average time it takes a human to fall asleep in complete darkness is 7 minutes! The lack of distractions can really increase your chances of getting some shut-eye. You should also avoid any sugary drinks and foods at least an hour before bedtime!
One thing I suffer with severely is aching legs while I’m trying to sleep. This causes me to toss and turn all night long, and I can never get a comfy spot – it sucks, it hurts, and it’s even worse that you get no sleep because it keeps you up all night. However, I discovered a method that actually worked. My mom would always tell me to do it when I was younger, but I never paid attention to her. All you have to do is put some pillows on the end of your bed and prop your feet up. The venous blood contained will run downward – relieving the pain.
I hope that these methods will help you get some good night’s sleep! Everyone needs it! I additionally hope that it will be a great substitute for the expensive and ineffective sleeping medications on the market today!