Realizing The Real Causes of Insomnia

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So you are an insomniac? And perhaps you’ve already tried many different ways of getting a decent amount of sleep, but to no avail? Well you’re not the only person with this problem. Insomnia affects a lot of people in a global pace. In fact, each night, millions of people worldwide may find difficulty in sleeping or maintaining sleep. What really causes insomnia and what are the effective ways by which one can get relief from this condition?

The cause of insomnia is multi-factorial and varies from one person to another. It may be physical, psychological, emotional or any other cause both known and unknown to the person suffering from it. Whatever the cause may be, one thing is common—that all people suffering from insomnia can suffer from future complications, most especially if this condition is not remedied the soonest possible. And before seeking the correct remedy and treatment for insomnia, it is always best to identify the correct cause of this condition to arrive at the most accurate form of treatment.

Medical Insomnia Causes. Insomnia causes are varied but one of the most common insomnia causes are medical conditions which may lead to chronic pain and discomforts. Such conditions may include arthritis which can lead to pain especially at night. Body pains due to stressful activities can render a person unable to sleep soundly. Also, certain malignant conditions which lead to chronic pain is a significant cause of insomnia. To counter such conditions, doctors may prescribe narcotic analgesics or sedatives to promote rest and sleep.

Stress and Anxiety. A person with too much stress and anxiety in mind will manifest physically. One of the most common means of manifesting such stress and anxiety is through rest and sleep making them common causes of insomnia. Anti-anxiety drugs, relaxants and sedatives can help fight insomnia due to these causes. Also, engaging in activities which will lessen stress and anxiety will be of great help.

Medications. Certain medications may render you awake and get troubles sleeping and maintaining rest. These medications may be stimulants, for certain diseases like ADHD, depression, etc. As such, it is important to take these medications during waking hours so as to prevent the side effects of insomnia.

Diet and Food Intake. Eating within about an hour before sleeping is one of the common causes of insomnia. This is because the body’s digestive system is still working still not the in proper mood to relax. Avoiding yourself from eating foods and drinking before sleeping is very important. Should you need to eat, you can take light foods like soda crackers, or if you should drink, milk is what is generally recommended to promote sleep.

Common Treatments of Insomnia

Insomnia can be treated in a multitude of ways. Behavior therapy can be employed in case the cause is found out to be something of psychiatric nature, i.e. depression, anxiety, etc. Also, doing some relaxation techniques like yoga and other homeopathic remedies can be of great help. There are also beverages and foods which can help induce a more restful sleep like milk, tea, etc.




  1. Diet plays a huge role on your overall well being – there are no two ways about it, being overweight can seriously disrupt your sleep. If you suffer from obesity, you might want to start by addressing that issue as the main cause of your sleeplessness. Aside from the problems with being overweight, there are definitely foods that you want to avoid before bedtime as well as foods that can aid in sleep. You can find loads of sleeping tips in the ebook Get To Sleep Now! at . Fatty foods, for example, require a lot of stomach work to digest and can keep you awake at night. In addition, spicy or acidic foods eaten during the evening can cause stomach issues and possibly heartburn at night.
    Sleep inducive foods that you should include in your daily diet include those that are magnesium-rich like:
    ? dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, almonds, cashews, real molasses
    Other foods that may help to promote a healthy sleep:
    ? halibut, pumpkin, artichokes, avocados, almonds, eggs, bok choy, peaches, walnuts, apricots, oats, asparagus, potatoes, buckwheat, bananas

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