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  • Writer's pictureShruti GOCHHWAL

Kinds Of Sleeping Aids And Do I Need One?

Is It Right For You?

In the middle of the night, it’s unusual for a human to look at the walls, think about jobs or expenses. It is tempting to take just a sleeping pill or sleep aid to ease sleep when sleep doesn’t hit. But if this gets regular, something’s definitely wrong.

Reasons for insomnia might be as easy as excess caffeine intake, watching TV, telephone or other displays late at night. It can also be a sign of a psychological or medical problem. But whatever it is, sleeping pills cannot be the cure.

Just temporary band aid should be used as sleep aid. Sometimes they can make the condition go worse.

This doesn’t mean that medication shouldn’t be used, but it’s necessary to study the benefits against the risks. Sleep pills and sleeping aids are more efficient in short term cases, such as time traveling across time zones.

Popular sleeping aids include:

1.  Melatonin

As it gets dark, the brain begins to produce a hormone called melatonin. The sleep cycle is controlled by saying that it is time to go to bed. When the light is off and when there’s darkness, the brain makes less melatonin, as in winter.

As people get older the amount of melatonin produced in their bodies reduces.

Many sleeping aids contain melatonin. They seem to be more efficient for persons with sleep or wake-up issues.

Melatonin can be very helpful for those who experience jet lag, have trouble falling asleep at night or trying to cope with shift work.

2.  Valerian Root

Valerian is a plant. People use it for its medicinal properties since ancient times in Greece and Rome.

Valerian root

                    Caption: Valerian root is a common sleeping aid

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The valerian root is a popular component of herbal supplements used by people for better sleep and relaxation.

These herbal aids come in many forms, like teas, liquids, and capsules.

Investigators have demonstrated that sleep consistency in people with insomnia may be improved with Valerian. Sleep aids are readily accessible from Valerian root-based pharmacies, healthcare facilities, and online shops.

3.  Chamomile

Though chamomile may cause allergic reactions to those who have plant allergies, many people drink chamomile tea for its gentle sedative properties.

To reap the full benefit, add 2-3 tea bags to boiling water and cover with a lid, brew for 10 minutes.

It works as a mild sleep instigator for those suffering from sleep related issues.

4.  Tryptophan

Tryptophan is a fundamental amino acid used to make a molecular serotonin messenger that informs the brain and body to sleep.

L-tryptophan is a by-product of tryptophan, which the body changes into serotonin.

Some tests showed that it would allow people to sleep more quickly. Overall, use healthier habits rather than pills for sleep. Most people do not even need sleeping pills.

If you observe a healthy sleep regimen, work out alcohol and nicotine, you can change your sleep rhythm dramatically and prevent insomnia. Also study has shown that the easiest way to cure insomnia is to change your lifestyles and sleep habits.

The effect on the sleep will be more beneficial than the effects of drug behavior and environmental improvements without fear of adverse effects or dependency.

Relaxation techniques

                   Caption: Meditation and breathing exercises can be good for relaxation

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Basic relaxation techniques that can relieve stress and help you stay calm include meditation practices, muscle relaxation, breathing exercises and yoga.

This can help unwind stress and get you good sleep!

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