Insomnia has become the next epidemic in our modern society. Today, between 35% and 50% of adults in America have sleep problems, whether it is not getting enough sleep or not getting deep sleep. You may have read that sleep is very important for a strong immune system, for losing weight, for maintaining a good memory, and for staying happy during the day. Yet with our busy and hectic lives, more people are cutting their sleep short at both ends, or just have too much on their mind to fall asleep easily.
There are several things you can do to help improve your sleep. Limit screen time an hour or two before bed, especially with phones, tablets and computers can help. Getting exercise will improve many of your body's functions, including sleep. Don't eat or drink anything for a couple hours before bed. Eating in the hours before bed time can cause acid reflux, while drinking before bed means you may be waking up to pee in the middle of the night. There are some herbs you can take that may help with sleep. New parents sometimes need to re-train their sleep after their baby's first years. Other issues like sleep apnea can be helped by losing weight.
For some people, no matter how many ways they try to improve their sleep quality, they still fall short of the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep per night. For others, their life circumstances don't allow room for changing the sleep routine. In both circumstances, homeopathy can really be of benefit. I provide homeopathic consultations at a homeless shelter, and there are many people that come in with sleep problems. About 4 out of 5 of these people start getting much better sleep within the first 3 days from taking the right homeopathic remedy. These are people who usually have challenging sleep conditions in addition to anxiety about their future, just to start with. It's amazing how much good sleep alone can help someone.
Sometimes the best way to get better sleep is a lifestyle change, and sometimes people need a little more help. Homeopathic remedies are individually selected based on the individual and what is preventing them from sleeping. Homeopathy is a safe and effective alternative to prescriptions for getting a better nights sleep.