How to treat insomnia?

Do you struggle to fall asleep at night? A trouble-loaded sleep? The fact is that you may have chronic insomnia. Indeed, many of us don’t know how to tackle it. Let's discover together the origin of sleep disorders, the reasons and the consequences of these problems that strongly harm us. 

What causes insomnia or the struggle to fall asleep?

Insomnia can be defined as a deprivation, an absence or a decrease of our bedtime. Many factors trigger this disorder. Identifying the origin of the problem through a consultation paves the way for better treatment.

First of all, insomnia can be caused by psychological disorders such as stress, depression, anxiety, and so forth. Secondly, various pathologies can lead to insomnia, namely hyperthyroidism, asthma, allergies (rhinitis, sneezing ...) or even gastro-esophageal reflux.

Besides, our environment can strongly influence our sleep. One tangible example is the excessive noise made by neighbors at night. Next up are the foods or drinks we consume (coffee, soft drugs ...). They change our sleep time.

Problems associated with poor sleep

The direct consequences associated with insomnia are fatigue, lack of vigilance and aggressiveness. They constitute a serious risk to our life on a daily basis, especially if the affected person is driving. Apart from that, it has been found that insomniacs just can’t sleep even during the day. In some cases they are people prone to obesity.

If not treated in time, it may lead to a psychological damage. Since the patient is unable to manage his stress, he becomes anxious, making him prone to depression. What next could be drug addiction or alcoholism.

Risks and limitations associated with sleeping pills

French people are at the forefront when it comes to hypnotics’ consumption in the world. It is such a dishonoring listing when we know how far these drugs harm our lives. Sleeping pills have a relaxing effect; In other words, they help relax the muscles. Studies have shown that hypnotics disrupt the respiratory system, thus causing the famous "sleep apnea". What comes next would be the gastro-esophageal reflux: some parts of the foods in the stomach erupt back to the esophagus. It causes acid regurgitation.

Essential oils for better sleep?Essential oils for sleep?

Many essential oils and plant essences have relaxing effects. They help eliminate your physical and psychic tensions, thus allowing you to enjoy a good-quality sleep. That is, an essential oil for sleep is needed! Want a decent sleep? You can start by inhaling a potion of lavender. Then diffuse the lavender essential oil for sleep, as well as mandarin, lavandin or Ravintsara’s in your bed room.

Pouring some drops for sleep on the pillow is also a very effective method. A few drops of true lavender or lavandin suffice. You can also pour some drops of mixed mandarin oil and Disp'Arome into your bath water.
To conclude, insomnia is the consequences of a bad lifestyle. A difficult digestion impairs sleep. Avoid heavy meals. Limit your consumption of foods loaded with proteins of animal origin and sodas. Choose cereals instead. Stay away from phone, TV or computer screens before you go to bed. Our advice? Read books!