I Cannot Fall Asleep At Night ... Should I Take A Sleeping Pill?
Should I Take A SleepIng Pill?
Should I Take A Sleeping Pill?
Do you take a sleeping pill before going to bed and then stay up until you feel your eyelids start to close?
Are you finding that it takes longer for that to happen every night? You need to know the facts. Chemicals only stay in your body for 12-24 hours, so if you rely on them to bring you relief – they might for one or two nights but they can leave you groggy the next morning. You need at least 7-8 hours of sleep … also soon your body will get used to them and crave more. That’s the beginning of a slippery slope to addiction and dependency.
What’s really happened to you is that your internal sleep clock is not working as it should and drugs will not correct it – only aggravate it. You need to re-set your clock so that your body’s natural chemicals will trigger sleep. You also need to create a dark and quiet environment in your bedroom for that to happen. Relying on a pill and therefore staying up watching TV, answering e-mails or surfing the net is not a good way to wind down at the end of a day in the hopes of bringing about sleep. At this rate you will be going to bed at a different time every night and contributing to a further breakdown of your internal sleep clock by disturbing its normal 24 hour rhythm.
What you should be doing is first; stop taking any kind of pill, and instead pick a reasonable bedtime, between 10:30 to 11:30 p.m., for example, and making sure that you are in bed by that time – no excuses. Take a good book with you and keep it by your bedside. (You notice I said book – not TV.)
The light and sound from a TV is overly stimulating and will keep you up longer. Turn on a small lamp, put your head on your pillow and read until your eyes start to naturally close, set the book down, close the light and drift off to sleep.
To help get your body back in sync use The Sleep Genie to re-set your internal sleep clock and resolve your sleep problem. Look for a device with CES technology which has actually been around for several decades and is licensed for use in medical devices in the U.S.A. for more than 20 years now. The Sleep Genie is inexpensive, safe and easy to use for all ages and as a bonus, it’s totally portable.
Its effect is both cumulative and long lasting so that in a few short weeks you will sleep much better again.