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Insomnia - How Can I Deal With It?


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Insomnia - How Can I Deal With It?

  1. 1. HOW CAN I DEAL WITH IT? Insomnia
  2. 2. Most Popular Treatments for Insomnia <ul><li>Coping with a sleeping disorder is a relentless cycle of restlessness. </li></ul><ul><li>Rather than concede to the frustration of insomnia, others experiment with a cornucopia of insomnia vitamins and therapies. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Most Popular Treatments for Insomnia <ul><li>From Ambien®, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to melatonin and other insomnia vitamins, research suggests that sufferers have a slew of effective and useless options at their disposal. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) <ul><li>Some psychiatrists recommend cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment entails employing techniques to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alter perceptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-defeating thought </li></ul></ul><ul><li>These techniques are used to help someone with the inability to sleep. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) <ul><li>Purpose of CBT: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop healthy habits to stimulate restful sleep patterns. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recommended Number of Sessions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychotherapists report that an average of 16-CBT sessions can help alleviate insomnia. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) <ul><li>What if I can’t afford 16-CBT sessions? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due to the cost of each session and the time involved, there are some other options available: </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Prescription Drugs These are not recommended for those who suffer from depression or anxiety.
  8. 8. Prescription Drugs <ul><li>What are some popular alternatives to the prescription medications? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insomnia Vitamins such as: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kavinace </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Melatonin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Valerian </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Melatonin <ul><li>A hormone produced by the pineal gland, melatonin (an insomnia supplement) plays a vital function in managing the body’s sleep and conscious cycles. </li></ul><ul><li>This can be used for sleep support. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Melatonin <ul><li>A clinical trial (documented by MIT in 2005), suggested that higher doses of these insomnia vitamins are less effective within a few days of use. </li></ul><ul><li>When melatonin is a derivative of animal sources, there is a higher corrleation of contamination. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is found to cause a viral infection or allergic reactions. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Antihistamines <ul><li>Commonly used to treat: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Antihistamines
  13. 13. Valerian <ul><li>Known by aliases, such as garden heliotrope and tobacco root, valerian is used for a cross spectrum of reasons: </li></ul>
  14. 14. Valerian <ul><li>Both Valerian and Kavinace contain an active amino derivative, GABA (an inhibitory neurotransmitter for promoting relaxation). </li></ul>
  15. 15. Valerian <ul><li>For some valerian users, the jitteriness and rapid heartbeat are not the effects experienced from a restful night’s sleep. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Kavinace <ul><li>Among insomnia vitamins, Kavinace , nutraceutical product, works to replenish the body’s nutritional and amino acid requirements. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Kavinace <ul><li>Unlike valerian, antihistamines and melatonin, which have been shown to elevate arrhythmic conditions, preliminary research indicates that these adverse effects do not occur with Kavinace. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a pure remedy for sleep and relaxation. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Useful Resources About Insomnia and Nutraceutical Products <ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>