Is Sleeping Pills Good for Insomnia?

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Millions struggle with insomnia, but  are sleeping pills the answer? Let's find out.

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterised by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. It can leave you feeling tired, irritable, and unable to function at your best.

The Allure of Sleeping Pills

Sleeping pills offer a quick fix - a tempting solution for sleepless nights. They work by inducing drowsiness and promoting sleep.

Types of Sleeping Pills

There are various sleeping pills,  Common types include: - Benzodiazepines (short-term use). - Non-benzodiazepine hypnotics (short-term use) - Melatonin receptor agonists- Dopamine antagonists - Ayurvedic Sleeping pills

Sleeping Pills: Pros and Cons

Pros – It can help you fall asleep faster – It may improve sleep quality in the short term. Cons – Potential for dependence and addiction – Side effects like daytime drowsiness, dizziness, and headaches.

Alternative Approaches

Several natural and behavioural strategies can promote better sleep: Let's Explore>>

2. Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)

4. Improving sleep hygiene (avoiding screens before bed)

1. Relaxation techniques (deep breathing, meditation)

3. Creating a relaxing bedtime routine

1. Avoid naps during the day, and create a relaxing bedtime routine. 2. Optimise your bedroom for sleep - calm, dark, and quiet. 3. Invest in a comfortable mattress and pillows, 4. Ditch electronics before bed. 5. Use Ayurvedic Medicines.

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