Alternative Insomnia Treatments; What Really Works?

Insomnia is an extremely frustrating condition suffered by many people. It can have a huge negative impact on anyone’s life if it is allowed to carry on without some form of treatment, and can lead to further more serious health conditions.

Everyone at some point in their life is going to have nights where they can’t sleep. The occasional sleepless night is not going to do much harm, however night after night of lying awake is going to eventually take its toll and will lead most people to seek help in some way or other. Just what sort of help depends on the type of person you are.

Pay a visit to the GP and you will almost certainly come away with a prescription for some type of medication; ok if you don’t mind the possibility that you could actually become addicted to it in just five days or so. Most people do not want to add to their problems by becoming hooked on a prescribed drug; after all, the intention was to fix the problem not make it worse; far better to look at other ways of treating the problem first.

There are various herbal remedies that work for some so try drinking chamomile tea, taking a herbal supplement containing passionflower, hops or valerian root or perhaps lemon balm. Acupuncture works for some and many have found meditation and relaxation to be helpful. Try one of the meditation sites online to see if it works for you but there is no better way to relax than using a hot tub.

Hot tubs have gained popularity over the last few years as a form of effective insomnia treatment. The warm water and massage jets can be really beneficial, so using a hot tub in the evening before going to bed can create the right conditions to allow sleep to happen naturally. Of course, using a hot tub won’t have any unwanted side effects so you aren’t going to wake up feeling lethargic or hung over. It’s certainly a very pleasant form of treatment and is worth a try.