- Take a sleeping pill. Do not overdose.
- Most people experience insomnia several times in their lives. Sometimes sleeping on the couch with the TV on low enough to hear will make you drift off to sleep. Insomnia can be caused by stress and it's at night when all is very still (we are inactive) that our brain can become over-reactive if we've had a bad day. Try to stay away from the sleeping pills and go to the pharmacist and ask what they can recommend (there are some products that will help you sleep.) If it becomes serious and goes on for more than 3 days then see your doctor.
- Insomnia is a terrible affliction though many people have the power to do something about it. A lot of it can come about the approach we take to sleep, with many people just expecting it to happen at a certain time of night. We haven't evolved that way but our lives are demanding it. For example there are techniques for dealing with stress and anxiety, including the use of a notepad to effectively "download" such problems before sleep (a tried and tested approach, which I've used). There are also other things you can do to help you get ready for a good nights sleep (the pre-sleep routine), including taking a warm shower, eating the right type of bedtime snack and others.
- I think a good natural way for some people to achieve sound sleep is through Yoga Practice. The Yoga breathing exercises help purify and nourish mind and body, through increased supply of oxygen. This vital element that is essential to every cell of the mind and body. During exhalation, toxins get expelled. As a result every nerve, sinew and fiber of the body and mind get oxygenated and relaxed. Over time, and not to long either, relaxation induces good sleep and helps cure insomnia resulting from stress syndromes and other psychosomatic disorders.
IF I MAY ADD TO THIS:
In my educated opinion, Mirtazapine, (generic for Remeron) is the ONLY medicine in existence KNOWN to not only help you sleep, but actually improve the QUALITY of sleep.
Look up sleep architecture on Google. Mirtazapine improves sleep architecture. No other drug can do that! You won't see it advertised with pretty butterflies or Abe Lincoln talking to a Beaver but it works!
All the other sedative/hypnotics/benzos/barbiturates/narcotics ambien, lunesta, Valium temazepam, bellergal, meprobomate, actually interfere with this structure that is necessary for RESTFUL sleep.
If you are suffering from insomnia, Remeron (mirtazapine) is what you want. All you have to bear is the break in period, where you'll feel groggy til around mid morning. This passes! Bear it. After three weeks you will feel like you did when you were a teenager who could oversleep on Saturday mornings!