The importance of sustained sleep is easily under-rated. People who have true insomnia often wake up very tired or they are soon enveloped in a full feeling of fatigue after an hour of wakefulness. Insomniacs will seek naps during the day when most people are in full throttle doing their regular activities.
Sleep is a vital part of our life which is very important for our health and well being. Yet there are millions of people worldwide who do not get sufficient sleep. According to latest reports about a quarter of the adult population in America is deprived of sufficient sleep. Here in this article we are going to discuss the consequences of lack of sleep and how natural herbs can help overcome this problem medically called insomnia.
Rauwolfia has natural sedative properties. At the same time it is non-stimulating. So it can be used by children and adults alike to treat their problems of sleeplessness. It is much more effective if its powdered root is taken along with some other scented substance like cardamom or vanilla.
This is most commonly found in the form of chamomile tea, which is used to soothe and relax. This natural herbal insomnia remedy has a mild sedative effect and is actually used in the treatment of many conditions. The effect only lasts for a short time, which makes this treatment ideal for falling asleep. One small drawback is that a small percentage of people show allergy symptoms to this herb.
The drawbacks here are well documented. Addiction, morning headaches, daytime fatigue, personality changes, memory impairment, impaired concentration, poor judgment, mood disturbances, and in extream cases irregular heartbeat, and high blood pressure. The list goes on and on. A safer option for an insomnia cure may well lie in the direction of a herbal remedy. Used to cure insomnia and many other ailments for thousands of years these natural remedies are becoming more and more popular with main stream health care professionals.
Natural insomnia treatment options exist. However, many doctors are very reluctant to mention them to their patients. Why? Because they make money selling the prescription drugs that they’ve sold for years. Even new formulas, which can be habit forming and cause other serious side effects are still prescribed in full force, because the drug companies pay the doctors bills.
In addition, further treatment is tailor-made according to the presentation of symptoms based on the principles of Ayurved. Saraswatarishta, Brahmi-Vati, Ashwagandharishta, Dashmoolarishta, Nidrodaya-Ras, Shankhodar-Ras, Karpooreshwar-Ras, Ahifenasav and other medicines are used on a short term basis. A light massage of the entire body is recommended using medicated oils like Mahanarayan oil, Mahamash oil and Chandan- Bala-Laxadi oil. Some patients benefit from a course of medicated enemas using oil, milk and ghee combined with medicines like Dashmool (Ten roots).