Are you having difficult time sleeping? Insomnia is more just being unable to sleep. There are certain times when sleep decides to be a stranger to the eyes. Insomnia is a complex disorder.
WHAT IS INSOMNIA?
Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that is characterized by difficulty in falling asleep, staying asleep for as long as desired or returning to sleep after waking. It can be having too much wake drive or too little sleep drive. According to DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder 5th Edition, released in 2013), the main criteria for classifying “having trouble with sleep” as insomnia are:
- Difficulty initiating sleep
- Difficulty maintaining sleep (i.e. one wakes up too frequently or finding it difficult going back to sleep after waking up)
- Waking up too early in the morning with the inability to return to sleep if desired.
- Any of the difficulties listed above occurs at least 3 times a week or persists for at least 3 months
- These difficulties occur despite many opportunities for sleep
Insomnia should not be confused with delayed sleep phase disorder or with poor sleep quality.
There are many factors that can contribute to insomnia. They can be grouped as:
- Disruptions: Any condition that interferes with one’s sleeping pattern e.g. late night exercise, heavy meals before sleeping, snoring partner, shift work, jet lag, breathing disorders etc.
- Psychological: Anxiety, worry, fear, stress, emotional or mental tension, work problems, bereavement amongst others
- Neurological and Genetic Disorders: Depression, PTSD, ADHD, Schizophrenia, PLMD, Parkinson disease, brain lesions, sleep apnea etc.
- Side Effects of Substance and Stimulants Use: Certain medications, herbs, nicotine, caffeine, excessive alcohol or withdrawal from pain relievers or sleep drugs etc.
- Medical: Such as previous thoracic surgery, heart disease, pain, gastrointestinal disturbances, arthritis, asthma
- Hormones: associated with menstruation and menopause
- Others such as restlessness, being overstimulated etc.
As any medical expert worth his/ her salt, self-medication is really dangerous. If any of the above applies to you, consult an expert.
The complications that can arise due to insomnia include:
- Psychological: It can lead to daytime sleepiness, lethargy, mood swings, irritability, and anxiety. Insomnia is associated with lower performance, slower reaction time (the cause of countless accidents), and increased risk of depression.
- Immune issues: The immune system performs slowly or poorly.
- Heart complications: Increased risk of high blood pressure and blood diseases.
- Others: increased risk of diabetes, obesity or being overweight.
The complications that can arise from insomnia can be potentially devastating if left untreated.
The Traditional Chinese MedicineSupplements is important in the treatment plan for insomnia. However,
- The patient must have undergone the Ayurvedic diagnostic process to determine the severity of the challenge and for the examiner to know how best to address the condition.
- The Rhythm of Life experts specializes in both Ayurvedic and TCM for the recovery process. Based on the criticalness of the challenge, patients will be advised on the best program to be engaged.
In order to get the best out of the program, it is important for patients to adhere to the advice given by the instructors.
Mentat Syrup is a special product for Insomnia and other health challenges. It is very effective for curing
- Anxiety and stress-related disorders
- Behavioral disorders – hyperkinetic states, asocial behavior, temper tantrums, aggressive behavior, enuresis
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Mental fatigue
- Senile dementia
- As an adjuvant in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
- Supportive therapy in mild to moderate mental retardation
- As an adjuvant in epilepsy and post-stroke aphasia
Memorin syrup can also be used for Insomnia as well as memory, hyperexitation, depression, mental fatigue, concentration and general performance.