Insomnia is a common issue nowadays when about 30% of the population in the United States suffers from it, and even 10% of the claim that it affects their life during the daytime as well.
Therefore, 1 in 3 of every adult in America lacks sleep, and this deficiency seriously influences the lives of 1 in every 10 of them. Moreover, even half of the population in America claim that they lack a proper sleep, regardless of the diagnosis of insomnia.
Hence, numerous people reach for medication as a way to treat their sleeplessness, so the sleeping pill industry profits a lot from it. However, these drugs treat the sleeping disorders for a short period of time, they cause numerous side effects.
Namely, insomnia is a diagnosis for people who cannot sleep due to various reasons, face difficulties to fall asleep, wake up too early, wake up during sleeping often, or just cannot deeply fall asleep.
The reasons for this are believed to be a combination of social, biological, or psychological factors, like certain health issues, high blood pressure, depression, stress, anxiety.
It is a bit different than sleep deprivation, as in the case of insomnia, the person has the necessary resources and environment to sleep in, but the sleeplessness is due to some internal reasons.
On the other hand, it can cause sleep deprivation, but the latter may also result from external factors, like too much light, noise, physical discomfort and the like.
These two conditions may have different causes, but the result is the same, the person lack sleep, which causes numerous unpleasant symptoms, such as:
- Lack of concentration
- Upset stomach
- Irritability and anger
- Lack of energy
- Fatigue during the day
- Headaches or migraines
- Reduced cognitive function
- Poor memory
- Lack of coordination
These symptoms can be severe, and even dangerous if the person operates heavy machinery or drives on a daily basis, as they impair his essential functions.
Generally, insomnia is an issue mostly experienced by older or middle-aged adults, and women are more susceptible to it than men. Hence, if you experience some of these symptoms often, you need to check whether you suffer from insomnia.
Sleeping pills offer certain relief in this case, but they lead to various dangerous side-effects, like:
- Daytime drowsiness
- Burning or tingling in limbs
- Changes in appetite
- Difficulty keeping balance
- Mental slowing/memory and concentration issues
- Uncontrollable shaking
- Dry throat and mouth
- Impairment the next day
- Stomach pain and tenderness
- Unusual dreams
Apparently, the list of these side-effects is much longer than the one of the symptoms of insomnia. Therefore, it is quite logical to avoid these drugs and find a natural solution to your problem.
Namely, these medications actually depress the central nervous system and thus cause various adverse effects. Furthermore, they have been proven to be severely addictive and lead to a larger problem afterward.
Fortunately, there is a completely natural way to relieve insomnia symptoms, without resulting in harmful adverse effects- nutmeg.
Nutmeg has been found to be extremely beneficial in the case of insomnia and sleep deprivation. It is high in myristicin, which is a natural organic compound that prevents the production of stress-causing enzymes, and stress is one of the leading causes of these two conditions.
Moreover, it has been found to be a potent sedative, so it is extremely useful in the case of people suffering from sleep disorders. It effectively accelerates the process of falling asleep, even if the reason for the sleeplessness are external factors.
All you need to do is to mix ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg powder with a cup of water and drink this combination 30 minutes before going to bed.
Yet, make sure you use the nutmeg in moderation, as, even though this is not scientifically confirmed, some people claim that its use may lead to hallucinations and psychiatric problems.
Furthermore, it is not recommended for children, due to potential toxicity, even though it is a rare case. Its regular use is not recommended in the case of pregnancy as well.