Getting up early in the morning and taking a nutritious diet is one of the healthiest habits you can follow to get a sound sleep.

But, many of you forget to pay attention to your sleep patterns. The irregular circadian rhythm can keep you awake for a longer duration of the night. In this case, it can be primary insomnia,  which lasts for only a few days. However, if anxiety, stress, and panic disorders have accompanied you on the bed, they are going to juggle with your sleep the whole night. In medical terms, it is known as secondary or chronic insomnia.

This sleep disorder can cause several health complications which include sleep deprivation, frequent awakenings, daytime drowsiness, irritability, confusion, and memory impairment. Moreover, insomnia is a sleep disorder which can affect anyone, may or may not suffer from any health issues.

Based on scientific research, this information will help you know the demographics.

Health Complications with Insomnia Percentage of the population affected
Lifestyle changes like odd-working hours, relationship issues, and low appetite 20%
Ageing factor (People crossing the age of 60) 40-60%
Inherited Insomnia (Carrying family history of insomnia) 35%
Depression 90%
Overweight and Obesity 27%

However, there are several medical options available to treat this sleep disorder, but there are some non-medical options as well which are proven effective for the initial stage of the ailment.

Let’s know about both the treatment options a bit more in detail below:-

Non-Medical Treatments

First of all, you need to make some significant changes in your lifestyle to regulate your circadian rhythm. Avoid naps, limit caffeine and alcohol, and avoid working late night on the computers. Also, you should regulate your sleep-wake clock by fixing a time to get up and lie down on the bed.

Following a healthy routine is one of the best treatments and if you get some therapies to treat insomnia, you can fight the disorder more efficiently. In addition to this, light therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy can help you improve your behaviour and control emotional responses. Particularly, these therapies help you alleviate your negative thoughts as well. You must get these therapies with certified psychologists only.

Medical Treatments

Ambien tablets
Ambien sleeping tablets

There are several medications which are specifically formulated to treat insomnia. You can use one of the most effective sleeping tablets called Ambien pills. These sleeping pills are quite a beneficial treatment for insomnia. In particular, these tablets are composed of alprazolam and functions by relaxing the hyperactive brain cells. This active mechanism helps in inducing deep slumbers.

As per a study, it is found that around 37% of people in the UK suffer from insomnia or sleep deprivation. Also, if you count yourself among them, you can take Ambien pills and enjoy happy hours of quality sleep.

In conclusion, you need to find the most efficacious solution to treat insomnia and modify your lifestyle. In this context, these sleeping tablets can help you savour a healthy life for a long time.

Maria Jalmbrant

Dr Maria Jalmbrant is a certified psychologist practicing in London. She has been previously the Head of Research at The Research Institute and a clinical tutor at Kings College London. She is an expert in treating mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, panic disorders, OCD and PTSD. Also, she provides therapeutic treatment, which includes cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance, commitment therapy. Dr Maria specializes in the treatment of adult ADHD and Autism.