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What is insomnia: Causes, Effects and Treatments

What is insomnia

What is insomnia?

In simple terms, the meaning of insomnia is a common sleep disorder. This disorder varies from person to person; some people struggling with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep, others find it difficult to go back to sleep once they wake up and do not feel rested even after sleeping a considerable amount. There are two types of insomnia: acute or chronic, either lasting for up to a month or then at least a month.

What causes insomnia?

There are several causes of insomnia, such as stress, depression, jet lag, chronic pain, etc. Often, certain events in our life cause anxiety, and depression such as the sudden sickness or death of a family member or the loss of a job. The stress of examinations and workload at jobs also causes high levels of tension which causes insomnia. Additionally, there are several medical conditions such as nasal block and sinus allergies, acid reflux, thyroid disease, and chronic pain which can cause insomnia.

What are the symptoms of insomnia?

Here are some symptoms of insomnia:
• Difficulty falling asleep at night
• Disturbed sleep
• Waking up early
• Irritability
• Poor concentration, focus, and memory problems
• Problems in coordination
• Frequent headaches
• Acid reflux
• Excessive worrying
• Increased risk for depression and anxiety
• Daytime fatigue or sleepiness

What are the long-term effects of insomnia?

Sleep is essential for our bodies just like food and water. If our body and mind do not get the rest they require, it can have several determinantal effects on us in the long run such as:
• A higher risk of health problems like high blood pressure, obesity, and depression
• A higher risk of falling and slipping
• Trouble focusing
• Anxiety
• Grumpiness
• Slow reaction time that can lead to a car crash

Does insomnia cause headaches?

The same brain regions and chemical messengers impact sleep and headaches; thus, inadequate or poor-quality sleep increases the odds for headaches. Insomnia in specific results in a cycle of sleeplessness which makes a person more prone to headaches. 100% has the best natural cure for headaches induced by insomnia. Our Headache Ease can help the muscles relax and ease discomfort naturally. Featuring Frankincense, Chamomile, and Rose, the blend helps inhibit muscle contractions on the head and neck while stimulating blood flow. Roll the blend onto your temples, neck, and shoulders for headache ease.

What are some tips to overcome insomnia?

• Use the bed only for sleeping (no reading, TV, eating, or working in bed).
• Go to bed only when sleepy and do not force yourself to sleep.
• If unable to fall asleep in 15-20 minutes, get out of bed to do something relaxing until sleepy. Do not lay in bed and hope to fall asleep as it can cause anxiety- further worsening your insomnia.
• Establish a standard wake-up and going to bedtime and make sure to set a healthy sleep schedule that you follow carefully.
• Avoid daytime napping as it is more likely to keep you up at night.
• Avoid eating or drinking right before bed to ensure you do not feel bloated and heavy.

What is the treatment of insomnia?

We at 100% strongly believe that medication used for insomnia does more harm than good. Nature has the cure for everything, including insomnia.

Deep Sleep Essential Oil Roll-on Blend

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Usage: Roll the blend on your temples, neck, and shoulders, massage gently, and enjoy a restful night’s sleep.

Directions for Use: Apply to the desired area. See additional precautions below.

Storage: Keep away from direct sunlight. Store in a dark, cool and safe place.

Caution: Not to be used for children under the age of 12. Keep away from eyes, inner ears, and any other sensitive areas. An overdose of the oil may cause skin sensitivity. Pregnant women are advised to seek the medical advice of their physician before use. For topical use only. To prevent irritation, do a patch test first: Rub a few drops of the blend on the inside of your elbow. If there’s no reaction within 12 hours, it should be safe to use.

Ingredients: Chamomile essential oil, Eucalyptus essential oil, Frankincense essential oil, Jasmine essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Jojoba Oil

 

Can children have insomnia?

Insomnia is common in children and teenagers and may be a result of several things such as stress, certain medications, and high consumption of energy drinks and sodas which contain caffeine. We at 100% always relate adult problems to children and thus we have all-natural sleep-related products for both, babies (Sleepy Monster) and children (Nighty Night).

Sleepy Monster Essential Oil Roll-on Blend

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Put an end to sleepless nights with our Sleepy Monster baby blend. This lavender blend has calming and sedative effects. It helps relax a fussy baby and encourages sleep. Try rubbing the blend on the bottom of your baby’s feet for peaceful sleep.

Usage: Gently roll this blend on the bottom of your baby’s feet for peaceful sleep.

Directions for Use: Apply to the desired area. See additional precautions below.

Storage: Keep away from direct sunlight. Store in a dark, cool and safe place.

Caution: Not to be used on babies under three months of age. May cause skin sensitivity or an allergy. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with the baby’s eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Discontinue use immediately if you see signs of skin irritation. For topical use only. To prevent irritation, do a patch test first: Rub a few drops of the blend on the inside of the baby’s elbow. If there’s no reaction within 12 hours, it should be safe to use.

Ingredients: Chamomile essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Olive oil.

Nighty Night Essential Oil Roll-on Blend

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No more sleepless nights for mommies and daddies! Our Nighty Night essential oil roll-on blend makes sure your little one is calm and relaxed right before bedtime, making them feel at ease and falling right to sleep!

Usage: Roll the blend on to bottoms of feet or at the back of the neck and on the chest to promote a restful and calm sleep

Directions for Use: Apply to the desired area. See additional precautions below.

Storage: Keep away from direct sunlight. Store in a dark, cool and safe place.

Caution: Not to be used on children under 3 years of age. May cause skin sensitivity or an allergy. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Discontinue use immediately if you see signs of skin irritation. For topical use only. To prevent irritation, do a patch test first: Rub a few drops of the blend on the inside of the child’s elbow. If there’s no reaction within 12 hours, it should be safe to use.

Ingredients: Chamomile essential oil, Frankincense essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Orange essential oil, Olive oil

References
https://www.childrenshospital.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions/i/insomnia/symptoms-and-causes

One thought on “What is insomnia: Causes, Effects and Treatments

  1. Zain ali says:

    Great article thanks for a this informative indepth information.

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