Treatment for Sleep Disorders-A More Natural Approach
Treatment for sleep disorders has traditionally consisted of prescription medications like Lunesta, Ambien, Klonopin, Valium, and there are more drugs being tested for approval from the FDA as we speak.
Now there are antidepressants being prescribed for sleep, which poses more risk than just prescribing medications for sleep alone. One such drug, Trazodone, is now becoming more popular.
Initially, this drug was only being prescribed for help with sleep, but those who are struggling with insomnia and anxiety may now be the new target market for this drug.
The medical community has stated that when these types of medications are used for sleep, they are given in smaller doses, but when the smaller doses aren’t working, what happens?
More medication is given until it seems to work, or the doctor may continue to keep changing medications until the patient and the doctor agree that they have found one that works.
Is there a better way to treat sleep disorders?
There are numerous natural supplements available that may aid in helping you fall asleep sooner rather than later, but there is still one key component to the sleep issue that needs to be addressed.
That issue is the lack of balance in the circadian rhythm.
This rhythm is what controls the way the body wakes and goes to sleep.
This cycle is best defined as the 24 hour period by which life exists on a daily basis, including wake and sleep time, but also physiological responses.
Is there a natural way to get this rhythm flowing properly without the use of prescription medications?
Outside of natural supplementation, there is still a way to help bring natural balance back to your sleep time.
Does Natural Treatment for Sleep Disorders Exist?
Sleep is essential to daily life, and if you are struggling to fall asleep at night you may feel desperate to try anything to find sleep.
It could be that you are waking frequently, and that is also something that frequently occurs with individuals that struggle to find restful sleep.
Trouble sleeping can arise from any number of issues including:
- Anxious thoughts.
- Stressful work or life events.
- Excessive use of caffeine.
- Restless leg syndrome.
- Physical pain.
There could be any number of things that disturb sound sleep, making any sleep that you do get to lack that restful quality you long for during your sleep time.
Frequent waking throughout the night can cause problems with your sleep cycle, disturbing what is known as your circadian rhythm.
Individuals that work third shift may also experience trouble with sleeping on a regular schedule outside of their work schedule.
Attempting to shift the body to a normal sleep cycle for just a few days after having worked on a third shift schedule for 5 days can severely disrupt the body’s natural order.
Regardless of the reason that these problems occur, you need to sleep. Sleep is essential in aiding the body’s natural functions and it is also essential for the brain to function at its optimal level.
The body needs a combination of things to function at the optimal level, but sleep is just as important as food, water, and exercise.
Sleep apnea, one of the most common sleep disorders has been traditionally diagnosed with a sleep study, and then with a C-PAP machine upon an official diagnosis. Thankfully, studies have been done with dental devices, proving to be effective and less expensive.
Numerous conditions have popped up over the last 10 to 15 years, and new medications followed suit. Those desperate to find sleep have tried numerous natural supplements including:
- Valerian Root.
- St. John’s Wort.
There are numerous supplements touted as the answer to cure the sleep problem, but treatment for sleep disorders is still a problem across the globe. There is still yet one more method that has been shown to improve one’s ability to fall asleep as well as the quality of sleep.
Could PEMF Therapy Provide Treatment for Sleep Disorders?
PEMF therapy has been shown to aid in the improvement of falling asleep and helping individuals get a more restful sleep.
This is welcome news for those who have been struggling most of their lives to fall asleep faster and get a more restful and restorative sleep.
A doctor that has worked with numerous veterans struggling with PTSD have said that they see a better outcome with those veterans that are able to achieve a more restorative sleep than those who do not.
While this therapy was not a part of this doctor’s approach, it is evident that sleep is essential for the body and mind to get adequate rest, as well as to help the body heal naturally.
The body can heal itself, but with sleep disturbance comes the disturbance of healing and proper function at the mental and physical level.
David M. Rappaport M.D., made this clear in an article that was published by Web M.D.
Dr. Rappaport said this.
Think of sleep as the tuneup you need to run smoothly.
He also said later in the article that research has shown that the part of the brain that controls sleep also controls appetite as well as metabolism. It makes sense that those who lack sound, restorative sleep are unable to think clearly and attack their daily duties with a good attitude.
While PEMF therapy is used as a wonderful complementary therapy for numerous diseases and conditions, it is also beneficial in improving sleep quality.
Brainwaves affect thinking as well as sleep habits. PEMF therapy assists in synchronizing those brainwaves with the natural circadian rhythm to help bring restful and restorative sleep to those who use it.
Although studies on animals show a reduction in melatonin, humans react differently to PEMF’s.
Studies have shown that those who use PEMF therapy fell asleep sooner and were able to obtain a better quality of sleep.
The goal for those using PEMF therapy to improve sleep, is to see how this therapy can alter disruptive sleep patterns.
There are plenty of explanations out there for why this is happens, but it all comes down to a basic principle of physics.
A simple explanation of this would be, ice and chocolate sauce go together. Energy likes energy, and when the energy in the brain picks up positive energy outside of the brain, they will resonate with one another.
Here is what we know for sure. Those who are using a PEMF device are often reporting better sleep as the first result they notice.
This is true regardless of what individuals are using the mat for.
If you are struggling to fall asleep, please talk with your doctor first before you try anything new. You and your doctor should review your medical history, and you should discuss whether or not PEMF therapy is right for you.
Those who have tried a PEMF therapy device for sleep are experiencing remarkable results, and we believe that everyone deserves a good night’s sleep.
If you would like to learn more about how PEMF therapy can help you get a better night’s rest, please take a moment to review our Informational Video on how it helps those suffering from insomnia.
We encourage you to do your own online research, so that you can determine if PEMF therapy is the best treatment for sleep disorders for you.