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Advantages and disadvantages of insomnia treatments

Insomnia is a common problem among adults. Under the pressure of modern society, insomnia increasingly "attacks" many people and tends to rejuvenate. Currently there are different methods to cure insomnia, however, not every method is completely optimal.
Advantages and disadvantages of insomnia treatments

Insomnia is a common problem among adults. Under the pressure of modern society, insomnia increasingly "attacks" many people and tends to rejuvenate. Currently there are different methods to cure insomnia, however, not every method is completely optimal.

According to a University of Pennsylvania study in 2018, an average of 25% of Americans each year experience acute insomnia, 75% of whom are fully restored to sleep, while the remaining 25% are persistent. persistent or converted to chronic insomnia. Thus, 1 in 4 people will have insomnia. Those who know the correct, appropriate cure for insomnia will put an end to this problem. On the contrary, lack of understanding about insomnia treatment methods and wrong application will make the condition worse.

Things to know about insomnia

What is insomnia?

Actually, human sleep goes through 3 stages:

- Stage 1 (Dream): This is the first stage of sleep, your eyes are closed but are easily awakened. This phase can last about 5 - 10 minutes.

- Stage 2 (Sleep): This is when your heart rate slows and your body temperature drops. Your body has fallen asleep and is ready to enter the deep sleep phase.

- Stage 3 (Deep sleep): This stage is also known by the term REM stage. When the body has reached the REM stage, you sleep very deeply, difficult to wake up. And if someone wakes you up, you'll feel dizzy for a few minutes.

So insomnia is a condition in which a sleeper has difficulty entering stage 1, easily awakens in stage 2, and does not reach stage 3.< /span>

Causes of insomnia

Insomnia can appear due to many reasons such as: prolonged stress, change in habits, work schedule, change in living habits or due to lack of sleep. some illnesses (flu, aches and pains, diabetes...) make it difficult for patients to sleep.

More and more young people suffer from insomnia
More and more young people suffer from insomnia due to work pressure< /i>

Symptoms of insomnia

People with insomnia often have symptoms such as: difficulty falling asleep, waking up many times during the night, waking up too early and not being able to go back to sleep... continuously for a certain period of time.

Advantages and disadvantages of insomnia treatments

1. Methods to cure insomnia by adjusting behavior - psychology:

  • Method content:

  • This is the first method recommended by doctors when patients have prolonged symptoms of insomnia. This method combines sleep behavior modification and sleep environment modification.

    Some ways to adjust sleep behavior:

    - Techniques to control sleep inhibitors: Set bedtime - wake up regularly every day, limit naps, don't work in bed sleep, get out of bed and walk for about 20 minutes if you don't feel sleepy...

    - Mental relaxation techniques: Meditation, yoga, nourishing exercises, breathing regulation…

    - Macrobiotic therapy: Drink chamomile tea, oatmeal, warm honey water, warm milk, nuts (walnuts, almonds) …) 30 minutes before bed to support good sleep.

    Sitting or practicing yoga helps to effectively treat insomnia
    Sitting or practicing yoga helps to effectively treat insomnia

    Some ways to adjust the sleeping environment:

    - Adjust the light: Avoid bright white light in the bedroom. Instead, put yellow light or light with a soft intensity to make the bedroom dark, easier to fall asleep.

    - Adjust the space: Diffuse into the sleeping space some essential oil scents to help refresh the spirit, such as Lavender, Vanilla, .. .

    - Adjust sleeping items: Change mattress and pillow to soft material, good support, breathable. In which, foam is one of the most optimal materials recommended by experts for people with insomnia. Foam material is cool, absorbent, supports body curves and is extremely smooth.

    Based on the advantages of foam material, Ru9 has focused research on Vietnamese people's sleep Nam to develop and manufacture a mattress - sleeping pillow the most optimal. The Original mattress and Niu pillow are the first products in Vietnam that are designed with a special foam structure to give users absolute coolness, superior support and comfort, and relax all night.

    Foam mattress and pillow Niu Ru9
    Niu Ru9 foam mattress and pillow - Product designed based on Vietnamese sleep research< /span>
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the method

  • - Pros:

    • A positive and optimal method because no drug intervention is required;
    • People with insomnia can learn and apply it themselves at home.
    • A popular and effective method.

    - Disadvantages: Patients need to stick to the schedule and plan for a long time to completely cure insomnia.

    2. Pharmacological treatment of insomnia:

    Medical experts recommend that the use of drugs to treat insomnia requires the prescription and guidance of a doctor, avoiding self-medication home. In addition, this is considered a "lower book", patients only use this method in case of chronic and prolonged insomnia and the application of the above method is not effective.

  • Treat insomnia with oriental medicine:

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    Advantages: The ingredients are natural, benign, safe, non-toxic, easy to find and have sedative-supportive effects, relieve anxiety, reduce nervous tension.

    Disadvantage: Slow effect, long treatment time, supportive treatment, difficult to treat underlying diseases or other diseases comorbid psychotic disorder.

  • Treat insomnia with Western medicine:

  • This is a method of using psychotropic drugs to support the treatment of chronic insomnia. For each different cause, the specific treatment with Western medicine is also different.

    Advantages: Instant effect, fast sleep-inducing effect, helping patients fall asleep easily and sleep very deeply. In addition to causing drowsiness, it is also used in the treatment of muscle relaxants, anticonvulsants, and anxiolytics.

    Disadvantage: The drug is very addictive, if used for too long, it will lead to drug dependence. The half-life of the drug usually lasts from 2 to 4 days, making the body tired, causing toxic accumulation in the body. In addition, Western medicine has the potential to cause many side effects, even counterproductive effects.

    In general, medication can temporarily relieve symptoms of insomnia but is not an ideal method for treating insomnia long. So the best way to "win" this condition is to change your habits, schedule and improve your sleeping environment. The Ru9 brand is ready to accompany you on the way of "lulling" back to a good night's sleep every night.