I’ve struggled with insomnia my whole life. If it didn’t take me 3 to 4 hours to go to bed, I would wake in the middle of the night and take a couple hours at least to get back to sleep. It’s not mental really. Doctors will tell me it is all in my head, which may be true. For me it isn’t. I can be daydreaming stress-free not thinking of a thing and not fall to sleeo. I can see some nights when it stresses me out that I can’t sleep, because I’m worried I won’t fall asleep or get enough sleep.
Doctor of mine told I just need a habit to fall asleep. We discussed the placebo of how I needed nighttime tea to get the sleep every night. Tea does work! Chamomile, Passion Flower, Lavender, Valerian, St. John’s Wort-- all herbal remedies whether Tea, Oil, Bodywash, or whatever to help support sleep. Melatonin, an OTC to help build melatonin in your body right before bed (supposed to be used in the morning, so your body builds enough of it for at night). Tylenol PM, knocks you out before bed, yet dependable and if continued --I got some side effects. Exercise, Working, Hypnosis, Reading books, hot baths.
All/Any of these things work well with anyone who have low-mild insomnia or just a struggle to sleep. For those with mild-to-severe insomnia, perscription drugs may be the only help people can get. If that doesn’t work, like my dear good friend of mine, there’s antidepressants and ESP. Those don’t work often either.
The root of mild-to-severe insomnia isn’t often stress. It’s just how somone as human has shaped your sleeping to form it is. Somehow, they or their body has made it that sleep isn’t option. Sleep is required as a normal functioning human being. Scientists and the NSF have done extended research that sleep wasn’t as psychological as they thought it was. Some people just cannot get tired.
I read some articles on research studies shown that people with insomnia can workout and exercise all day, solve mathematics, not drink caffeine, have a healthy diet, have fun, and yet even without knowing, they are filled with energy in their body by the time they’re suppose to sleep. For some, their heart beats really fast or they during testing for any nerve shocking, many detections were found throughout the whole body. People may need to find a way to lower their energy levels.
Like dreams in sleeping, like anything in Psychology or science, the root problems and cause of insomnia is unknown and nothing is 100% sure in the science world. There could a be a variety possibilities for the cause of it, the cure of it, overall diagnose.
As for me? I solved my insomnia by NOT having habits before sleep. I do take a shower at night, but I don’t take hot baths and drink tea like I use to. After years and years of trying to find the cure through all this lavender and melatonin, drugs, watching TV and reading a book(I still read a chapter once every 3 days), I found out for me not having a specific habbit before bed helps.
To cure my insomnia in the first place, I used brainwave frequencies for a week. I noticed results the first day. I have a couple sites. I use a shareware/freeware of BrainWave Generator:https://www.bwgen.com/. It’s under the download. If you download the program, use “Sleep Induction” and “Relaxation”. You could prolly use sbgen Hz wave files (like delta for sleep) too if you dont like brainwave generator. Also, another little secret to cure insomnia, “White Noise”. I talked to my psychology professor about it. He said there’s something about White Noise. I’ll post a topic about a White Noise later.