South Florida Health News Organization, Healthy Answers, Offers Solutions for Seasonal Insomnia

October 12, 2011

Healthy Answers offers many solutions to seasonally affected insomnia

Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 12, 2011

Insomnia sufferers find that it is harder to sleep during autumn and winter. Some people believe it is fewer hours of daylight that triggers the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Whatever the trigger, Healthy Answers offers many natural solutions to the insomnia dilemma.

Sleep deprivation can cause many physical symptoms including lack of mental clarity, inability to focus well, weight gain because of imbalanced hormones, headache, muscle and joint pain, depression, weakness, or falling asleep during inappropriate time â“ like at work or while driving.

Lost sleep during the fall and winter seasons may simply be a result of eating too much later in the day. Check out the nine easy ways to combat the consequences of Eating late at night. Many other conditions may cause insomnia too. The condition can be from hormonal imbalances like low testosterone, shift work or travel across time zones.

The stress of the beginning of school, holiday schedule and family events can also take a toll on a person’s ability to sleep well. There is simply more to do in the fall and into winter. Those with children have a hectic schedule of sports and other practices, followed by holiday shopping, and parties. All of it leaves little time to rest.

The holiday season comes with an increase in alcohol consumption. While alcohol may make you drowsy initially, later, it causes restless sleep patterns. Low blood sugar levels that occur after consuming alcohol could be responsible for lost hours of sleep. Rich winter food like chocolate, spicy appetizers and garlic laden foods, even peppermint can lead to acid reflux which disturbs healthful sleep, causing pain and discomfort as you lay down to sleep at night.

There are many solution for insomnia that people may try. Remedies range from changing bedtime and eating habits to short-term use of sleep promoting herbs like valerian root, magnolia officinalis, passionflower or melatonin.

Sleep deprivation is a serious issue that can take an enormous physical and emotional toll on the body. Persistent lack of sleep is a good reason to see a doctor who may need to prescribe a short-term solution to get you back into a healthy sleep pattern.


Colleen Hager

Phone: (561) 279 -2100




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