Sufficient amount of sleep is an integral part of healthy life style at any age, otherwise it may impact not only people’s mood but also their weight, level of hormones and general condition. The number of sleeping hours recommended for everyone is generally as follows:
- For infants – 14 to 15 hours per day;
- For teenagers – 8,5 to 9,5 hours per day;
- For adults – 7 to 9 hours with rare exception for those to whom 6 or 10 hours per night is just enough;
- For women in the 1st trimester of pregnancy extra hours of sleep may be necessary.
Unfortunately sleeping problems also known as sleeping disorders are widely spread in modern society. The most common are insomnia, snoring, sleep deprivation, sleep apnea, sleepwalking, sleep terror, bed wetting and restless legs syndrome (RLS). Recommended treatments for each of these sleeping disorders include both natural sleep remedies and complex medical approaches with a long sleeping medications list.
Insomnia is basically a chronic disability to fall asleep and stay awake without any apparent reason. This symptom is usually a consequence of general health issues, strong stress, tension or depression. It may also be the side effect of taken medications, the result of a jet lag, caffeine overdose, too little exercise etc. Insomnia pills may be your way out to a lot of insomnia cases, however always consult with your therapist who will prescribe the right group and dosage for your specific needs.
Snoring may lead to poor quality and little quantity of your sleep and that of your closest relatives and/or roommates. Snoring can cause dog-sleep, daytime tiredness, irritability and extended health issues. This unpleasant symptom will most certainly move your ‘significant other’ to a different bedroom which may gradually affect your relationship. Luckily there is a whole lot of highly effective medical solutions for this sleeping disorder.
Sleep deprivation is basically a state in which a person doesn’t get to sleep a sufficient amount of time. It may be acute or chronic. The most common symptoms of a chronic sleep deprivation are tiredness, sleepiness during the daytime, weight gain or weight loss. Medication for sleep along with comprehensive treatment and the change of lifestyle choices generally help to improve the quality and quantity of sleeping in such patients.