Medicines for Insomnia

Insomnia is a huge issue worldwide especially in United States, you can tell that by the number of sleeping pills sold either over the counter or by prescription.

There are two kinds of Insomnia, type 1 insomnia is where patients cannot sleep, and type2  insomnia is sleep disorder where you wake up before your sleep is complete. Doctors call type 2 insomnia the Racing Mind Syndrome, where brain just don’t shut off, you can think about whatever you want but the brain won’t turn off.

So let’stalk about what you can do, type 1 and type 2 insomnia can both be tied to the absence for deficiency in one particular female hormone is called progesterone. This hormone is very important so when doctors give a woman progesterone they test her blood to see where her levels are, a lot of women who have low level of progesterone, they are the one that typically have a lot of PMS issues or if they are past menopause they may have a lot of night sweats and hot flashes or things like that. They also suffer from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, so you know when someone is low in progesterone, chances are they are having a hard time sleeping.

Insomnia from Sleep Medications

Taking sleep medications like Zoloft, Ambien, and Prednisone  to deal with your insomnia provides added impulse to find solutions to both the initial reason for taking Zoloft and for dealing with insomnia, one should never abruptly quit taking these drugs. It is wise to consult your physician and follow instructions to reduce the dosage to come off without harm. Trazodone is described to recover sleep during the first two weeks of treatment. However Trazodone has not been considered for longer than six weeks, so slight information is available how well it works. Also, a nominal dose range has not been studied yet a large population consume it to get a temporary relief from insomnia.

Impacts of Medicines of Insomnia

It is very important to understand when you take a sleeping pill like Ambien, and Prednisone you will sleep for 8 hours but those medications will bring you down to a superficial level of sleep, so yes, you do sleep for 8 hours but you wake up and you feel like you are not sleep very well and tired. This is because you didn’t go to the deeper state called REM sleep. Sleep medications prevent you to go to REM sleep in the night when you should be going in and out of REM sleep (Rapid eye movement) all night.

What progesterone does?

What progesterone does is it allows you to comedown into the deeper state of sleep without the drugging effects of some of the medications that people do, so the best thing to do is that if you having problems with insomnia find out what your progesterone levels are and don’t let the doctor tell you that your progesterone is in normal range because you have to have good levels of it.