Millions of people around the world are affected by sleep problems. Most people take a good night sleep for granted and only realize its benefits when they start having trouble sleeping. Research has shown that this primarily happens due to very high levels of stress which affects our ability to fall asleep. Since the mind is troubled and is not at rest it becomes difficult for the person to doze off to sleep.
The stress causes the persons mind to work over time and forces him to think about things that have happened and plan for things that would happen in the future. This becomes a very common thing and could result in a person having trouble going to sleep or waking up very early leading to sleep deprivation. There are also those that face a problem of not being able to stay asleep and waking up every now and then. All these issues are serious issues and if not diagnosed and addressed early could lead to severe health conditions.
Many people who suffer from insomnia have tried using prescription drugs to help them overcome this illness but these drugs do not offer any permanent solution over a long period of time as the body gets use to the drugs and makes the drug ineffective. People who have tried this end up taking stronger drugs to help them sleep and sooner or later this leads to a drug addition. Due to this people have now started using natural remedies to help them cope with their insomnia.
A few years ago people who used to suffer from insomnia were prescribed hops and valerian which are two herbs. Recent studies have shown that if these two herbs are combined together they are more effective than when they are had individually. These herbs help in aiding the person to fall asleep faster if they are troubled with insomnia. Another natural therapy that can be used is aromatherapy. Oils such as lavender, rose, sandalwood, chamomile and many others have a very soothing effect and help to calm and relax the senses. To help relieve the symptoms of insomnia these oils can be used in a bath or can also be used in a nebulizer.