Ways to Treat Insomnia – The Use of Sleeping Pills

Taking sleeping pills is probably the most common and most used of the ways to treat insomnia.

But most people who seem to scream “just give me the drugs and knock me out” think that sleeping pills are the magical cure to all their insomnia problems.

I used to be one of them.

The thing about these pills is that, your body has something called a “drug tolerance” Each persons body has a different tolerance. My personal drug tolerance for sleeping pills kicked in at or around 2 weeks. After that it was onto the next drug and so on.

Many people actually get “addicted “. The proper usage of sleeping pills include:

take them for the shortest time frames

take them in the smallest doses that you can

Some of the negative effects of taking sleeping pills are:

A “hangover” feeling

Problems coordinating right

Loss of memory of the previous night

Low levels of alertness

Even though sleeping pills sometimes leave you with these symptoms. Most insomniacs agree that the benefits of the sleeping pills, which is a good nights rest. Far out weigh the bad symptoms.

Later in my battle with insomnia and I had just about ran out of options of over the counter medication and my sleep doctor no longer wanted to prescribe me any, I decided to try some other ways to treat insomnia.

What I discovered was the herb valerian. It seems that over seas in Europe, this is one of the most popular ways to treat insomnia.


Improves your sleeping quality, while you sleep at night.

Their is no hangover feeling in the morning

Valerian comes in root form. It requires that you steam about 300mg to 400mg of the root in hot water to make yourself a tea. You should get it ready about 30 minutes to an hour before bedtime.