Sleeping Remedies For Adults

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Determining the Kinds of Sleeping Disorders

Author: Maria Scott

Sleep is among the most important approaches to keep a good health and normal lifestyle. Sleep is very essential because it aids in maintaining the body healthy and fit. However, sleep isn't usually normal for many people globally. Read more about why sleep is so important for our existence in books or buy nursing papers cheap to find out in special literature. In the USA alone, over fifty million individuals are afflicted by various kinds of sleeping disorders each year. Although the number of victims keeps growing every year, medical professional and researchers don't really totally comprehend this kind of physiological problem.

The normal number of sleeping hours varies in accordance with an individual's needs, which also depend on many factors like age. Infants are the ones who need the longest sleeping hours, averaging from sixteen to eighteen hours of sleep. On the other hand, adults  require 7 to 8 hours of sleep each day. Based on the latest sleep research studies, adults who are more than sixty years old are usually the ones who are clinically determined to possess sleeping disorders.

Right now, there are almost seventy kinds of sleeping disorders, which are usually identified into 3 groups:

1. Disrupted sleep

2. Too much sleep

3. Not enough sleep

Many sleep disorders can be easily remedied through a variety of medical treatments if conditions are clinically determined correspondingly. Before you could ask for some sleeping remedies and treatments to your doctor, he should diagnose what type of sleeping disorder you have. When a diagnosis is given by a medical professional, the condition could possibly be grouped either of the 3 kinds stated earlier.

1. Disrupted sleep

A disrupted sleeping problem relates to obstructive sleep apnea, which is called a cut off mode of breathing whilst person sleeps. This problem, which usually triggers adults, might take place resulting from neurological or respiratory disorders. A person clinically determined to have this problem goes through loud snoring, therefore, showing up that he/ she is gasping for air. Aside from complications in the nasal airways, this condition could also take place due to alcoholism, obesity and inflamed tonsils. In sleep apnea, the actual sleeping period is interrupted or disturbed because the particular person must wake up around a hundred times every night to ease off the respiratory muscles and continue breathing. Since the number of oxygen within the brain reduces, morning issues such as headaches could at some point take place. Individuals who are afflicted by this particular sleep problem are also vulnerable to stroke and cardiovascular disease.

2. Too much sleep

Narcolepsy is one of the most widespread conditions in too much sleep disorder. In excessive sleep condition, an individual is likely to have unrestrainable sleeping patterns. The length of immediate sleep varies from minutes to hours. This condition is uncontrollable and sleep may attack anywhere, anytime, therefore, affecting a person's daily activities, because he/she could fall asleep even while working.

It usually considered to be an inherited sleeping problem, narcolepsy can also be accounted to nerve as well as brain diseases. Individuals who are afflicted by this sleeping dysfunction have a tendency to exhaust easily and get hallucinations.

3. Not Enough Sleep

Insomnia is a kind of sleeping dysfunction, which is understood to be not being able to get to sleep. This problem is experienced by many persons at some stage in their lives. Since insomnia considerably affects an individual's life, this problem usually leads to unbalanced diet, stress and emotional problems because affected individuals worry and lose focus about not obtaining an adequate amount of sleep.

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10 Responses to Sleeping Remedies For Adults

  1. luna50051 says:

    Can’t sleep. What are some of your natural home remedies for kids and adults?

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    • life is sweet says:

      try and google guided meditation and see if you can get something online to listen to for tonight……. meditation will help relieve the madness of insomnia rapidly……. soothes the frazzled nervous system and affords the utter joy of blissing out and thinking about nothing at all…… and just being.

      any good health food store will be able to provide you with a guided meditation cd.

      peace baby

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  2. am i? says:

    Do Night Terrors and Sleep Paralysis in adults (if occurring very often) imply an illness or need for treatmen
    Are there any physical reasons they may occur and is there any natural remedy to stop them (ie. diet, water in take, sleep patterns, etc…)

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  3. Jamie says:

    Chewable sleeping pills?
    As of late, I have been suffering from an extreme degree of insomnia. I have gotten a total of eleven hours of sleep in the past four days, and I don’t even want to think about the total amount of sleep I got this past week. I’ve been taking over-the-counter sleeping pills (MidNite) for about a year and a half now (I’ve struggled with insomnia for about two years), and they used to work really well for me, but now their effect has pretty much worn off. Before, just one made me sleep like a baby. Now I need to take about three to fall asleep, and even then, they don’t always work. The problem is, I can’t swallow pills (it’s not that I’m “scared” to, or that I don’t like to, I have a very strong gag reflex), which very much limits my options when it comes to medications I can take, especially something typically used only by adults, like sleeping pills. Does anyone know of any other chewable sleep aid or some crazy home remedy for insomnia?

    In case this is relevant, I am 16.

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    • Dominie says:

      I was 16 when my insomnia started. I am now 56. My story is at A list of things I’ve tried for sleep is at

      If you have a kind and sympathetic doctor, he/she can help you find a sleep med that works better for you. Or, maybe you can try some other OTC (over the counter) sleep products first … try crushing the tablet and mixing it into a spoonful of applesauce or other food. I think you should be able to swallow it that way, and follow with some water.

      I truly understand how frustrating a sleep disorder is and how it impacts your life on every level. A list of things I currently use is at

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  4. sandy says:

    i want to know about bed wetting in adults?
    please help seriously why some adults do bed wetting during sleeping in night? is there any remedy for this problem? is this problem seen only in males?

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    • spartan77 says:

      It happens to a lot more people than you might think. It happens to both genders, although in my experience talking about it online, I’ve run into a lot more males than females — which is possibly an extension of the fact that childhood bed-wetting is about twice as prevalent among boys as girls, although no one really knows why. Although most childhood bed-wetters are told they’ll simply “grow out of it” given enough time, estimates are that between 1-3% of kids who wet the bed at age 5 will still be wetting at age 18, and many of these may continue to have the problem throughout adult life.

      The cause of bedwetting at any age has to do with the functional capacity of the bladder — how much urine it can hold before emptying uncontrollably — production of urine during the night, and soundness of sleep. Most adults’ bladders can comfortably hold the amount of urine produced during the night without having to urinate until morning. However, about 20% do have to urinate during the night occasioanlly, either because of drinking too much, a hormonal imbalance that causes excessive urine production at night, or a bladder that is or “acts” much smaller than normal. Most who fall in this category, though, have no problems because their bodies simply wake them up during the night in response to the bladder becoming full, and they get up and go to the toilet and go back to sleep. It is only when the volume of the bladder is exceeded during the night, AND the person sleeps too soundly or does not feel the pressure in the bladder sufficiently to awaken and get to the bathroom, that bed-wetting occurs.

      The most effective documented remedy for bedwetting in adults is the “bedwetting alarm,” which consists of a bell or buzzer that goes off in response to the slightest amount of urine hitting the bed or clothes. Initially, the patient might not wake up quickly enough and the bladder may still empty before s/he is able to respond — but the idea is eventually to train the patient to wake him/herself up in response to the feeling of a full bladder and get to the bathroom before any urine leaks out and sets off the alarm. This system can take a few weeks or months to see results, but if a “cure” is achieved, almost anyone who hyas had to suffer through this will consider it well worth the effort! The system may actually work better for individuals who wet the bed on a nightly or almost nightly basis, since the repetition of the full bladder-wetting-alarm stimulus is helpful to the learning process. If it is only an occasional problem, some sources actually suggest using the alarm and drinking several glasses of water before bed each night, so as to ensure that the bladder will be full and the learning process can occur. Several inexpensive models of these can be found at

      There are also medications that your doctor can prescribe with some success, although the effect of these is only for nights on which they are taken, and the bedwetting is likely to return if they are stopped. As these are prescription meds, it would probably be best to discuss them with your doctor.

      Good luck… you (or your partner, whomever you’re asking for!) are not alone with this!

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  5. Kaleigh S.*Iloveyouedwardcullen* says:

    Do sleeping pills and medicines litterally knock you out?
    I really need to get my sleeping schedule back to normal, but I just can’t do it.

    And believe me, this has been going on every summer for a number of years…I’ve tried EVERYTHING.

    The only thing I haven’t tried is a sleeping pill or medicine. But I’m afraid to try that for two reasons:

    1. I’m thirteen, so I have no idea how differently it’ll affect me as opposed to an adult

    2. Sleeping remedies tend to give off the notion that they just make you so tired that you fall asleep without a choice.

    I’m not too into just sitting in bed, taking a pill, and then just falling asleep. I CAN’T just randomly decide “Oh, I’m gonna go to bed now”

    If I do decide that, I sit up, and watch TV or read a book for up to two hours.

    That’s where the sleeping pill/medication can/can’t come in handy.

    So I just want an opinion from doctors, or people who take them…what do I do?

    And if you don’t think it’s wise to take a sleeping pill, what should I try to get everything back on track?

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    • THE EMPEROR says:

      I would suggest agianst doing that and just tough it out for the summer, at least you get the sleep you need during school. I always have ahd trouble falling asleep and have used several over the counter sleep inducing medications. If you absolutely MUST do this, get Unisom, it has no acetominophen in it which causes liver damage so it is pretty safe to take for a while. When I took the pills I just gradually got sleepy and then finally so tired that I couldn’t stay awake anymore, but I stopped taking them because without them, I could NEVER fall alseep without them and I wanted to be able to fall alsleep without them and it took a LONG time to get back on track. try not to do it, please, you;ll regret it

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