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So Long, Sleeping Pills!

Whether you are a hard-working executive or a parent who works hard at home, insomnia or other sleep disorders can damage your energy levels and productivity. Whenever people have difficulty sleeping, their first thought is usually a sleeping pill. Television advertisements run by pharmaceutical companies lead us to believe that these drugs are safe, effective and approved for long-term use. However, you should consider the following facts before running to your doctor for a prescription. You may want to think about gentler natural alternatives.

First, sleeping pills are as effective as you've been led to believe? If you want to sleep tonight and you get prescription sleep aids, then you probably will. But one night isn't the problem, is it? Your goal is to eliminate your sleep problems completely. That is, you want to do what you need to get into bed quickly and stay asleep for the optimal number of hours.

Unfortunately, if you rely on the pill to achieve this goal, the pill will let you down in a big way. The better result is that the medicine will be less effective each time you take it. In addition, you are at risk for developing long-term chemical dependencies.

After all, all of the good nighttime sleepers are to improve the way you feel during the day. This is another area where prescription sleep aids have failed miserably. Most sleeping pills have a significant "hangover" effect. Although you may feel like you are getting deeper sleep, many people find it more difficult to fully wake up. The side effects of these medications tend to leave you in the fog where making difficult decisions and thinking clearly are almost impossible.

So where did that leave you? Don't worry, there are many alternatives to sleeping pills. Sleep herbal treatments have been used safely and effectively for many years. Some formulations have been with us since ancient times. There are also adjustments you can make to your diet, lifestyle and sleep environment that will have a better effect on your sleep than chemical solutions.

Don't let yourself be connected to the promise of a television ad. Imagine how wonderful it would be to go through your day with a clear mind and quick steps, all because you made a natural choice.



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