Traveling with your parents can be a wonderful experience if you plan well ahead. Here are five things you must do to ensure that you and your parents will have a great vacation.
1. Ensure that the itinerary is not too fast paced.
Old folks tend to get tired easily and thus it is not advisable to include activities that are too strenuous. It is also not advisable to pack too many activities in the itinerary such that you and your parents have to rush from one place to another.
2. Ensure that everyone has ample sleep
Plan to have at least six to eight hours of sleep for you and your parents for each day of your vacation. Try to avoid having any more activities after 11 p.m. Prepare some hot water for your parents to soak their legs before bed time if there is a fair amount of walking in the day.
3. Have ample supply of their medication
Truthfully, the only difference between you and travel experts is time. If you’ll invest a little more time in reading, you’ll be that much nearer to expert status when it comes to travel.
If your parents are suffering from diabetes, asthma, hypertension, high cholesterol or any other illness, make sure you obtain ample supply of medication from their doctors to last for the whole trip. To ensure that you remember to bring the medication, create a checklist of things to bring and put their medication among the top five items on that list. As a safety precaution, ask them to carry a medical record of their illness and contact details in case you are not around when they need medical attention.
4. Healthy diet
Most old people do not take heavy meals and thus you need to plan for multiple light and healthy meals that are low on salts, oil and sugars but high in fiber. Always have a sandwich or high fiber biscuits in your bag in case they get hungry and there isn’t a snack bar in the vicinity. Also make sure that you and your parents drink a lot of water to prevent dehydration.
5. Bring along a first aid travel pack.
Your first aid travel pack should contain medication for fever and diarrhea, cold symptoms and giddiness. It should also include a thermometer, tweezers, sharp scissors, safety pins, adhesive bandages, sterile gauze, adhesive tape and antiseptic wipes. While this list is not exhaustive, the stocks in the travel pack should be enough to cater to most conditions that require general first aid assistance. Do check the expiry date for those medications that you bring along to ensure that they are safe for consumption.
Traveling with your parents need not be a hassle as long as you plan ahead and take care of their needs. Involve them in all the activities along the way and remember to have fun!
Now that wasn’t hard at all, was it? And you’ve earned a wealth of knowledge, just from taking some time to study an expert’s word on travel.
If you are not sleeping well, feeling tired and overburdened during day than there is something wrong with you. For 1-2 days not getting sleep properly is fine because it might be due to tension, depression or work load. But the things get worse when a person do not get proper sleep for 10 days and the situation remains same for many months.
Yes, the condition in which a person is not able to sleep properly, difficulty falling asleep, waking too early or sleeping in small bursts throughout the night is known as insomnia. Insomnia might get worse if situation like above continues for many months. People suffering from insomnia will feel overburdened, tired and will not be able to concentrate properly on there work.
If you are one of them suffering from insomnia or any other sleep disorder than consult a doctor. After analyzing your condition and severity of the illness doctor will prescribe you Sleeping pill. Sleeping pills are best option for treating insomnia and other sleep disorders.
Ambien or Zolpidem is the best drug for treating insomnia and really helps in getting full night sleep. According to various surveys 23 million prescriptions were written for Ambien last year. Never take any sleeping pill without consulting a doctor as they sleeping pills have time limit. Generally sleeping pills are taken for 10 days to avoid addiction and loss of effectiveness.
Ambien should be taken when you are almost going to sleep and that too when you are sure that after taking drug you will get 7-8 hours sleep. 7-8 hours full night sleep is required by a human being for normal functioning.
A chemical known as GABA present in the brain works along with Ambien drug. This chemical helps in calming brain activity and helps you in sleeping. Ambien dosage is based on your medical condition, age and response to therapy. Never take any sleeping pill without consulting a doctor. Ambien side effects are not severe and are few.
For most of us, the end of a long day means the chance to relax and unwind with our families, followed by a long and restful sleep. Through sleep, we are able to relinquish our waking life and retreat to a place of peace and tranquility. It’s no wonder that sleep is as important to our bodies as air or water. It allows us to physically and mentally rejuvenate ourselves; without it, we are unable to perform even the most simple of tasks.
So for those of us who suffer from insomnia - a sleep disorder whereby the sufferer is unable to fall asleep or stay asleep - we are denied the very thing our body needs the most. Short bouts of insomnia can be extremely frustrating but are often short lived - the result of a stressful period of time or a physical ailment of some sort. But prolonged insomnia can often result in a host of illnesses - both physical and mental. It can be an enormously stressful cycle.
The causes of insomnia are varied and depend entirely on the sufferer’s unique situation. For someone who has infrequently suffered from insomnia but is struggling during a particular period of time, the causes may be environmental. Perhaps there is an exceptionally stressful event taking place at work or financial worry that is keeping you awake. If this is the case, try practicing relaxation techniques prior to bedtime. Meditation, simple yoga moves, stretching, deep breathing, or even a hot bath can help lower your heart rate and relax your muscles - making you much more susceptible to sleep.
If your insomnia is something that you deal with on an ongoing basis, it may be that dietary factors are to blame. Examine the amount of caffeine you ingest in a given day; if you are in the habit of drinking many cups of coffee throughout the day to keep you going, then it should be no surprise that caffeine may also be keeping you awake at night. Limit your caffeine throughout the day and eliminate it altogether later in the day. Avoid heavy meals prior to the bedtime as well.
You may also be surprised to learn that certain over-the-counter - and prescription - drugs list insomnia as one of their side effects. So pay close attention to any medications that you take. Speak with your doctor if you are concerned that a particular medication may be causing insomnia.
Simply isolating different factors that may contribute to your insomnia - and making simple changes accordingly - can put you on the road to a restful night’s sleep.
When you hear the word hypnosis, you may picture the mysterious hypnotist figure popularized in movies, comic books and television. This ominous, goateed man waves a pocket watch back and forth, guiding his subject into a semi-sleep, zombie-like state. Once hypnotized, the subject is compelled to obey, no matter how strange or immoral the request. Muttering “Yes, master,” the subject does the hypnotist’s evil bidding.
This popular representation bears little resemblance to actual hypnotism, of course. In fact, modern understanding of hypnosis contradicts this conception on several key points. Subjects in a hypnotic trance are not slaves to their “masters” — they have absolute free will. And they’re not really in a semi-sleep state — they’re actually hyper attentive.
Our understanding of hypnosis has advanced a great deal in the past century, but the phenomenon is still a mystery of sorts. In this article, we’ll look at some popular theories of hypnosis and explore the various ways hypnotists put their art to work.
Why the name â??Hypnosisâ??
James Braid, a 19th-century Scottish surgeon, originated the terms “hypnotism” and “hypnosis” based on the word hypnos, which is Greek for “to sleep.” Braid and other scientists of the era, such as Ambroise-Auguste Liebeault, Hippolyte Bernheim and J.M. Charcot, theorized that hypnosis is not a force inflicted by the hypnotist, but a combination of psychologically mediated responses to suggestions.
In the proper nomenclature, hypnosis refers to the trance state itself, and hypnotism refers to the act of inducing this state and to the study of this state. A hypnotist is someone who induces the state of hypnosis, and a hypnotherapist is a person who induces hypnosis to treat physical or mental illnesses.
History of Hypnotism:
People have been entering hypnotic-type trances for thousands and thousands of years; various forms of meditation play an important role in many cultures’ religions. But the scientific conception of hypnotism wasn’t born until the late 1700s.
The father of modern hypnotism is Franz Mesmer, an Austrian physician. Mesmer believed hypnosis to be a mystical force flowing from the hypnotist into the subject (he called it “animal magnetism”). Although critics quickly dismissed the magical element of his theory, Mesmer’s assumption, that the power behind hypnosis came from the hypnotist and was in some way inflicted upon the subject, took hold for some time. Hypnosis was originally known as mesmerism, after Mesmer, and we still use its derivative, “mesmerize,” today.
So what is Hypnosis?
People have been pondering and arguing over hypnosis for more than 200 years, but science has yet to fully explain how it actually happens. We see what a person does under hypnosis, but it isn’t clear why he or she does it. This puzzle is really a small piece in a much bigger puzzle: how the human mind works. It’s unlikely that scientists will arrive at a definitive explanation of the mind in the foreseeable future, so it’s a good bet hypnosis will remain something of a mystery as well.
But psychiatrists do understand the general characteristics of hypnosis, and they have some model of how it works. It is a trance state characterized by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination. It’s not really like sleep, because the subject is alert the whole time. It is most often compared to daydreaming, or the feeling of “losing yourself” in a book or movie. You are fully conscious, but you tune out most of the stimuli around you. You focus intently on the subject at hand, to the near exclusion of any other thought.
In the everyday trance of a daydream or movie, an imaginary world seems somewhat real to you, in the sense that it fully engages your emotions. Imaginary events can cause real fear, sadness or happiness, and you may even jolt in your seat if you are surprised by something (a monster leaping from the shadows, for example). Some researchers categorize all such trances as forms of self-hypnosis. Milton Erickson, the premier hypnotism expert of the 20th century, contended that people hypnotize themselves on a daily basis. But most psychiatrists focus on the trance state brought on by intentional relaxation and focusing exercises. This deep hypnosis is often compared to the relaxed mental state between wakefulness and sleep.
In conventional hypnosis, you approach the suggestions of the hypnotist, or your own ideas, as if they were reality. If the hypnotist suggests that your tongue has swollen up to twice its size, you’ll feel a sensation in your mouth and you may have trouble talking. If the hypnotist suggests that you are drinking a chocolate milkshake, you’ll taste the milkshake and feel it cooling your mouth and throat. If the hypnotist suggests that you are afraid, you may feel panicky or start to sweat. But the entire time, you are aware that it’s all imaginary. Essentially, you’re “playing pretend” on an intense level, as kids do.
In this special mental state, people feel uninhibited and relaxed. Presumably, this is because they tune out the worries and doubts that normally keep their actions in check. You might experience the same feeling while watching a movie: As you get engrossed in the plot, worries about your job, family, etc. fade away, until all you’re thinking about is what’s up on the screen.
In this state, you are also highly suggestible. That is, when the hypnotist tells you do something, you’ll probably embrace the idea completely. This is what makes stage hypnotist shows so entertaining. Normally reserved, sensible adults are suddenly walking around the stage clucking like chickens or singing at the top of their lungs. Fear of embarrassment seems to fly out the window. The subject’s sense of safety and morality remain entrenched throughout the experience, however. A hypnotist can’t get you to do anything you don’t want to do.
Myths and Misconceptions:
There are many myths and misconceptions concerning hypnosis, for example, that a client is completely under the hypnotist’s control. A hypnotist cannot make an individual do anything under hypnosis that they do not want to do. Hypnotic subjects are totally alert under hypnosis and can remember everything that happened while they were in trance. And if an emergency were to occur during a session, such as a fire, the subject would simply snap out of trance, and attend to the problem at hand.
The Role of unconscious mind:
Often the conscious mind and the unconscious mind are in conflict or disagreement. For example, consciously you may want to stop smoking, but unconsciously you may still associate smoking with being macho or looking sophisticated. Or you may consciously want to eat better food and smaller portions, but unconsciously may associate eating with a positive experience like being nurtured or loved.
During a hypnotic session, clients are helped to progressively relax. As they do so, their conscious mind lets go more and more and the unconscious mind starts to play a more active, more dominant role. The same thing happens in the early stages of sleep; however, in the hypnotic state the unconscious mind maintains a peculiar ability to remain extremely alert and to receive whatever suggestions the client has asked to receive, without normal conscious resistance. In this way, the conscious mind and the unconscious mind are finally able to agree on the desired results. The hypnotist is the facilitator or guide during the journey.
Methods of Hypnotism:
Hypnotists’ methods vary, but they all depend on a few basic prerequisites:
1.The subject must want to be hypnotized.
2.The subject must believe he or she can be hypnotized.
3.The subject must eventually feel comfortable and relaxed.
If these criteria are met, the hypnotist can guide the subject into a hypnotic trance using a variety of methods. The most common hypnotic techniques are:
Fixed gazed Induction or Eye Fixation:
This is the method you often see in movies, when the hypnotist waves a pocket watch in front of the subject.
The basic idea is to get the subject to focus on an object so intently that he or she tunes out any other stimuli. As the subject focuses, the hypnotist talks to him or her in a low tone, lulling the subject into relaxation. This method was very popular in the early days of hypnotism, but it isn’t used much today because it doesn’t work on a large proportion of the population.
The idea of this method is to overload the mind with sudden, firm commands.
If the commands are forceful, and the hypnotist is convincing enough, the subject will surrender his or her conscious control over the situation. This method works well for a stage hypnotist because the novel circumstance of being up in front of an audience puts subjects on edge, making them more susceptible to the hypnotist’s commands.
Progressive Imagination and Imagery:
This is the hypnosis method most commonly employed by psychiatrists.
By speaking to the subject in a slow, soothing voice, the hypnotist gradually brings on complete relaxation and focus, easing the subject into full hypnosis. Typically, self-hypnosis training, as well as relaxation and meditation audio tapes use the progressive relaxation method.
Loss of Balance:
This method creates a loss of equilibrium using slow, rhythmic rocking.
Parents have been putting babies to sleep with this method for thousands of years.
Before hypnotists bring a subject into a full trance, they generally test his or her willingness and capacity to be hypnotized. The typical testing method is to make several simple suggestions, such as “Relax your arms completely,” and work up to suggestions that ask the subject to suspend disbelief or distort normal thoughts, such as “Pretend you are weightless.”
Depending on the person’s mental state and personality, the entire hypnotism process can take anywhere from a few minutes to more than a half hour. Hypnotists and hypnotism proponents see the peculiar mental state as a powerful tool with a wide range of applications. In the next section, we’ll look at some of the more common uses of hypnotism.
Applications of Hypnotism:
In this application, a hypnotist focuses on one particular habit that is embedded in your unconscious (smoking or overeating, for example). With the “control panel” to your mind open, the hypnotist may be able to reprogram your subconscious to reverse the behavior. Some hypnotists do this by connecting a negative response with the bad habit. For example, the hypnotist might suggest to your subconscious that smoking will cause nausea. If this association is programmed effectively, you will feel sick every time you think about smoking a cigarette. Alternatively, the hypnotist may build up your willpower, suggesting to your subconscious that you don’t need cigarettes, and you don’t want them.
In a therapy session, a psychiatrist may hypnotize his or her subject in order to work with deep, entrenched personal problems. The therapy may take the form of breaking negative patterns of behavior, as with mass habit-control programs. This can be particularly effective in addressing phobias, unreasonable fears of particular objects or situations. Another form of psychiatric hypnotherapy involves bringing underlying psychiatric problems up to the conscious level. Accessing fears, memories and repressed emotions can help to clarify difficult issues and bring resolution to persistent problems.
Law Enforcement/Forensic Science:
Hypnotists may also tap dormant memories to aid in law enforcement. In this practice, called forensic hypnotism, investigators access a subject’s deep, repressed memories of a past crime to help identify a suspect or fill in details of the case. Since hypnotists may lead subjects to form false memories, this technique is still very controversial in the forensics world.
Doctors and spiritual leaders all over the world claim that hypnotic suggestion can ease pain and even cure illness in some patients. The underlying idea behind this is that the mind and body are inextricably intertwined. When you suggest to the subconscious that the body does not feel pain, or that the body is free of disease, the subconscious may actually bring about the change.
There is a great deal of anecdotal evidence to support this idea. Using only hypnotic suggestion as an anesthetic, thousands of women have made it through childbirth with minimal pain and discomfort. Countless cancer patients swear by hypnosis, claiming that it helps to manage the pain of chemotherapy, and some former patients credit their recovery to hypnotherapy.
The success of hypnotherapy is undeniable, but many doctors argue that the hypnotic trance is not actually responsible for the positive results.
Thus it is clear from the above topic that hypnotism though seems like hypothetical concept hypnotism is present in our life almost every day.
Long term insomnia is a serious sleep disorder that affects millions of people in the United States. Persistent insomnia, which is sometimes called chronic insomnia, is characterized by the inability to sleep that often persists for several nights. This type of sleep disorder can even last for up to months depending on the gravity of the problem.
Long term insomnia is often caused by a number of factors although most experts hold worrying as the culprit responsible. However not all experts believe that psychological factors are the root of persistent insomnia. In some cases, persistent insomnia can even be a result of some type of physical problem.
Certain physiological factors have been found to cause persistent insomnia in some patients that participated in a study conducted by the Association of Sleep Disorders in the United States. An individual with physical disorders such as abnormal muscle activity or breathing problems often experience sleep disorders that can be as serious as persistent insomnia.
Long term insomnia can also be attributed to two well-known psychological factors namely depression and stress. Research has also shown that more women are at risk of experiencing persistent insomnia due to biological factors such as menopause. Other factors that can cause persistent insomnia can also be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle with too much caffeine, nicotine or alcohol as well as late night snacks.
Dependence on prescription drugs such as anti-depressants can also lead to sleep disorders. Several environmental factors can also lead to persistent insomnia like excessive light or noise, working the night shift, and jet lag. Sleeping on an uncomfortable bed can also lead to persistent insomnia.
Easy Techniques to Ease Long Term Insomnia
Despite being a serious sleep disorder, people suffering from persistent insomnia need not worry, as there are natural remedies that can be employed to help ease the problem. The most logical solution would be to refrain from takings naps during the day. Too much sleep during the day will make it harder to sleep at night.
Yoga is a great exercise that can help a patient suffering persistent insomnia loosen up and focus. Yoga is a unique form of relaxation technique that can teach a person to meditate and visualize away their worries. Reducing stress will help decrease stress hormones.
Other than yoga, insomniacs can also engage in physically energizing workouts to raise adrenaline levels and increase the body’s core temperature. Exercise such as this is best done in the afternoon or even in the early evening as the hormone levels go down five to six hours after exercise can help promote deep sleep. Avoid exercising right before bedtime, as the body will be too stimulated to fall asleep.
Pass up a heavy meal at least four hours before hitting the sheets. Going to bed on a full stomach will make it harder to sleep, as the tummy feels bloated; however drinking a glass of warm milk before bedtime can help promote sleep as it contains tryptophan.
Aside from milk, other protein-rich foods like nuts, tuna, dates, and even potatoes can help promote sleep. These foods contain tryptophan, which is a chemical that sends a message to the brain that initiates the release of the hormone serotonin to help a person relax.
Alternative remedies such, as acupuncture may be a solution to persistent insomnia. This ancient Chinese remedy is known to be quite effective in treating a variety of sicknesses and is a dependable alternative to taking prescription drugs that at times can be addictive.
Vitamin and mineral supplements can also be taken to treat persistent insomnia. These may include calcium, zinc, and magnesium. Other types of supplements that can be taken to pacify the nervous system would be vitamins B3, B6, and C.
The overall ambience of the bedroom can cause a person to lose sleep. In some cases, loud wall colors or uncomfortable beddings, curtains or carpets with frenzied patterns can keep a person awake all night. It helps to have bedroom walls painted in soft pastel colors that are calming to look at.
Severe chronic insomnia will require professional assistance and a lot of patience on the part of the patient. It is also a good idea to start a sleep diary wherein the patient can write down their observations in order to identify any pattern that could have led to the sleeping disorder.
Stress is a problem for everybody. Can you really think of any person in this world, who is living without stress? The rich or the poor. That rich man you may think is living without stress is really facing serious stress. I know you may be asking what will be stress to a rich man? Stress is in everybody’s diction. The poor, the rich, newborn, and even a newly formed zygote that is yet to enter the world of stress.
I consider stress in our present world as a global epidemic. Immediately a child is born, he or she enters into the world with stress. Is is a fallacy for one to say that he or she can live with out stess. Stress is part and parcel of our live. We can not really hide away from stress; neither can we run away from stress. The only thing we can do about stess is to reduce the degree of stess we a exposed to.
What is Stress? Stress is the reactions of the body to forces of a deleterious nature, infections, and various abnormal states that tend to disturb its homeostasis. It is the body’s response to change in the environment. Stress is the outcome of the tears and wears we are subjected to in the process of performing our daily routines or work.
According to Canadian doctor, Hans Selye “Since stress is the nonspecific response of the body to any demand, everybody is always under some degree of stress”. Who is an an exception to this definintion of stress. Hans selye coined to word stress as it is currently used.
Since we cannot hide away from stress, the best cure for it is to reduce it by managing it properly.
How we can cope with stress?
1. Adaptation: One way we can cope with stess is through adaptation. Adaptation to stress involves modifiying our daily activities to aid in the reduction of stess. For example, I live in a city overcrowded. For me to reach to my school i have to some times spend not less that three hours on traffic jams. How do i cope with this daily stress of traffic jam. I have no option than to start getting up from bed as early as possible so as to avoid the usual traffic jam expereinced in my city.
Few years ago, a friend of mine, who was my neighbour have to pack out from our area to an area nearer to his office, just because of the traffic jam he usually experience. But guess what happen. It was like falling from a fry pan to fire. The stess he is currently exposed to is like doubled. Just a few distace from his house is a Churh and a factory that operates round the clock. He is now face with the stress of noise from this church and factory both day and night. So since we can’t run away from stess, we have to try and adapt to it.
Now does it mean that he have to look for another house to be free from this current noise stess? No. The best thing he have to do is to try and adapt to this noise. Just like my current neigbour, who plays his cd to the highest volume has being disturbing me. I don’t have to look for another house, rather I try to adapt to living with noise. How have I adapted to this noise pollution. I make sure that my doors and windows are always closed. This will not really eliminate the stress but will reduce it.
2 Excercise: This is a good way to manage stress. Excercie is very good for the mind and body. How does excercise help in the treatment of stress? excercise will help us to use up extra sugars and fats released into our blood when we are under stess. Even if you don’t like excercise, take it as a medication for stess. It must’nt be a strenous excercise. Excercise which one can do ranges from walking, skiping, dancing running, playing foot ball, tennis etc. Just try and find excercise that you like and enjoy.
3 Rest and Sleep: The work of most indivituals don’t allow them to have adequate and enough rest and sleep today. Rest and sleep shoulb be viewed as a medication for stess. Every individual should have a minimum of 8hours of sleep daily. When a doctor prescribe bed rest for you, try and take it serious. But I will advise that you should not wait for a doctor to prescribe bed rest for you be you consider it worthy of having one. Not having enough sleep is stress itself and will make it diffcult for and individual to cope with other stress.
Insomnia - the inability to fall or stay asleep - has likely held each of us in its grip at one time or another. Tossing and turning the whole night through, we finally succumb to whatever fitful nugget of sleep we can find and awaken the next day feeling disoriented and exhausted. Insomnia can wreak havoc on our overall health, making us susceptible to a host of illnesses - and rendering us ineffectual during waking hours.
Finding an insomnia cure is a very personal journey. Certain things that may work for one person, may not work for another. It’s best when seeking an insomnia cure to begin adopting lifestyle changes one at a time to ascertain what works best for you, if anything. Luckily, there are many ways to combat insomnia and enjoy a good night’s rest.
Many times, insomnia becomes a bit of a habit. If you have several nights of tossing and turning, then often your bed becomes associated with this fitful lack of sleep. Changing the environment may help to break the cycle and redefine your bed as a place of rest. Eliminate all wakeful activities in the bedroom including watching television, reading, and working. Make the bed somewhere you go for sleep and go there only when you’re feeling tired. Darken the room, change the sheets and blankets to make them more comfortable and conducive to changing temperatures, and add soothing music or white noise if that’s something that induces sleep.
Remember that your insomnia cure is personal; if something doesn’t work, eliminate it and move on to something else. But more often than not, changes to your daily routine will often bring about an insomnia cure. Try other pre-bed activities to set the mood for sleep - yoga, stretching, meditation, or breathing exercises; a cup of warm decaffeinated tea; or a hot bath. And try to keep the times you’re turning in and waking up consistent day to day so that your body develops an internal clock of its own.
If you find that you are still having difficulty falling and staying asleep, then it may be wise to visit your doctor for an evaluation. There are many over-the-counter and prescription sleep aids that will help in you in the short term if you are experiencing stress or other emotional factors. It may not be a long term insomnia cure but it will help you get your needed rest in the meantime.
A person who is unable to fall asleep as well as cannot stay asleep for reasonable periods of time is said to be suffering from insomnia. Persons with such an affliction will most often complain about not being able to close their eyes and will generally feel restless for a short period of time at the very least. This is a sleep disorder that can be organic as well as non-organic and is the result of fear, anxiety, stress, herbs, medications, depression and caffeine as well as for other unknown reasons.
Types Of Insomnia
Insomnia can be found in a number of different forms including insomnia that is transient, insomnia that is acute as well as insomnia that is chronic. Transient instances will last from a single night to many weeks, and it may be due to jet lag, or anxiety that lasts for a short period of time. With an acute case, the person is unable to consistently sleep from a few weeks up to six months. The chronic attack is very serious and can occur every night and last for a month or so.
The sleeping problems that arise with insomnia can occur due to other diseases, or because of problems related to the psyche of the person. Such instances would require the patient to take medical as well as psychological help. With the use of taking sedative drugs, there is always the possibility that the person will become dependent on these drugs, which can lead to withdrawal symptoms when the drug is discontinued.
Using Rozerem for treating insomnia is a recommended course of action as it has been shown that there will be no danger of potential abuse, or dependence, or even withdrawal with its use. It is the first of the many sleep-inducing agents that help in targeting the normal sleep to waking cycle and it is the end product of thirty-five years of research.
Rozerem for insomnia is a drug that can be taken orally in order to promote sleep which it does through the stimulation of receptors for melatonin in the brain. The advantage of using Rozerem for insomnia is that it is not addictive and is also not a controlled substance. It does not cause withdrawal symptoms or even insomnia on the rebound if the user discontinues taking it. In addition, Rozerem has the approval of the FDA which it received in July, 1995.
Most people who are dedicated exercise enthusiasts have a very well thought-out exercise regimen. They know exactly when and how they will work out, what muscle groups they will target, the amount of strain they will place upon themselves, their fitness goals, their diet, and just about anything else pertaining to exercise.
That said, there are many problems associated with over-training. Signs of over-training are sub-standard results, possible injury, infection and colds, mood changes, changing sleep patterns and poor performance.
Today, many fitness experts posit that these problems are not a sign of over-exertion. Rather, they are a sign of under-recovery. By under-recovery, these researchers mean that devout exercisers are not allowing their body enough time to recuperate because they are not taking enough breaks between periods of strenuous exercise. These break periods are critical because they allow muscles to reinvigorate and regenerate -the tiny tears in the muscle need to repair and reform to allow increased strength and fitness..
These experts are recommending that serious athletes develop a recovery plan in addition to an exercise plan. This recovery plan is just as important as the exercise itself, and will greatly benefit and athlete’s health and well-being.
Electro Muscle stimulation, or EMS, is one of several effective methods to encourage muscle regeneration. EMS works by pulsing a low level of electricity through a targeted muscle or muscle group. Typical EMS systems cost several hundred dollars and consist of a main unit and many electrodes wired to it. To use an EMS, the electrodes are applied to the body in targeted areas.
EMS is often used as a strength builder. In addition to a normal workout it can be quite effective. To use EMS to encourage muscle regeneration, you should set the unit a low intensity and high frequency. Doing so will improve blood circulation to a specific area. Using EMS as an aid to regeneration is particularly successful because it enables you to target specific muscle groups. After you have exerted these groups, you can apply EMS and accelerate the regeneration and recuperation process.
However, EMS alone is not the best way to recuperate. Exercise experts highly recommend combining EMS recuperation treatments with one or more different recuperation methods. Here is a quick rundown of a few of those methods.
It is crucial that large amounts of water or electrolyte beverage be consumed during and after a strenuous workout. Glycogen is used at a higher rate when athletes don’t hydrate adequately. This results in increased fatigue and a slow recuperation process.
During and after a workout, blood flows to muscles at a much higher rate than normal. This increased bloodflow (up to 50%) will continue for as many as three hours after the workout is over. During this time, the body is primed to ingest nutrients. Both carbohydrates and proteins are necessary. These nutrients will help an athlete maintain his or her energy level and better regenerate muscle tissue. Waiting longer than three hours after a workout to eat can greatly increase recuperation time.
Stretching targeted muscle groups before and after a workout is essential for safety, performance and recuperation. Athletes are highly recommended to learn the best and most effective stretches for muscle groups they exercise in a given workout, and to rigorously use them.
Insomnia is the sleeping disorder that prevents a person from getting a quality night’s sleep. In fact, insomnia can keep a person up for many days. This leaves the person feeling tired, wasted and weary. Your body needs sleep to recharge, it needs quality sleep in order to perform at its best. Therefore, if you suffer from insomnia and you just can’t seem to fall asleep at night, it is important that you find some form of insomnia treatment quickly. To find the right insomnia treatment, however, you need to find out just what’s keeping you up all those sleepless nights.
Is It Something You’re Doing?
Sometimes, insomnia is caused by what the person is doing. That’s right, you could be causing your very own insomnia. The reason you can’t sleep can be due to the fact that you’re eating certain foods or maybe you’re drinking too much coffee. Caffeine from coffee and other foods can keep you tossing and turning, unable to sleep, so a good insomnia treatment would be to try and eliminate such things from your diet. Experiment with different foods and see if that helps relieve the insomnia symptoms.
Another insomnia treatment that you can try is to get plenty of exercise during the day. The more energy you use up during the day, the less energy you’ll have at night. Your body will want to rest, and finally you will eventually fall asleep. Try taking up a sport or an exercise as an insomnia treatment. Look at it this way, not only will you probably find sleep but you’ll look and feel great too!
Stress and other emotional feelings can also cause insomnia, too. If you have some event coming up that’s causing you stress, anxiety or fear, try avoiding that situation altogether, or try looking at it positively. Remember, these are your own feelings and it’s up to you to relieve them. If you’ve tried to alleviate them as part of an insomnia treatment and you just can’t seem to get rid of them, try some stress relief exercises, such as Yoga, Tai Chi or even meditation. Or, just slowing down and taking a different outlook on life can do wonders for your well being as well as your ability to get some sleep.
If you’ve tried all of these insomnia treatment and nothing seems to help at all, then it’s time to see your doctor. There are many over the counter medicines that can help you fall asleep. However, try the above insomnia treatments first before the medicine. Most often, you’re wide awake night after night because of something you’re doing. Pay attention to your daily life routine and find out what’s keeping you from a nice, restful sleep.