Natural Methods of Sleep Deprivation Treatment
Sleep deprivation affects millions of Americans each year. Those afflicted find themselves tossing and turning, unable to turn their minds or their bodies off long enough to get much needed rest. There are many medical treatments available for those suffering from a lack of sleep. The most common treatments are medications, CPAP machines, and hypnosis.Althoughmany people choose to have their health problems treated by a physician, medical treatment is your only option. If you prefer a more natural sleep deprivation treatment, there are several options to consider.
CBD Capsules and Edibles
CBD oil is consumed for a variety of reasons from stress relief to sleep regulation to inflammation and more. CBD capsules are great to try to help with sleep deprivation. You can also use CBD for anxiety.
Exercise can be used as a natural treatment in two different ways. The first way exercise can help with sleep deprivation is by counteracting the sleepiness you will inevitably feel during the day when you have not been getting enough sleep. You can increase your blood circulation by taking a walk or doing a few calisthenics. On the flip side, you can also try using a full workout routine close to bedtime to help fatigue your muscles and make sleeping easier.
Often, people suffering from sleep deprivation do so because they are unable to “turn off” their thoughts at night. In cases like this, having white noise in the background when you are trying to sleep can help to drown out those thoughts that just will not stop. There are several ways to have white noise in the background of your sleeping area. Fans, a radio tuned to static, and even commercial white noise machines can provide the sound you need to help you sleep.
Change Your Diet
Another natural method you can try is to make small changes to your diet and eating habits. For obvious reasons, limiting your caffeine intake during the day can help you to fall asleep more quickly at night. Limiting or eliminating sugar from your diet may also help you to sleep better at night, and it will help to lower your risk of sleep deprivation-induced diabetes.
Deep Breathing and Relaxation Techniques
Practicing deep breathing and relaxation techniques are an effective way to treat sleep deprivation for many people. The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends that you lie on your back with your eyes closed, and take slow, deep breaths; breathing in very slowly through your nose, and filling your lungs completely before exhaling just as slowly. You can add to this technique by counting down from 100 with each exhale until you fall asleep.
If ever you needed a good excuse to redecorate your bedroom, sleep deprivation treatment is a good one. Far too often, people allow their bedrooms to become a catch-all for laundry that needs putting away, and cutter that should be thrown out. Combine this with the fact that many people also have televisions, computers, and other electronics in their bedrooms, and it is little wonder that they are not able to sleep at night. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the light emitted from electronic devices as well as using your bedroom for anything other than sleeping, can have a negative effect on your ability to sleep. Clear electronics and clutter from your bedroom, and decorate in soft greens and blues to create a soothing atmosphere and aid sleep.
If you are suffering from sleep deprivation, try each of the items on this list for natural treatment of your sleeplessness. You may need to try these methods in combination with each other in order to see results. If none of these techniques work for you after a couple of weeks, you should talk to your doctor about your inability to sleep. Sleep disorders can indicate a more serious medical condition, and can have serious physical consequences, such as increased blood pressure, increased risk of diabetes, and even morbid weight gain in time.