Chronic stress and emotional factors have been long known as major causes of insomnia. Stress and conflicts can disturb brain chemistry, and not only contribute to the development of insomnia but to the worsening of it as well. Chronic stress also can disrupt hormone balance and creates a damaging cycle of less sleep and more stress.
Conventional medicine use for health problems to suppress the symptoms. Unfortunately, drugs are toxic, and while they may address a specific symptom, they poison the entire body. Sleeping pills depress brain function, decreasing the amount of time spent in health-giving deep sleep. People can suffer withdrawal symptoms and become dependent on drugs.
What to Do?
It is especially important to address caffeine and sugar consumption and food intolerances as causes of insomnia. Keeping a careful remark of everything you eat and drink. For some, something as simple as reducing the consumption of caffeine and sugary drinks from their diet can cure their insomnia. Removing excitotoxins from the diet is a wise strategy. Since most of the processed foods, and many restaurant foods, contain excitotoxins, it is important to eat a diet of fresh, unprocessed, organic food like whole grains, raw vegetables, salads, and fruits. Meditating before you go to bed can be very relaxing and help for a night of better sleep. Lastly, keep your bedroom dark and well ventilated.