Are Sleeping Pills the Only Way?
- Jennifer Baxt LMHC LMFT
If there is one thing that many people are guilty of, it is looking for the quick fix instead of trying healthier alternatives first. There are some people who try many alternatives before they turn to conventional medicinal therapy, but more will unfortunately opt for the pills rather than give alternatives a fair chance. It appears to be human nature to be a little impatient to start with, but with todays pressures in trying to make a living and get everything done in one day, tolerance takes a dive and impatience soars. It could be for this reason that many will go for the typically temporary medicinal therapy and try to make it a permanent solution to their problem. This is especially true for people who are suffering from insomnia or difficulty in trying to sleep. Rather than try and change their diet or their daily habits that possibly contribute to their problem, they go for the pills because it is easier. Unfortunately, this can have a negative effect on the individual who becomes reliant on a solution that is actually meant to be a temporary therapy.
People dont often stop to think about what can happen if they rely on something too long. Many can become so dependant on sleeping pills that without them they cant get to sleep at all. In fact, some people can actually develop and addiction to sleeping pills. What most people will be unaware of is that sleeping pills dont actually allow the body to get the rest it needs. The pills put the person under, but this is a forced sleep and is not one that the body reacts to overly well over a long period of time. After a while, the person can become affected emotionally, even to the point of becoming irritable and depressed. When it really gets down to it, downing pills doesnt solve the initial problems. They are simply a quick fix that the person takes advantage of instead of trying to find out why they cant sleep and finding sleep in a natural way.
Really, no medications should be taken without consulting a doctor. People who are having trouble sleeping can contact an online therapist or counselor and discuss their difficulty getting to sleep. While they go through the therapy, they might prescribed some temporary medications that can help them relax and sleep while they go through therapy to find out why they might be having trouble sleeping. The online therapist can easily communicate with the patient through messaging back and forth and can help the patient uncover any issues the patient might have. In most cases, when these issues are exposed and dealt with, the patient can eventually have an easier time falling asleep without the aid of sleeping pills. Difficulty in finding sleep can be solved in many ways without having to rely on the help of sleeping pills. It is better for both the mind and body when a person can relax and go to sleep naturally. There is no artificial supplement to sleep that will give the person the quality of rest they get from the natural thing.