My wife, Grace, and I are fortunate and have never faced this difficult issue, which can lead to many other serious health issues ranging from obesity to sleep deprived accidents.
Now an article in the March 13, 2012 New York Times., “Pills’ Risks Complicate Long Wait For Sleep.” What is one who is an insomniac to do?
First, the problem with sleeping pills, such as Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata. Quoting the article in the Times, “Patients taking prescription sleep aids on a regular basis were nearly five times as likely as non-users to die over a tow and a half-year period, according to a recent study. Even those prescribed fewer than 18 pills a year were at risk, the researchers found; heavy users were more likely to develop cancer. Just reading the potential side effects that come with the prescription should be enough to warn people away for using these drugs.
Again, what is an insomniac to do? There are the simple lifestyle changes that should make a big difference:
- Regular exercise.
- No TV in the bedroom.
- Limit caffeinated drinks after, say, 3pm.
- Limit alcohol as a sleep aid.
- No sugary snacks near bed time.
- Learn how to meditate and clear one’s mind of stressful thoughts. There are wonderful breathing techniques that help with this.
Enter a third weapon to help one get into a deep, restful and rejuvenating sleep – Asea!
We have heard story after story of people on Asea that are sleeping soundly, waking less often during the night, having great dreams and waking refreshed and ready for a great day. If the risks of taking prescription sleep aids weren’t enough, the cost of a month’s supply of Ambien is similar to a month’s supply of Asea.
So what if it is possible to get a quality night’s sleep with Asea and also get q whole array of other health benefits all without toxicity and health risk? Wouldn’t it make sense to give Asea a try?