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Are Sleeping Pills the Only Way?

Senin, Mei 12, 2008

Author: Jennifer Baxt

Article:
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 today’s 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 don’t 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 can’t 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 don’t 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
doesn’t solve the initial problems. They are simply a quick
fix that the person takes advantage of instead of trying to find
out why they can’t 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.

About the author:
Jennifer B. Baxt, LMHC, LMFT offers online audio/video
counseling as well as works with children, individuals, couples,
geriatric patients, depression, bipolar, anxiety and substance
abuse. Please contact Complete Counseling Solutions via email
jennifer@completecounselingsolutions.com or visit our website
http://www.completecounselingsolutions.com for any further
information.

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