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Natural Remedies for Insomnia

What is Insomnia?

Types of Insomnia

Insomnia - meaning disturbed sleep - comes in many forms.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea occurs where there is marked disturbance of breathing during the night, often associated with snoring. This leads to momentary waking, not usually noticeable to the patient, and loss of relaxing sleep. A consequence of this is daytime tiredness and drowsiness. It is a warning of the possibility of other problems such as and need treating. It can often occur in people who are overweight and can be a cure.


Insomnia is principally a difficulty in getting to sleep. Sleeping pills may help the onset of sleep but do not maintain sleep for more than a couple of hours. If there is early morning waking, then should be considered.


Narcolepsy is an uncommon condition where there are very short episodes of sleep during the day causing accidents and injuries if they occur while driving or operating machinery.

Sometimes sleep disorder is a symptom of other problems; for instance, excessive wakefulness can be related to thyroid disease. A doctor should exclude any medically remediable cause before treatment.

Also helpful may be our pages for , and .

What Helps Insomnia?

Exercises to Aid Sleep Apnea

Learn oral exercises that are found to help sleep apnea!

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Insomnia Treatment


In a depressive sleep disorder tricyclic antidepressants are usually used such as Prothiaden or Nortriptyline. Difficulty getting to sleep responds to benzodiazepine drugs such as Lormetazepam and Temazepam. These all have side effects, the latter especially are addictive. They are only licenced for six weeks and should not be taken for longer than that.

The pineal gland hormone melatonin is thought to help the sleep disturbance due to jet lag.


Home Remedies and Relevant Articles from our Contributors

Home remedies are anything from "homework", food or nutritional supplements, exercises, reading, our featured articles and so on. Natural Remedies from Shared Care offers:-

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Lots of common sense advice about the importance of beds and support in back pain and insomnia

Natural Cures for Insomnia

We explain what we mean by natural cures, natural remedies, home remedies.

Please also check out Approaches Individual to the Practitioner for other therapies and treatments.

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Who Can Help Insomnia?

Who has a Special Interest in Insomnia?

Please click on the MORE INFORMATION link for fuller details.

Dr. Marjorie Copithorn Calgary,  Alberta,   Canada
Mr. Martin Schwartz Calgary,  Alberta,   Canada
Mrs. Cindy Fisher Parksville,  British Columbia,   Canada
Ms. Alison L. Longley Burnaby,  British Columbia,   Canada
Mr. Ian Paul Sharp ABERYSTWYTH,  Ceredigion,   Great Britain
Ms. Trisha Mulholland LONDON N7,  London,   Great Britain
Mr. Peter Caughey Auckland,  Auckland,   New Zealand
Dr. Brendan Armm Santa Monica,  California,   United States of America
Ms. Debby Shapiro Lakewood,  Colorado,   United States of America
Ms. Ellen Kratka Woodbury,  Connecticut,   United States of America
Ms. Patricia Ahner Hallandale,  Florida,   United States of America
Mr. Danny Jackson Orlando,  Florida,   United States of America
Ms. Linda Rowlands Fort Lauderdale,  Florida,   United States of America
Ms. Pamela Bellamy Roswell,  Georgia,   United States of America
Ms. Linda Meyer Lake in the Hills,  Illinois,   United States of America
Mr. Mark Fradkin Owings Mills,  Maryland,   United States of America
Ms. Jennifer Stukey Columbia,  Maryland,   United States of America
Ms. Suzahne Riendeau Arlington,  Massachusetts,   United States of America
Mr. Aaron Means Minneapolis,  Minnesota,   United States of America
Mr. Bryan Watrous Missoula,  Montana,   United States of America
Mr. Suryanarayana Chennapragada East Greenbush,  New York,   United States of America
Mrs. Catherine Browne Hamptonville,  North Carolina,   United States of America
Ms. Patricia Hallam Portland,  Oregon,   United States of America
Ms. Laura Santi Portland,  Oregon,   United States of America
Mrs. Rosie Coelho Austin,  Texas,   United States of America
Ms. Maureen Killoran Fort Worth ,  Texas,   United States of America

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Insomnia Support Groups

The home country of the group is listed. Most will provide more information, advice, contacts and help wherever you live:-

Australia National
Great Britain 50 mile radius from Cottingham, East Yorkshire
Great Britain National
Ireland National
New Zealand National
New Zealand National
New Zealand National
United States of America National
United States of America National
United States of America National

Please email editor(at) with the name and URL of your suggestions for additional groups.

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Where You Can Eat, Stay and Visit

Help in finding restaurants, cafes, hotels, resorts, towns, beaches, travel companies and so on that are user friendly for our communities.

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