D. Drugs, Additives

Drugs

Different drugs have different effects on insomnia. Some are sedating, some are stimulating. They definitely affect your mood, and can also effect your brain cycles.

Some drugs are used to cover up the problem, lessen the pain – often times these avoidance strategies only put off the inevitable.??

Different drugs have different effects on insomnia. Some are sedating, some are stimulating. They definitely affect your mood, and can also effect your brain cycles.

There are a variety of drugs, which have either depression or insomnia as a side effect.

For more information see Side Effects of Prescription and Non-Prescription Medicines

Alcohol

Insomnia is a common symptom of alcoholism.

Alcohol can help you fall asleep easier, but disrupts your sleep by altering the sleep cycles as the alcohol wears off.? It is often reported that people fall asleep well, but wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep.

For more information on alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence visit www.mentalhealthchannel.net/alcohol/.

Link to Alcoholics Anonymous – International website
Link to Alcoholics Anonymous – Australia

Food Additives, Colourings and Flavourings

Refer to Food Additives, Colourings and Flavourings on the Nutrition page. Bright lights, violent and disturbing television shows. All stimulants that are often overlooked in preparing for sleep.