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Natural Remedy for Better Sleep

One third of the adult population in Malaysia complains about their sleep and it happens everywhere worldwide. Some sleep too little, some fitfully and some too much. Although one-third of our lives are spent asleep, most of us don’t know much about sleep. We don’t even know exactly why we sleep.


One third of the adult population in Malaysia complains about their sleep and it happens everywhere worldwide. Some sleep too little, some fitfully and some too much. Although one-third of our lives are spent asleep, most of us don’t know much about sleep. We don’t even know exactly why we sleep. Sleep problems profoundly disturb both sleeping and waking life. It is more common in women, but the quality of sleep decreases equally in both women and men as we age.


Sleep disturbances place an uncalculated, but enormous, burden on most adults. Many industrial and automobile accidents are related to undiagnosed and untreated disorders of sleep. School and job performance, and even everyday social relationships, are also affected. Most sleep disorders, whether caused by physical or mental factors, can be treated or managed effectively once they are properly diagnosed. The sad part is that the majority of sleep disorders go undiagnosed.


Insomnia the most common sleeping disorder

Insomnia is a relatively common sleep disorder. Typical symptoms of insomnia include problems falling asleep, waking up frequently in the night with difficulty falling back to sleep, waking too early in the morning, and feeling unrefreshed when waking in the morning. The causes of insomnia are varied. Noise, temperature changes, medication side effects, jet lag, and a change in surroundings can all cause insomnia, as can PMS, menopause, menstruation, or pregnancy.


Insomnia can be chronic (ongoing) or acute (short-term). Chronic insomnia means having symptoms at least 3 nights a week for more than a month. Acute insomnia lasts for less time. Some people who have insomnia may have trouble falling asleep. Other people may fall asleep easily but wake up too soon. Others may have trouble with both falling asleep and staying asleep. As a result, insomnia may cause you to get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. There are two types of insomnia. The most common type is called secondary or comorbid insomnia.


This type of insomnia often is a symptom of an emotional, neurological, or other med