Insomnia is defined as a difficulty falling or staying asleep or sleep that is simply not refreshing. It can occur for many reasons. It may be related to poor sleep habits or other medical conditions, including psychiatric problems and drug use. It may occur in children. There may not be a clearly identified cause. Insomnia is broken up into the following conditions:
  • Adjustment sleep disorder (acute insomnia)
  • Psychophysiologic insomnia
  • Paradoxical insomnia (formerly sleep state misperception)
  • Idiopathic insomnia
  • Insomnia due to mental disorder
  • Inadequate sleep hygiene
  • Behavioral insomnia of childhood
  • Sleep-onset association type
  • Limit-setting sleep type
  • Combined type
  • Insomnia due to drug or substance
  • Insomnia due to medical condition
  • Insomnia not due to a substance or known physiologic condition, unspecified
  • Physiologic (organic) insomnia, unspecified; (organic insomnia, NOS)
If you are asking the question, “Is there anything ELSE that can help me to sleep naturally, without debilitating side effects?” then you should consider Cranial Electro Therapy Stimulation (CES). CES treats the causes of poor sleep rather than the symptoms. People who have exhausted other methods to help them sleep are finding that CES was the answer they were seeking from the start. There are a number of reasons why CES has proven successful for people with sleep deficiencies: CES uses a gentle electrical impulse applied to the ear lobes that is anatomically transferred to the brain. The unit is handheld, and is designed to be used at home. Best of all, CES is far less expensive than the ongoing costs of drug prescriptions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allows the medical claims of “insomnia, anxiety, and depression” for CES use. Anxiety and depression are two common triggers of insomnia or sleep problems in general. Depression and anxiety will begin to cause sleep problems in people who haven’t previously experienced difficulties with sleep. A vicious cycle will often begin to take place in individuals whereby: the more anxious a person becomes the more they suffer from sleep disorders; the more one suffers from sleep disorder the more anxious one becomes, and on and on. The same is true of those who suffer from depression. By allowing the brain to “reset” to its normal rhythms, CES creates a new and healthy habit for your sleep patterns. Studies show that within two weeks of daily CES use you will see a substantial decline in your sleep problems.