New York, NY (PRWEB) March 22, 2013
The United States has now surpassed the 64 million mark of insomnia sufferers. "Women are 1.4 more times likely to get insomnia than men" says Shawn from InsomniaMiracleRelief.net
Energy drink consumption is on the rise and the stress of today's society are contributors to the rise in insomnia. Breakthrough drugs like Ambien and Lunesta are alternatives to natural remedies. While these are prescribed to millions, insomnia numbers continue to rise.
The movie 'Insomnia' with Al Pacino showed the effects not only on the mind of lack of sleep, but on the mental well being of a human. Though being a movie, the portrayal was a general overview of the almost 'intoxicating behavior' of extended periods of sleeplessness.
In Canada, the insomnia rate is even higher. "There is still a huge debate on what the actual causes of insomnia are. It's almost a case by case study. Some cases are attributed to genetics, some to poor lifestyle." says Shawn.
The rising number of insomniacs in America and Canada should not be alarming. At the rate fast food is consumed, caffeine being the main beverage of choice, and the high level of stress due to the failing economy, the numbers are not suprising.
Here is a list of a few of the main reasons for insomnia:
Stress: Work, school, finances, illness and even illness.
Anxiety: Both moderate and severe anxiety can cause insonmia.
Depression: Chemical imbalances work hand in hand in making stress levels go exponential causing insomnia problems to increase even further.
Medications: Side effects of many medications include insomnia.
Caffeine and Alcohol consumption: Caffeine is a stimulant which decreases normal sleep patterns and alcohol while being a depressant doesn't allow the body to go into its much needed deep sleep stages.
While this is not an exhaustive list, the alarming rate at which insomnia is rising, it is time to take a real look at what you can do naturally to combat insomnia.