Have insomnia and wondering how to fall asleep quickly? As many as one half of all Americans have insomnia or issues with poor sleep. Most often, sleeping medications classified as sedative hypnotics are prescribed to induce sleep or give consistency to sleep habits. And while such medications may be greatly effective in the short term, side effects and reduced effectiveness are sure to crop up in the long term.
The side effects of sedative hypnotics aren’t inconsequential, either.
Common side effects include headache, weird dreams, sleep walking (leading to sleep eating, sleep driving, and even sleep painting), stomach pain, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal/neurological issues. Even worse but less common side effects include cancer and even death.
There are entirely natural ways to achieve the same thing as sleeping medication but without all the side effects.