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What is it?
Insomnia is sleeplessness. There are two types of sleep: orthodox sleep and, rapid eye movement during which dreaming occurs. Both types of sleep are necessary to feel refreshed next morning. Lack of sleep causes irritability, inefficiency and inability to concentrate. Some insomnia sufferers become so wound up that they cannot relax enough to sleep. Insomnia may be a symptom of depression.
Doctors can treat some forms of depression by prescribing antidepressant drugs to relieve insomnia. Sleeping pills may be effective in breaking a vicious cycle of sleeplessness and overtiredness.
The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info