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Why New Concerns Over Ambien May Lead People To Look At Alternative Remedies For Stopping Insomnia
Finding the most efficient way of stopping insomnia is something that is subjective; there is no definitive treatment option that can be used by everybody because we all have different needs and expectations, and there is also a difference between acute and chronic suffers. What is certain is that there are many types of treatment to choose from.
One option that people can take is to receive a prescription for medication. Doctors will happily provide patients with sleep aids – such as benzodiazepines – to people with acute insomnia, however one of the treatments on offer is currently causing some concern in the medical industry: Ambien. Heath care providers, especially those in alternative disciplines, have always criticized allopathic methods for their “quick fix” approach to the problem, but there are new fears being voiced about Ambien over its availability and addictive nature. Experts reckon it is too easy for patients to take too much and become reliant, and that if it falls in the wrong hands it come become a dangerous form of date-rape drug.
These issues add weight to the arguments of these alternative practitioners that their treatments, which are more rooted in looking at the deeper problems and longer lasting cures through natural, chemical-free methods, are more beneficial in stopping insomnia. For those with the condition that do not wish to run the risk of drugs, they can try homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal treatments such as Chamomile and Valerian; however these remedies suffer further criticism from those that say you need to go even further to stop insomnia effectively – especially if it is the chronic form. These critics would recommend patients opt for Cognitive Behavior therapy instead, a psychological method that looks at the causes of insomnia rather than the symptoms to find a long-lasting cure.
For many, these new warnings over Ambien and related drugs will do nothing to stop them consulting doctors and looking for prescriptions to aid their attempts in stopping insomnia – and with some self-control they may feel no ill-effect at all – but for others it is reassuring to know that they do not have to be reliant on drugs and can find help in other ways.