First, you should never think that insomnia is acceptable and write it off in any way at all. In fact, insomnia can actually be a sign of bigger problems. Insomnia may not be a disease so to speak but it is a condition that can be treated. One of the biggest problems is that most people do not ever discuss their insomnia problems with their doctor; therefore they can never be resolved.
So many times, people think that insomnia is a temporary condition that will go away on its own but it never does, it just gets worse. You could be suffering from anxiety, panic, or depression and may not even be aware of it yet. The doctor will figure this out and can give you something to make you feel better which will likely leads to you gaining back your sleep.
Insomnia should not be ignored for many reasons. Perhaps it is your medication that is causing this insomnia, or maybe you have a medical condition that has yet to be diagnosed, or maybe you have an emotional condition that you are unaware of. Whatever the reason you can be certain of one thing and that is that there definitely is a reason. Insomnia, especially chronic insomnia is your body’s way of letting you know that something is not right.
If you were to decide to ignore insomnia, eventually your physical health would deteriorate; your mental health would as well. Your performance at work and basically in all that you do will lack the vigor that it once had and you will become irritable and moody with loved ones. This is your body’s way of handling what insomnia is dishing out. One of the major ways for people to remain healthy is to get plenty of rest and eat a well balanced diet so when you are only averaging a couple of hours at best, of sleep per night you will soon feel like you have been hit by a truck. Your mind may even go into a delirious state and your wick will be very short.
If you go and see the doctor so he can find out what is causing the insomnia, at the very least he will be able to provide you with some medication to help you get some rest. Medications for insomnia have come a long way and they can now be used for a period of up to six months and they no longer have the addictive properties that they once had. In other words, they are now safe to use and they do not leave you feeling lethargic the next morning.
This will help you get some rest but there is no insomnia medicine that can be taken indefinitely so you will have to work in a proactive manner to work with doctors and such to develop a new plan for when the medication period is over. The bottom line is that you do not want to become dependent on anything to fall into a good night’s sleep.