Insomnia is defined as habitual sleeplessness.

Symptoms include inability to fall asleep, waking during the night, and being unable to go back to sleep.

The causes of insomnia are varied. Anxiety, depression, tension, and chronic stress are the most common psychological factors. Physical pain is another cause for insomnia, as well as asthma, hypoglycemia, indigestion,drugs, and muscle aches. In addition, if you consume iced tea, coffee, or soft drinks that contain sugar and caffeine, you should know that these drinks all contribute to sleepless nights.

Sleep disorders, such as snoring or sleep apnea, can be serious, as they are often linked to irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, and decreased work productivity due to excessive fatigue. Insomnia can be a particularly troublesome condition because the more you try to fall asleep, the more you cannot. Commercial sleeping pills are not the answer, although they are highly popular these days, because they will interfere with your ability to dream. Dreaming is your mind’s way of getting rid of stored stress. To suppress this natural way to resolve stress is counterproductive.
In addition, sleep aids can be habit forming. The chart below shows a protocol that has been used to deal naturally with insomnia, allowing sleep to occur without medication.