sleep drugs

Disadvantage of using Sleep Drugs

Sleep is a vital and natural function that must happen every day by itself, there are many reasons why drugs or medications commonly called are introduced as an aid to fall asleep, we can say that if a medical staff has prescribed its use is because it is considered necessary and is usually done in adolescents and adults and some children, after many tests and with the correct diagnosis. It is well known that drugs can cause addiction and death if they are administered in excess and without control.

The drugs used to help with sleep are sleeping pills, these are usually effective on sleepless nights, as tolerance to these increases rapidly the effect usually decreases respectively. When drugs are obtained freely, they can have other effects and make the person feel bad the next day.

Liliana Amaro Sleep Coach does not recommend the use of any drug to make a child with bad habits sleep better, to evaluate what a child needs to sleep better it is necessary to follow the following recommendation.

  1. Medical review with diagnosis. 
  • If it is a health problem, follow the doctor’s instruction completely.
  • If the problem is behavioral, it is suggested to consult a Sleep Expert.

      2. Initial advice by a Sleep Coach

  • Tips for changing habits
  • Recommendation of an action plan and routine 

General recommendations to improve sleep are:

  • Establishment of Routines 
  • Follow the established schedules 
  • Have a healthy diet 
  • And having little interaction and stimulation with technology 

In the case of adolescents, the problem at bedtime is always accompanied by episodes of depression, anxiety, in these cases it may be recommended to seek temporary psychological help to relieve the burden and ensure that they can relax and rest. It is also very important to supervise schedules to go to bed and these days control of the use of video games, computers or phones is of utmost importance.

As a conclusion, drugs should be avoided in most cases, getting our body to function naturally and efficiently will always depend on ourselves, if we talk about the young ones this in the same way will depend on their careers. Let’s learn good habits and spread them around!

About the author

Liliana Amaro

International Children Sleep Coach
(Breastfeeding Advisor, Child Massage Instructor, Baby Sign Language Instructor)

I’m Liliana Amaro the founder of Zzleep My Baby and certified as Child & Baby Sleep Consultant, Brisbane based; but currently servicing Internationally covering many regions in Australia, North and South America, Europe and Asia. Zzleep my baby was established to provide support to parents with newborn babies, infants, toddlers, twins and kids under 10 who struggle to sleep at night.

Born in México City, Mother of three Zelda, Inka and León. My journey as Baby Sleep Consultant began with the arrival of my first daughter Zelda, as a first-time mum was excited for her arrival, but of course never researched about infant sleep routines. When she was born, I dedicated myself to care for her day and night, without any experience or help got a general advice from the hospital and I began to wake up and feed my daughter every three hours even when she was asleep, I did this for months. My exhaustion and tiredness were extreme, as a result, Zelda got into the habit of waking several times during the night and as she grew up the night wakings were much more frequent, also it was not possible for her to sleep or resettle without being rocked or fed; more months passed, and I began to suffer extreme sleep deprivation. I used to work full time as an Architect, and it was extremely hard to keep my concentration and complete my tasks while being so tired.

One day sitting at my desk exhausted and almost in tears, I decided to end this situation. I researched for help finding a Sleep Consultant expert that since that moment changed my life forever. Whit her methodology I learned different sleep gentle techniques. We applied the most suited method and followed a sleep routine and plan as close as we could and in less than two weeks, we all were sleeping, Zelda learned to sleep on her own and self-settle.

In March 2015 I completed my certification by learning the techniques and methodologies created by the Coach that helped me, since then I have been fortunate to help several families in many parts of the world (Australia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Lebanon etc.) with newborns, twins, babies, and children up to 5 years old sleep alone and throughout the night. Within the skills as a sleep consultant, we can help a baby to leave the pacifier, avoid continuous awakenings, resetting naps, sleep time without

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