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.
- 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!