In a recent post, I shared the strategies I would try and implement in my bedtime routine to help me achieve a good night’s sleep. One of my more significant area I focused on was signing off from social media at least an hour before bed. This was not an easy task for someone like me, but I must say this has made such a huge and positive impact in my sleep and work routine. By making this a habit every night, not only have I been able to clear my mind of all the things going on in the world, I have been able to get an extra hour of sleep, sometimes more. One thing I realized since I started this, is that when we are distracted, an hour can go by so fast. Before you know it, 10 O’clock becomes 11 o’clock. So now I wake up with extra energy, leading into a more productive work day. Never take sleep for granted!
I know that although many of us agree that developing a healthy sleep strategy is crucial, only half actually follow one. And if you are dealing with insomnia, the strategies I’ve mentioned may not be enough to get you a good night’s rest. Regardless, finding a solution is still a must! Not only will it help with your sleep routine, it will help with your lifestyle.
For those that have dealt with this struggle of insomnia, I have some great news. There are effective treatment options available for those suffering with insomnia, a prescription sleep aid called SILENOR® that helps treat people who have problems getting the sleep they need to stay healthy.
What makes SILENOR® different from other medication? While most sleep medications work on the sleep-promoting system, meaning they help patients fall asleep, SILENOR® works with the wake-promoting mechanism of the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle. This helps patients stay asleep throughout the night until the early morning. What’s great is that SILENOR® is not associated with any risk of abuse and physical dependence.
If you are one of the many people having trouble sleeping through the night, take time to talk to your doctor about your sleep routine, lifestyle and symptoms to have a professional understanding of your situation. Visit Wanttosleepmore.com to learn more about how to achieve a full, uninterrupted and peaceful sleep at night.
“SILENOR® is a prescription sleep medicine that is used to treat people with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep. Call your doctor if your insomnia worsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days. This may mean that there is another condition causing your sleep problem. Be sure that you are able to devote 7 to 8 hours to sleep before being active again. SILENOR® should be taken within 30 minutes of bedtime. Do not take with alcohol or with other medicines that can make you sleepy. If you are on a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or have taken a MAOI within the past two weeks, you should not take SILENOR®. You should not take SILENOR® if you have an eye problem called narrow angle glaucoma that is not being treated, if you have severe urinary retention, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in SILENOR®. You should not drive or operate machinery at night after taking SILENOR®. Until you know how you will react to SILENOR®, you should be careful in performing such activities during the day following taking SILENOR®. Before you take SILENOR®, tell your doctor if you have a history of depression, mental illness or suicidal thoughts. You should call your doctor right away if after taking SILENOR® you walk, drive, eat or engage in other activities while asleep. Drowsiness is the most common adverse event observed in clinical trials. For more information, please see the complete Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide, at https://www.silenor.com/Content/pdf/prescribing-information.pdf. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.”