I’m not one to avoid using what the medical community comes up with to help you deal with a problem when you have access to a pill that will bring good health. If you happen to be paying premiums to United Healthcare, of course, you probably can’t get coverage even for a freaking aspirin to deal with your freaking headache. Whether United Healthcare is screwing you over (and if they are your insurance, then, yes, you are being screwed over) or whether you just don’t want to pay money to pharmaceutical companies, you can treat some problems without having to depend on what I like to ironically refer to as the American health care system.
Nothing is sweeter when it comes to being a participant in that American health care system than sticking it to Big Business. That’s why you need to know how to save yourself from overpriced treatments for insomnia that you probably don’t need.
Why pay a ridiculously inflated price for a prescription medication that only goes to line the pockets of Big Pharma millionaire CEOs when you can buy a bottle of melatonin for the same price that will put you to sleep twenty times more often. Melatonin is currently sold over the counter and I can attest based on actual experience: it works better than over the counter sleep aids made by Johnson & Johnson. I can only assume it works as well as prescription insomnia medication since it makes me slip off to slumberland within a half hour.
You might think that drinking warm milk to help you deal with insomnia is just some sort of fakeout designed by those working in the Milk Industry-Industrial Complex. Milk in America is Big Business, no doubt, but it still costs less than over the counter medicine that doesn’t work as good as melatonin. If melatonin doesn’t work, head for milk because there is a scientific basis and the best part is you don’t even need to waste time warming it up. Milk is filled with an amino acid you may have heard the name of before: tryptophan. You usually hear about tryptophan around Thanksgiving. It is the amino acid found in turkey that some scientists are convinced make you sleepy while other scientists are equally convince does not. Go with anecdotal evidence of your own. If you find yourself tired after a turkey dinner and you don’t feel like cooking turkey whenever you have trouble getting to sleep, then just drink milk at night. Keep in mind that some science-type guys will argue it’s all a placebo and not really trytophan doing the job. To which I reply: the same thing may be true of insomnia medicine for some people.
Sleep is Habit-Forming
One of the best ways to battle insomnia costs you absolutely nothing. Monetarily speaking, anyway. Create a habit that you follow as if you were OCD every single night. Get in the habit of going through the exact same ritual starting at the exact same time. Your body will adjust to this bizarre form of Pavlovian response. You may need to start off by training your body with a sleep enhancer but quickly remove it from the ritualistic routine. A habit should form within a week or two that will see you smoothly slipping off into the land of golden slumber if you can stick to the routine at the very same time on every single night. Be aware that disregarding the routine can have negative effects on your ability to battle insomnia in this wise.