Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) to Treat Insomnia

To those who have never personally experienced or known someone who has suffered from insomnia, it may not really seem like a big problem. In their minds, insomnia just means that someone is less well-rested. They simply can’t get a full night of sleep on some nights. However, those who do have personal experience with insomnia know just how debilitating the affliction can be. We are going to examine some of the issues that can cause insomnia, and new, groundbreaking ways that one medication is being used to treat it.

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that has several different iterations. People with insomnia may either:

  • Find it difficult to fall asleep
  • Find it difficult to stay asleep
  • Not be able to go back to sleep when they wake during the night

Even short-term insomnia can present great difficulties in a person’s life. It may lead to reduced energy levels or the feeling of being tried throughout the day. It may continue for as long as the insomnia lasts. Insomnia can either be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-lasting), depending upon the underlying cause.

Because it may either interrupt or prevent a person from getting deep, restful REM sleep during the night, both acute and chronic insomnia can be debilitating. In contrast, some people have what is called Short Sleeper Syndrome (SSS). This is the ability to get less than six hours of sleep a night, wake up feeling completely rested, and perform perfectly fine.

Research has identified a unique mutation in the ADRB1 gene that is passed down through the genetic code which is associated with this ability. But it is extremely rare. For the rest of us, insomnia, and the inability to reach and complete REM or deep sleep, can significantly disrupt our daily lives.

What Causes Insomnia?

From a medical or psychological perspective, dealing with insomnia can be quite difficult. Insomnia might be the problem by itself, but it may also be caused by another underlying issue. Often, chronic insomnia is caused by a person being under high stress or having life events or habits that disrupt their sleep. Although treating the underlying cause may cure insomnia, it can last for years in severe cases. Some of the various causes of insomnia include:

  • Stress
  • Demanding travel or work schedule
  • Poor sleep habits
  • Eating too late in the evening
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Medications
  • Medical conditions
  • Sleep-related disorders
  • Caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol

Insomnia as We Age

Insomnia often becomes far more prevalent as we get older. In your later years, you may begin to experience:

  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Changes in physical activity and energy levels
  • Changes in your health
  • An overabundance of new medications

What Are the Symptoms of Insomnia?

Whatever your personal sleep requirements are, insomnia can cause a variety of symptoms ins different people. Some of the symptoms associated with insomnia include:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up during the night
  • Waking up too early and not being able to go back to sleep
  • Not feeling well-rested after sleep
  • Feeling tired throughout the daytime
  • Irritability, depression, or anxiety
  • Difficulty focusing, paying attention, or completing simple tasks
  • Increased accidents or clumsiness
  • Poor diet habits (lack of sleep causes cravings for sugar, fats, and fried foods)
  • Stress from constant worries about sleep

In both acute and chronic insomnia cases, the symptoms and degradation of the quality of life may be catastrophic. Those who work in physically demanding professions may find themselves in danger from chronic insomnia. Those whose professions demand focus or mental clarity may find their work output diminished at the least, and, at worst, compromised.

Thankfully there is a relatively new type of repurposed medication that is being used to treat insomnia with significant success.

Effectively Treating Insomnia with LDN

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) has been used to treat a variety of underlying health and even psychological conditions with great success. This medication works by provoking a temporary immune response in the body. This response causes the immune system to begin to work on underlying issues that it may have overlooked.

LDN has been found to be a successful adjunctive treatment for autoimmune disorders, cancers, inflammation, systemic infections, and improving mood. LDN has even been used by psychologists as a way to modulate sleep by abolishing a Cortisol (hormone) surge that may occur in the evening preventing some from attaining adequate sleep. By stimulating an immune response, doctors have found that Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) can help patients attain adequate sleep by reducing symptoms or pain caused by some underlying medical issues.

Available Forms of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

Thankfully, if you are suffering from insomnia that can be treated with Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN), MixMyRx make this safe, and effective treatment extremely easy to obtain and secure.

Membership Benefits with MixMyRx

Insomnia and the troubles that it causes can be difficult enough to deal with. So, our team at MixMyRx makes the treatment aspect of this therapy as simple as it can be. Some of the benefits of becoming a member of MixMyRx are:

  • Up to 80% discount on some medications
  • Standardized pricing of either $19 or $29 (depending upon the medications)
  • Easy access to counseling for your prescription
  • Access to a wide variety of pet medications and veterinary prescriptions
  • Access to most common generic medications
  • Access to a team of experienced clinical physicians, with may specializing in Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • A fast, nationwide mailing service that delivers your prescriptions directly to you

Don’t allow age or insomnia to slow you down or spoil your Golden Years. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of insomnia, become a member of MixMyRx to gain access to all these benefits. Get on the path to reclaiming your life!

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