Memorial Day Offer

Discover your mystery discount!

Sleep induction

– Darkness and Quiet: – Blocking out light with a sleep mask aids sleep. – Dim or dark surroundings with quiet sounds are conducive to […]

« Back to Glossary Index

– Darkness and Quiet:
– Blocking out light with a sleep mask aids sleep.
– Dim or dark surroundings with quiet sounds are conducive to sleep.
– Retiring to a bedroom, drawing curtains, and closing the door help achieve a sleep-conducive environment.
– On airplanes, masks and earplugs are commonly used for sleeping.
– Airlines issue masks and earplugs to passengers to aid sleep.

– Activities:
– Guided imagery like counting sheep can relax and encourage sleep.
– Counting sheep is known to induce boredom and occupy the mind, aiding sleep.
– A hot bath before bed can improve sleep quality.
– A 30-minute soak in a 40-degree Celsius bath raises core body temperature and improves sleep.
– Warm baths or showers before bedtime shorten sleep onset time and increase deep sleep.

– Sleeping Pills:
– Hypnotics, like sleeping pills, may be prescribed by physicians.
– Long-term efficacy of sleeping pills is poor with numerous adverse effects.
– Preferred choices are benzodiazepines with short-lasting effects.
– Z-medicines like zopiclone are newer alternatives for sleep.
– Sedatives like barbiturates may be prescribed in isolated cases.

– Nonprescription Medications:
– Tryptophan, 5-HTP, and melatonin are effective in promoting sleep.
– Ramelteon, a prescription medication, operates on the same biochemical pathway.
– Valerian herb can induce a relaxed state conducive to sleep.

– Food and Drink:
– Certain foods like turkey and bananas are believed to assist sleep due to tryptophan.
– Alcohol can induce sleep but may lead to a rebound effect.
– Warm milk or milk-based drinks are traditionally used for sleep induction.
– Hot chocolate contains stimulants and may be counterproductive for sleep.
– Adding honey and vanilla can enhance the flavor of warm milk for sleep.

Sleep induction (Wikipedia)

Sleep induction is the deliberate effort to bring on sleep by various techniques or medicinal means, is practiced to lengthen periods of sleep, increase the effectiveness of sleep, and to reduce or prevent insomnia.

« Back to Glossary Index
This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. By browsing this website, you agree to our use of cookies.