Since sleep paralysis is not a full-fledged disease, it is also not about classical treatment. The syndrome of the old witch is considered to be a normal disturbance of the rhythm of sleep caused by fatigue or overexcitement of the psyche, which means that it is necessary to eliminate the cause, and such "pleasure" like sleep paralysis will start to disturb a person much less.
And the reasons are clear - this lack of sleep and rest plus anxiety. It's with them that we just have to fight. Most often, there is no need to resort to medical treatment, there is enough correction of the regime of the day and a change in attitude towards what is happening. But if such treatment does not work, doctors can prescribe medications with a sedative (sedative) and easy hypnotic effect. In single cases of CERs, there is no need for treatment.
One of the popular drugs with extensive advertising, promising a quick and easy sleep, is "Sondox. " This drug is specifically designed to correct sleep without changing its phases. It helps to quickly fall asleep and fully rest in a period of not less than 7 hours.
A drug is prescribed for people with sleep problems older than 15 years. It is contraindicated in patients with closed-angle glaucoma, urinary disorders (whatever cause they are caused), individual intolerance to the components of the drug. Adenoma of the prostate in men and lactation in women also make it unacceptable to use this hypnotic.
The drug does not have a negative effect on the fetus, and yet during pregnancy the use of "Sondox" is possible only according to the doctor's indications.
Dosage and route of administration. For correction of sleep with CER the drug is taken shortly before night rest, for 20-30 minutes before going to bed. The usual dose is 1 tablet, but in some cases it can fluctuate from 0.5 to 2 tablets per dose.
Some side effects of the drug explain its contraindications. This is a violation of visual perception and orientation, as well as problems with urination. In addition, there may be noticeable dryness of the mucous membranes of the mouth. There is also a certain probability of dizziness and constipation.
Precautions. In connection with possible dizziness to avoid falling and injury, after awakening and rising from bed it is undesirable to actively move and make sudden movements.
The use of the drug together with M-holinoblokatorami (for example, atropine) can cause increased some side effects, and alcohol will enhance the soothing effect of "Sondoks" and make it impossible to perform work that requires concentration.
It is inadmissible to use the drug after the expiration date and in doses exceeding the prescription of the doctor. The latter can cause an overdose of the drug with dangerous consequences.
If the cause of the syndrome of the old witch is stress and nervous exhaustion, tranquilizers, such as Quattrex, can be prescribed as an effective therapeutic agent . This drug is not specific in the treatment of sleep disorders, nevertheless it has a noticeable restoring effect for the nervous system. A person feels quite active and alert, psychoemotional stress is significantly reduced, fears and anxiety go away, and sleep is normalized accordingly.
This drug can be prescribed for patients older than 11 years who do not suffer from kidney failure and hypersensitivity to the drug. Do not get involved in it during pregnancy and lactation, as long as there is insufficient information about the effects of the active substances on the child.
Dosage and route of administration. For treatment of sleep pathologies, the drug is prescribed in doses not exceeding 3 capsules per 1 dose, provided the drug is administered 2-3 times a day. Capsules can not be chewed, they must be swallowed whole, washed down with a sufficient amount of pure water. The course of treatment with the drug can be from 2 to 6 weeks.
Allergic reactions in the treatment with the drug "Quattrex" are extremely rare, but at the beginning of the drug may appear drowsiness, which is added dizziness, a slight headache and nausea. Side effects of the drug are often limited to the first application.
Precautions. The drug can affect the concentration of attention, especially when side effects occur.
With extreme caution, you should treat the "Quattrex" with patients with gastrointestinal disturbances due to the irritant effect of the drug on the mucous membranes.
"Phenobarbital" due to its sedative, hypnotic, antispasmodic and anticonvulsant action is also an effective remedy for UHV. He quickly removes the symptoms of anxiety and fear and normalizes a night's sleep. It is released on prescription.
The disadvantage of this drug is a significant number of contraindications, which must be read after reading the instructions to "Phenobarbital" before the reception.
The drug is for adults. The dosage is determined by the doctor, based on the desired result. Usually, to normalize sleep, 1-2 tablets are prescribed before bedtime (half an hour before the night rest), and as a sedative, "Phenobarbital" is used 2 or 3 times a day for half a tablet.
Precautions. To achieve a good effect of treatment, it is necessary to take into account the drug interaction with other drugs, since "Phenobarbital" is able to enhance the effectiveness of some drugs and reduce it in others. This information is in the instructions to the drug.
The drug belongs to a group of potent and even poisonous agents. It is not recommended to use it for a long time and to use during child-bearing and feeding.
Affects the speed of the reaction. The cessation of treatment with the drug should be gradual with a decrease in dose in order to avoid the onset of the withdrawal syndrome and the return of certain symptoms of CERs.
Interesting from the point of view of the effect is the preparation "Melaxen", whose active substance - melatonin - is a synthetic analogue of the hormone of the epiphysis, responsible for the normalization of the biological rhythms of the organism, including the "sleep-wake" cycle.
Taking the drug allows you to speed up the process of falling asleep, make sleep sufficiently strong and reduce the likelihood of unplanned awakenings. "Melaxen" is not addictive and makes awakening easy and enjoyable. It can be used as a preventive agent for CERs when moving with the change of time zones or to reduce the stress on the nervous system under stress.
Contraindications to the use of the drug are children's age, pregnancy and breastfeeding, severe kidney disease, diabetes, epilepsy, oncological blood diseases, diseases caused by disorders in the immune system, allergic and other reactions against a background of hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.
The use of the drug can cause such side effects: headaches and drowsiness in the morning, some disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as minor swelling at the beginning of the drug.
The dosage and the way of using the drug is set by the doctor and does not exceed 2 tablets per day. Take the pill you need once a day, somewhere for half an hour before going to sleep. As a prophylactic drug the drug is taken on the eve of a flight or relocation for laziness before the onset of this event, and then for 2-5 days in usual dosage: 1 tablet before bedtime.
Precautions. It is inadmissible to take the drug in parallel with hormonal agents, MAO inhibitors, GCS and cyclosporine.
During the reception of "Melaxen", sensitivity to light increases, so it is undesirable to stay in a bright environment for a long time.
Affects the speed of the reaction. Has an insignificant contraceptive property, therefore can negatively influence probability of conception of the child.
In addition to drugs with sedative and hypnotic effects for sleep regulation, doctors prescribe vitamin-mineral complexes that contain vitamin B, magnesium, zinc, calcium, iron and copper in sufficient quantities.
Along with medical treatment, in some cases, physiotherapeutic treatment of UHV can be prescribed , which allows to safely and effectively normalize the patient's mental state and sleep. Most often, such treatment is prescribed within the framework of stay at specialized resorts, where the physical procedures are combined with the correction of the daily regimen and biological rhythms.
To effective methods of physiotherapy in CERs include massage, water procedures, reflexotherapy, magnetotherapy, electrosleep. A positive effect in sleep disorders is provided by mineral and herbal baths.
Alternative treatment of the syndrome of the old witch
Sleep paralysis is a variant of the norm, and to treat what is considered normal is simply meaningless. Nevertheless, with the help of traditional and alternative treatments, it is possible to significantly improve the quality of sleep and strengthen the nervous system, which will significantly reduce the likelihood of repetition of such an unpleasant half-asleep state, which is the syndrome of the old witch.
In this case, the alternative medicine in this situation is not only not less effective than the achievements of the pharmaceutical science, but also quite pleasant. And besides, they are absolutely harmless.
Take, for example, the same honey. Many people have heard about the healing properties of honey, but not everyone knows that this delicious sleeping pills are not known. But there are many recipes for drinks based on the exquisite delicacy presented to us by bees, and these fragrant drinks will help relieve tension and get pleasure from a sound, restful sleep.
And here is a matter of taste. A teaspoon of honey can be dissolved in a glass of warm water, milk or kefir, drink the drink received before going to bed and receive a few hours of a quiet night's rest, not burdened with the symptoms of the syndrome of the old witch.
Sometimes as a basis for a drink use a cucumber pickle, diluting in it already a tablespoon of honey. This is an excellent remedy for improving sleep with tides to the head of the blood, and also to relieve the intestines from food processing products.
To enhance the sedative and hypnotic effects of honey, you can use natural apple cider vinegar. 3 teaspoons of vinegar, added with a glass of honey will make the sweet drug more effective, and a sleep more robust.
Not only honey is famous for its wonderful soothing effect. For example, beets are not only good for your intestines, but also unique vitamins for the nervous system. Useful beets, including young leaves, in any form. You can eat it as a separate dish or as part of other dishes. Beet juice is very popular. A third of a glass of beet juice mixed with other juices will saturate your body with vitamins and will noticeably heal the nervous system. A strong nerves - the key to a good sleep.
Dill is considered to be a fragrant seasoning for dishes, and in fact it is also an excellent means for a good sleep. To do this, you need to grind fresh grass or dill seeds, and pour a teaspoon of raw material with a glass of boiling water. Such an unusual drink is recommended to eat before eating ½ cup (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and 1 glass of drink to drink half an hour before bedtime.
In alternative medicine, the treatment of sleep pathologies with aromatic oils is popular . They are added to the bathroom, they are smeared with whiskey and complement the soothing composition of the herbs, which are filled with pillows, which facilitate fast falling asleep and a sound sleep.
Treatment of the syndrome of the old witch with herbs and homeopathic remedies
Worthy results in the correction of sleep disorders are provided by the treatment with herbs that have a soothing effect on the nervous system, which, of course, also affects the quality of sleep. To such grasses with confidence it is possible to carry a sage, mint and melisu, valerian, hops, thyme, oregano, Leonurus, wormwood.
Despite the fact that wormwood is a fairly poisonous herb and requires special care in the application, it is considered one of the best means to improve sleep. For these purposes, either infusion of herbs or roots (1-2 tablespoons of raw material into 2 cups of boiling water), or oil from the seeds of bitter grass (1 tablespoon of ground seeds for 4 tablespoons of any vegetable oil) is used.
Medicinal herbs can be consumed in the form of decoctions and infusions, as well as in sedatives, which, by the way, can be purchased at any pharmacy. Lavender, thyme, mint, hops and other herbs, which have a pleasant aroma, are also an excellent filler for "sleeping pills". It's enough just to choose a suitable, unobtrusive scent, which will help you to plunge as quickly as possible into the sweet embrace of Morpheus.
Medicinal herbs and collections are the basis of many means of homeopathy used in the treatment of the syndrome of the old witch. The most popular of these is the homeopathic drug "Notta", which helps to significantly reduce nervous tension and normalize the physiological rhythm of sleep. In its composition, we can see oats, chamomile, transformed valerian extract.
This drug is designed to reduce mental stress and nervous excitability in adults and children older than 3 years. It is available in the form of tablets and a solution for internal use.
Absence of contraindications, except hypersensitivity to the drug, as well as side effects, makes the drug intake safe and comfortable. The drug in tablets is designed to treat adults, the drops are suitable for absolutely everyone.
The dosage of the drug is standard. For adults and children over 12 years, one tablet (10 drops) is sufficient for a single dose, children from 3 to 12 years are prescribed 5 drops, diluted in a spoonful of water, at a time. Take pills and drops necessary for half an hour before meals or an hour after it. Homeopathic tablets should be placed under the tongue and keep so until they are completely dissolved.
The drug does not exclude the possibility of using it for the treatment of babies up to 3 years after a preliminary consultation with a specialist doctor.
No less popular drug based on valerian and balm Melissa "Dormiplant" due to its sedative effect is successfully used to prevent symptoms of the syndrome of the old witch. Like the previous drug, it quickly relieves nervous tension and speeds up falling asleep.
The drug can be used in the treatment of sleep disorders in people older than 6 years. It is not welcome treatment with the drug for liver failure or a high probability of reactions of intolerance to the components of the drug. When pregnancy and lactation require medical advice.
Dosage and route of administration. As a sedative, the drug is used twice a day for 2 tablets, in case of sleep disorders, a single dose of a standard dose (2 tablets) is enough for half an hour before going to bed.
Precautionary measures. Do not take more than two months and before performing actions that require increased attention.
In the popular phytopreparation "Persen", valerian and melissa are also supplemented with peppermint, which provides the drug with both sedative and spasmolytic effect. The drug effectively fights irritability, anxiety and related problems of falling asleep.
It is used in the treatment of people over 12 years who do not suffer from intolerance to lactose and fructose, low blood pressure and bile duct diseases. Undesirable reception of this product during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and, of course, with intolerance of the components of the drug.
Side effects of the drug are usually associated with an allergic predisposition.
The method of application and dosage of "Persen" are identical to the previous preparation. The maximum daily dose is 12 tablets.
Combined herbal medicine "Sedavit", in addition to extracts of valerian, hawthorn, hops, mint and St. John's wort, contains vitamins B6 and PP, which help improve sleep quality, reduce anxiety, improve memory and attention.
The drug is in the form of tablets or drops for internal use. It is not intended for treatment of persons younger than 12 years, patients with IHD, asthma, myasthenia gravis, liver diseases and ulcerative gastrointestinal lesions. Depressive states are also a contraindication to the use of Sedavit.
Side effects of the drug are rare and can manifest as muscle weakness, nausea, abdominal pain, changes in stool quality, dizziness, drowsiness and allergic reactions. These symptoms usually require withdrawal of the drug.
Dosage and duration of treatment is established by the attending physician.
Precautionary measures. During pregnancy and lactation, the drug can be used only according to the doctor's indications.
It is forbidden to take the drug in parallel with medicines containing levodopa.
It is worth mentioning about the Ayurvedic herbal remedy "Stress Veda", one of the components of which is the same valerian. This drug, in addition to the sedative and hypnotic action necessary to counteract the syndrome of the old witch, also has a host of beneficial properties that help strengthen and rejuvenate the body.
The drug has no specific contraindications and side effects.
The receipt of this phyto is shown within 1 month. Such courses can be repeated 2-3 times throughout the year. Recommended dose: 1 tablet (capsule) 2 or 3 times a day. Tablets should be taken before meals (15 minutes before meals), with enough clean water.
To normalize sleep cycles and improve sleep, take one or two tablets an hour before bedtime.
If, for any reason, all of the above drugs are not available to you, then the familiar "adult" drug will come to the aid - a valerian in the form of tablets or a liquid extract, which can be found literally in every home medicine cabinet or purchased at any pharmacy. This cheap medicine and nerves will calm, and a sweet dream will present no worse than expensive.