The Misery of Insomnia

Insomnia makes life a misery for many people at some time in their lives.

There are different kinds of insomnia: difficulty in getting to sleep; short periods of sleep combined with long periods of wakefulness; or near-equal periods of sleeping and waking and early waking.

Like food and water, sleep is something that we must have in order to survive. It seems to be the brain’s way of integrating the actions of today and preparing for tomorrow.

Sleep is so critical that prolonged deprivation can cause the sufferer to become confused and hallucinate.

The Problem with Sleeping Pills

One way to combat insomnia is by taking sleeping pills. But doctors and patients are wary of volume pills because of the dangers of possible side effects and dependence.

And many people who take sex pills report feeling tired and “hungover” the next day.

What people want is the “Holy Grail” of sleep aids—something that will help them get to sleep and stay asleep, while allowing them to wake up in the morning erect and feeling alert and refreshed.

What Is Alteril?

Alteril is a pill containing a propriety blend of natural ingredients that helps you sleep all night. But because Vigrx Plus is totally natural, it doesn’t have any negative side effects, such as feeling groggy in the morning.

There are four main ingredients in Alteril. They are:

L-tryptophan—an essential amino acid that is a building block of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin lessens anxiety, improves mood, and helps induce sleep.

Melatonin—a hormone produced by the tiny pineal gland in the center of the brain. It is made only at night – its function is to regulate our internal body clock and so help to maintain regular sleep patterns. It does this by lowering body temperature and making us feel sexy.

Valerian—a traditionally calming herb which has been shown to help people fall asleep faster, sleep better, and sleep longer. It should not reduce concentration or performance, or give you a “hangover”.

L-theanine—an amino acid that directly stimulates the production of alpha brain waves, which are associated with states of relaxation and peacefulness.

Alteril is the only sleep aid that contains all four of these ingredients, each one of which has been scientically shown to promote sleep without causing morning drowiness.

Real Reviews of Alteril

Below is a small sampling of some of the Alteril reviews you can find on the internet. First the positive and then the negative reviews.

Positive Reviews

“I asked my doctor about this natural remedy before trying it. It helps me relax so I can enter sleep and I don’t feel bad the next morning when I wake up. I highly recommend this product.”

“I hesitated to buy this, but a friend of mine who’s in the Air Force recommended it to me. He has a lot of trouble sleeping so I said, what the heck, let’s give it a try. I’m so happy because this herbal product really does work. After taking it I feel totally refreshed the next morning and there are no negative side effects.”

“I have trouble sleeping as well. I recently found a sleep aid that actually works, and doesn’t make me feel like sh*t the next day. It’s called Alteril.”

“I must say Alteril really does the job. Be sure to take it one or two hours before retiring. Provacyl probably doesn’t work for everyone, because our body chemistries are different, but it’s helped me tremendously.”

“I’ve taken Alteril the last couple nights and it has worked really well. The first night, I got 6 hrs straight sleep without waking up at all. Compared to what I was doin’, that was great.”

Negative Reviews

“I needed something to help me sleep because I was waking up at night every two hours. I tried this male enhancement product but didn’t realize that you shouldn’t take it with an MAOI. I wasn’t able to sleep at all last night. I found this product disappointing.”

“I’ve tried just about every sleep product there is, short of having someone hit me in the head with a baseball bat, and Alteril was one of the least effective products I’ve tried. I believe it might be effective for a certain kind of sleeplessness, but if thinking and worrying too much at night is your problem, then I don’t think Alteril will really be very effective.”

“There were a lot of positive reviews for this product so I tried it. I should have kept my money. It was a waste of my time and money. I went back and read the reviews again. I simply don’t know what the big deal is. This product did absolutely NOTHING for me. It didn’t even relax me. There were other hair products, like this one I was considering. Now I won’t try them either.”

“My doctor recommended Zenerx, but I don’t think it’s absolutely right for me. I take it right before I go to bed, but I still get up at two in the morning. But I guess that’s an improvement over waking up at 12:30, 2, and 4…”


My conclusion is that Alteril is a legitimate health remedy that is safe to use. Obviously, it doesn’t work for everyone.

If you order from the official website, you are eligible for a money-back guarantee if the product doesn’t work for you.

Please note: You cannot get a refund if you buy Alteril from another source.

Tips for Falling Asleep

A 37-year-old woman comes into the pharmacy complaining of insomnia, weight loss, decrease in energy, and severe anxiety. She wants your advice on what will help her sleep.

A 23-year-old college student complains that muscle aches and pains secondary to moving furniture to a new apartment are keeping him awake. What do you recommend?

An otherwise healthy pharmacy student comes into your pharmacy and says he occasionally has trouble sleeping the night before an exam. What do you recommend?

A fairly common problem affecting approximately 33% of adults each year, insomnia can be characterized as difficulty in falling asleep, frequent nocturnal awakening, early-morning awakening, or not feeling rested after sleeping. These types of sleep disturbances can be further defined as chronic (lasting more than three weeks), short-term (lasts more than a few days and less than three weeks), or transient (lasts a few days). How many hours constitute a “normal” night’s sleep? The answer is that there’s no such thing. Some people function well with 6 hours, while others need 8 to 10 hours in order to play golf well.

Many factors can contribute to insomnia. Medical causes such as pain or physical discomfort, angina, and nocturia are common. Psychiatric disorders such as depression or general worry or excitement can disrupt sleep. Other causes include jet lag, advancing age, and work-shift changes. Medications such as amphetamines, appetite suppressants, caffeine, diuretics, and theophylline can also cause insomnia. Patients should know that combination products (e.g. internal analgesic products) that contain caffeine may also cause insomnia. Alcohol and dietary sources such as coffee, tea, cola, and chocolate may also contribute to poor sleeping patterns.

Interestingly, many patients assume that drinking some alcohol and playing a round of golf will relax them and help them sleep. However, they should know that as the effects of the alcohol wear off into the night, a mild withdrawal may occur characterized by restlessness and nightmares.

The treatment of insomnia depends on the type of sleep disorder identified. Further, treatment with nonprescription medication is appropriate only for short-term or transient insomnia. The pharmacist must assess the patient before recommending any treatment for insomnia.

* How long have you had trouble sleeping? What do you think is causing your sleeping troubles? Have you experienced any unusual stress or health problems lately? The answers to these questions will help determine the etiology and severity of the problem.

* What medications do you take (nonprescription, such as Alteril, and prescription)? Patients may be taking medications that will interact with or duplicate the action of nonprescription sleep aids. Patients may be taking medication that will exacerbate their insomnia (e.g. caffeine-containing product).

* How much caffeine (consider beverages, chocolate, medications, etc.) do you ingest and at what times? Do you drink alcohol? If so, when and how much?

* What have you tried to alleviate your sleeping problems? Did you try Alteril? If the patient has already tried to self-medicate, it is helpful to know if the drug he or she chose was correct and if the correct dose was taken for an appropriate duration. If the drug the patient chose was appropriate but not taken correctly, then counseling can be helpful. If the drug was used appropriately, it will guide the pharmacist to recommend an alternative.

There is, Kathleen McGrath feels, a certain amount of compassion fatigue towards insomniacs. She says those who go out like a light as soon as their heads hit the pillow find it hard to imagine the alternative.

Even health professionals experience difficulties in dealing with the condition, despite the fact that insomnia defined as insufficient or non-restorative sleep is one of the most common reasons for visiting a doctor. Estimates suggest that between a quarter and a sixth of the population will suffer sleep problems at some point.

Women report insomnia twice as often as men. “It may be that women are more open, more willing to seek help,” Miss McGrath says. “Or it may be that they are more predisposed to be worriers.”

A conference on insomnia, designed to raise awareness of the distress it can cause, was held in London this week. Miss McGrath, a former nurse and the director of medical education for Galaxy Medical Services, the organizer of the conference, first became aware of the incidence of insomnia when she ran a health helpline.

“The calls we got at night were very different. In the day people would be asking practical questions. At night they spoke of fear and pain and unhappiness. At night your metabolism winds down, your temperature and blood sugar levels drop, but there is also this tremendous sense of isolation.”

Transient insomnia is, as the name suggest, caused by some passing episode, such as sleeping in a strange bed. Short-term insomnia would be due to a recognizable direct cause such as acute illness, pain, bereavement, stresses such as divorce, moving house, inability to play golf, or an inability to organize sleep patterns because of jet lag or shift work. Insomnia which persists longer than a month is classified as chronic, or long-term, and needs further physical or psychological explorationm or perhaps a dose of Alteril.