THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT INSOMNIA

Suffering from insomnia

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that makes it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay awake due to sleep deprivation. These things can interfere with our lifestyle, health and mood.

Difficulties in sleeping have severe effects and if you can relate to the

SYMPTOMS –

  • difficulty falling asleep at night
  • waking up during the night
  • waking up too early
  • not feeling well rested
  • daytime sleepiness
  • irritability, depression, anxiety
  • hard to pay attention
  • worries about sleeping
  • lack of coordination

 

CAUSES

  • poor sleeping schedules and habits
  • stress and concerns mainly about work, school, finances, family etc.
  • mental health disorders
  • medical conditions eg. asthma, cancer, diabetes
  • sleep apnea
  • caffeine, nicotine and alcohol

 

TIPS AND HOME CARE TREATMENTS

  • Sleep and wake up consistently everyday, creating a
    daily routine.
  • Stay active and exercise.
  • Avoid using devices before going to sleep
  • Ensure the room is at a comfortable temperature
  • Avoid going to bed hungry and make a healthy snack if
    necessary.
  • Minimize consummation of nicotine, alcohol and
    caffeine especially at night.
  • Have a healthy, balanced and varied diet to motivate
    yourself both physically and mentally

 

CONSEQUENCES

If proper care is not taken for insomnia, there could be multiple complications in your health and these include
effects like :

  • anxiety and/or depression
  • stroke
  • asthma attacks
  • seizures
  • weakened immune system
  • high blood pressure
  • obesity
  • slow reaction time and prone to
    accidents
  • affects performance at work or
    school
  • affects memory
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