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Why do you suffer from Insomnia?

by The Sleeps Well Team on

in How to Sleep

Insomnia can affect anybody – young and old. The key to solving insomnia is to be relax and be optimistic about the situation. All natural solutions only work after a period of time as your body takes time to adapt to your new behaviours. So be prepared to make changes and be patient as you wait for the body to do the magic.

To solve insomnia, we have to discover what is the root cause that make you can’t sleep.

Here are some possible factors:

1.      Mental illnesses / emotional distress – depression, anxiety, stress.
2.      Physical illness – body ache, cramps, diabetes, breathing problems, indigestion.
3.      Lifestyle Change – new home, new workplace, new environment.
4.      Unhealthy Lifestyle – smoking, alcohol, burning midnight oil.

Afraid that you might reveal some secret while you sleep talk and thus want to combat your sleep talking situation as soon as possible?

You are on the right site. We have designed this website to offer you causes, consequences and cures for your sleep disorder situation.

1. Maintain your Sleep Cycle
Keep the habit of waking up and turning in at the same time everyday. Do not ever give yourself the excuse of catching up on sleep just because you have not been sleeping well for the past few nights. This is because by allowing yourself just a few more hours of sleep would destroy your body clock and only deteriorate your sleep cycle and ensure that you can’t sleep well. Sleeping well will help one relax and reduce tension, which is the key to being healthy and is beneficial to all type of sleep disorder, including sleep talking.

2. No supper
I’m sure most of you have heard of the myth that having supper will give you nightmares at night. Well, here’s the real deal, Having supper will not only ensure that you can’t sleep well, it can contribute to sleep talking too. Because, having heavy meals before sleep, will digestive system will face difficulties digesting the food, as such, your body finds it hard to relax and gain tension, leading to increased probability of sleep talking. Thus, if you are really starving, eat light snacks such as crackers or have some fruits instead.

3. Relax
Usually when one sleep, their body is immobile as they relax completely. Suffers of this sleep disorder, sleep-talking most frequently finds it difficult to relax and engage in deep sleep. As such, they are conscious of their dream and will react appropriately with body movement and voice to their dreams, contributing to sleep-talking. There is no point feeling anxious over the fact that you can’t sleep. Try to relax instead. Taking deep breaths will help you reduce tension and aids your ability to sleep. Listening to soothing music also helps one to sleep. Relax will definitely help you combat sleep talking.

Now, experiment with these effective tips and we wish you all the best in your sleep endeavours!

Sleep Paralysis-Introduction

by The Sleeps Well Team on

in Sleep Paralysis

Coming to your senses after a sleep and realizing that you cannot mobilize a single part of your body can be quite a dreadful experience.  It is as if you are paralyzed from the tip of your toes up to the crown of your head. To make the whole ordeal more painful, your fear for the worst – whether  is it an evil witch sitting on you or your nightmare of waking up dead finally turning into reality– brings you into the wildest of hallucinations that may seem absolutely real to you at that point in time.

Been in the above situation? Relax. Horrifying as it may seem it is just an episode of a slight disruption of your usual sleep cycle and is perhaps experienced by many around the world. Scientifically, this phenomenon is known as awareness during sleep paralysis (ASP), but before we delve any deeper into this topic, here is a simple analogy that links ASP to our usual sleep cycle:

You fall asleep and start dreaming. To stop yourself from making bodily movements or sounds according to your dreams, your brain is triggered to tie and gag you up (a normal process that occurs in all sleep cycles; it is called sleep paralysis). However, in some instances, your brain forgets to free your body when you awaken; temporarily disabling your muscles even when you have gained full awareness, thus the term ‘awareness during sleep paralysis ’. You continue to struggle to no avail for about ten seconds until your brain decides to undo the locking mechanism.

The above scenario describes an occurrence of ASP. Read on to get a better grasp of this sleep disorder.

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Insomnia: Why Can’t I Sleep?

Can’t Sleep? Insomnia can affect anybody – young and old. It can be either temporary or chronic if serious. The key to solving insomnia is to be relax and be optimistic about the situation. All natural solutions only work after a period of time as your body takes time to adapt to your new behaviours. […]

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