Insomnia

Why do you suffer from Insomnia?

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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.

Types of Sleep Disorder

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Different types of Sleep Disorder

Insomnia
This particular sleep disorder is the most common and can affect anybody – young and old. This sleep disorder is defined as one’s inability to engage in comfortable sleep. One explanation as to why one can’t sleep would be due to the stressful lifestyle that one leads in today’s competitive society. Other explanations can be linked to illnesses such as eating disorder, depression and anxiety.

Don’t fret if you suffer from insomnia because it can be easily solved. 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.

Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is one of the most dangerous sleep disorders because it can seize your life if not taken care of properly. This sleep disorder is characterised by sudden stop in breathing or weak breathes. Such sudden stop last for around 15 seconds, and can happen for 25 times just in 1 hour. One explanation for such a sleep disorder is due to obesity which may block airways hence contributing to difficulty in breathing.

This sleep disorder can be alleviated once the sufferer loses weight.

Snoring
This sleep disorder occurs when one make noises either through the nose or the mouth during sleep. It affects the people in your surrounding such as your spouse. One explanation for such a sleep disorder can be due to bad sleep posture, obesity or other throat problem.

For mild cases, this sleep disorder can be alleviated once the sufferer loses weight or sleep on his side.

Restless Legs Syndrome
This sleep disorder occurs when one cannot control its limbs at times, allowing the limbs to move suddenly. Such movement is due to discomfort. While these movement alleviates the discomfort, it is only temporary.

This sleep disorder could be due to pregnancy, or other medical illnesses.

Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep
This sleep disorder is a subset of the Restless Leg Syndrome. theyare highly similar. The only difference is that periodic limb movement causes the muscles to move in a rhythmic way.

Narcolepsy
This sleep disorder is also known as the “Sleeping Beauty” Syndrome, where one just feel extreme fatigue and sleeps all the time unconsciously. Sufferers can sleep anytime, anywhere and in any circumstances. This will greatly affect a person’s normal way of living. This sleep disorder is due to lack of a stimulating hormone call the hypocretin, which makes one feel awake. Such sleep disorder is may genetic.

Insomnia: Why Can’t I Sleep?

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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. So be prepared to make changes and be patient as you wait for the body to do the magic.

You are suffering from insomnia if you:
· Can’t sleep even when you are exhausted
· Make many trips to the toilet in a single night
· Unable to sleep after you wake up in the middle of the night.
· Still feel tired after sleeping
· Needs to take sleeping pills
· Cannot focus and is easily distracted and extremely moody

Causes as to why can’t you sleep
Here are some possible factors:
1. Mental illnesses / emotional distress – you are depress, you face a lot of stress and anxiety.
2. Physical illness – you have body ache, cramps, diabetes, breathing problems, indigestion.
3. Related sleep disorder – sleep disorder such as apnea can make you can’t sleep.
4. Lifestyle Change – new home, new workplace, new environment.
5. Jet Lag – especially is you travel to a place with a different time zone.
6. Unhealthy Lifestyle – smoking, alcohol, burning midnight oil.
7. Bad sleep cycle – you do not wake up and sleep at the same time daily.
8. Hormonal changes – due to pregnancy or other reasons.
9. Genetics – it is common for the family to experience similar illnesses.
10. Others – certain types of medication and food will affect your sleep.