Insomniac, Is That You?

No, love is not the only reason that shoo-s away your sleep!

If you have been ignoring your sleeplessness, stop already and find a solution.

There are a lot of reasons that might be affecting your sleep lately! Insomnia can be caused by psychiatric and medical conditions, unhealthy sleep habits, specific substances or biological disorders.

 

Depression 

 

Insomnia can be caused by  depression. A disturbed mind can never sleep peacefully and leads to unhealthy lifestyle and an individual with extreme mood swings. Depression in itself proves to be really destructive and breaks an individual, mentally and physically.

The relationship between sleep and depressive illness is complex. Depression may cause sleep problems and sleep problems may cause or contribute to depressive disorders.

However, depression can be cured. Eat healthy, exercise regularly, set goals, involve yourself in fun activities, take out time with your loved ones.

 

Bad eating habits 

 

Eating patterns contribute to insomnia, too.

Regular and excessive intake of alcohol leads to sleeplessness. It’s very important to cut down on your alcohol intake.

Excessive caffeine can cause insomnia. Caffeine can stay in our system for as long as eight hours and thus its effects are long lasting.

As much as Nicotine damages your system internally, it leads to insomnia. Smoking cigarettes or tobacco products make it hard to fall asleep and thus leads to sleeplessness.

Spicy and food that is heavy on stomach, leads to sleeplessness too. Light meals should be preferred for dinner!

 

Lifestyle 

 

Unhealthy lifestyle and sleeping habits leads to lack of sleep, too. Sleeping late till afternoon, irregular sleeping patterns, no fixed time to sleep, etc lead to insomnia in long run as as these habits confuse the body’s clock.

When body is unable to adapt to these habits of ours, it stops functioning properly and thus leads to insomnia.

The best way to cure this problem is to have fixed sleeping pattern.

 

Medical conditions 

 

Sometimes lack of sleep can be a result of chemical reactions in brain. Insomnia may be caused by certain neurotransmitters in the brain that are known to be involved with sleep.

Such problems should never be taken lightly. One should immediately consult a doctor. 

 

 

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