Abnormal sleep patterns interfering mental, emotional and physical functioning which frequently impacts ability to perform everyday tasks, get quality sleep and leaves a person exhausted during the day. It is often triggered due to jet lag or shift work. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, other disorders include sleep walking, snoring, bedwetting, night terror or nightmares.
Insomnia– A sleep disturbance that is characterized as difficulty staying asleep, or falling asleep. It may be related to changes in time, life-stress, change in medication altitude, or psychological problems.
Just like water and food, sleeping is essential to a person's well-being, it allows a person to perform normal psychological processes and significantly affects the quality of life. A person's sleeping needs change with age, and sleep-related problems are the most commonly treated concerns that can be greatly connected to psychological, social, and medical disorders. Each aging person does not necessarily experience sleep-related disorders but it may still be worth learning more about sleep disorders, especially insomnia.
A person with insomnia should ensure that the time to sleep and wake up remains consistent every day, rather than being tempted to sleep for longer hours, particularly on the weekend. People usually tend to drink caffeine to stay awake, but excessive use of caffeine can actually cause problems during sleep initiation. Napping is preferred by most to catch up on lost sleep but it can affect the quality of nighttime sleep.
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Daily exercise enhances sleep quality by doing so right before bedtime may adversely affect a person 's body Snacking or eating dinner late at night keeps a person awake by stimulating their digestive system and should be avoided. By drinking too much water or fluid right before bedtime may crush bladder and disturbs sleep as one has to wake up regularly to visit the washroom. A bed should be comfortable with no noise, or lights around and make sure you remove all things related to work or family that might make you feel exhausted before you try to fall asleep.
It is becoming common among young people now for watching movies to surpass their sleep, chattering over a phone call as part of modern lifestyle, but it has direct or indirect effects on a person's health and can even lead to sleep disturbance. After a certain amount of time people realize that during the night time, all their tricks to catch some sleep are going in vain and they remain devoid of energy throughout the entire day. Due to sleeplessness and insomnia a person's entire personality, including strength, performance, and mood, takes downturn. Often drugs can help but their use can potentially make the condition worse for a long period of time. People who are overly dependent on medication develop some degree of tolerance which makes it harder to fall asleep without their use, making a person feel frustrated.
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