What causes insomnia? – Dan Kwartler

Translator: Kowthar Alasady Validator: Hussain Laghabi What prevents you from sleeping at night? Meditation on deep questions? Excitement about a big trip? Or the tension in the face of a work you did not accomplish, A test is coming, Or a damn family meeting? For many, this tension is temporary because its cause resolves quickly. But what if the thing that keeps you awake is tension about insomnia? This apparently complex problem is the main cause of insomnia. The most common sleep disorder in the world. Almost anything that can cause insomnia every now and then Partner who snores, Bodily pain, Or an emotional disorder. And severe sleep deprivation, such as post-travel fatigue, which may disrupt your biological clock, Your sleep system crashes.

But in most cases, sleep deprivation is short-lived. Ultimately, exhaustion knows all of us. However, some cases are long-term, such as disturbed breathing And stomach and intestinal problems And many other conditions that can overcome fatigue. And with the sleepless nights getting more and more The bed starts to get used to these nights Ridden by anxiety. Bedtime comes, and people with insomnia feel stressed. Tense so that their brains take over the stress response system, Infuse the body with chemicals for the fight, flight, or freeze response. Cortisol and adrenocorticotropic hormones are circulating in the bloodstream. Which increases the heart rate and blood pressure. And it makes the body move suddenly due to hypervigilance. In this case, the brain is looking for potential threats. Making it possible to ignore any minor anxiety or nightly disturbance. And when the insomniac finally sleeps, The quality of his comfort drops.

The main energy source for the brain is glucose, And when we sleep, our metabolism slows down to hold glucose for hours we wake up. PET studies show that adrenaline prevents sleep for insomniacs It also speeds up their metabolism. When people with insomnia sleep, their bodies work overtime. Uses the energy the brain gets from glucose. This symptom of lack of sleep makes the sufferer insomnia He wakes up tired, confused, and anxious, Which makes the process start over. When episodes of anxiety and stress last for more than a month, It is diagnosed as a chronic insomnia. Although insomnia rarely leads to death, However, the mechanisms of chemotherapy are similar to anxiety attacks I have those who suffer from anxiety and depression.

So infection is one of these symptoms You increase your risk of exposure to the other two. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of insomnia. Control the stress that leads to hyperactivity These are the best known methods we have for treating insomnia, And good sleep practices can help rebuild your relationship with bedtime. Make sure your bed is dark, comfortable, and fine To minimize the risk during hyperactivity. Do not use your bed except when sleeping, And if you feel anxious, Leave the room and engage yourself in relaxing activities Like reading And meditation And browse the magazines.

Regulate your metabolism by setting times to rest and wake up To help guide your body clock. This hour, or the daily frequency, It is also sensitive to light. So stay away from bright lights at night To tell your body it's time to sleep. In addition to these practices, Some doctors prescribe medication to aid sleep. However, there are no reliable drugs that work in every case. Over-the-counter sleeping pills can be highly addictive. It cancels out what makes these symptoms worse But before seeking treatment.

Make sure that your inability to sleep is caused by insomnia. Approximately 8% of people with chronic insomnia They are, in fact, suffering from a less common genetic problem It's called delayed sleep phase disorder, or DSPD. People with this disorder have a daily regimen of more than 24 hours. They confuse their sleep habits with traditional sleep hours. When they struggle to fall asleep at the usual time, It is not due to the increase in pressure. And if the opportunity arises They can sleep comfortably according to their late schedule. There is a delicate balance in our sleep-wake cycle.

It has an important role in maintaining our mental and physical health. For all these reasons, It is worth the time and effort In order to establish a consistent sleep routine, But try not to worry about that too much..

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