Sleeplessness: a major problem for adults
Sleep disorders can lead to insomnia. Transient insomnia is extremely common, affecting up to 80% of the population. Chronic insomnia affects 15% of the population. Each of us will spend a third of our lives asleep. Sleep is a complex and pervasive cognitive state affected by medications in many different ways. The neurological processes in the brain are complex and your natural sleep-wake cycle is a part of them. When sleep is disturbed not only is the loss of sleep a nuisance, but it can take a toll on the physiological state and even be a root cause for medical problems.
Sleeping pills may not help much.
Insufficient sleep has been linked to the development of a number of chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.
Insomnia – Overview and Facts
Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint. It occurs when you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep even though you had the opportunity to get a full night of sleep. The causes, symptoms and severity of insomnia vary from person to person.
Insomnia may include:
Difficulty falling asleep
Difficulty staying asleep throughout the night
Waking up too early in the morning
Insomnia involves both a sleep disturbance and daytime symptoms. The effects of insomnia can impact nearly every aspect of your life. Studies show that insomnia negatively affects work performance, impairs decision-making and can damage relationships. In most cases, people with insomnia report a worse overall quality of life.
Source : http://www.sleepeducation.org/essentials-in-sleep/insomnia
Good sleep habits (sometimes referred to as “sleep hygiene”) can help you get a good night’s sleep.
Some habits that can improve your sleep health:
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• No sleeping Pills
• Maintain Sleep Hygiene
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
• Medications: Avoid Taking Sleeping pills from multiple doctors and prescriptions.
In case you need Medications remember few things :
Medications can be used to reduce some sleep-related problems. Each medication targets a specific part of the brain. It is the brain that controls when your body sleeps and when it is awake. This is a complex process that also involves your heart, lungs and muscles.
Your doctor should keep track of your treatment progress while you are taking a drug. Keep him or her informed of any other medications that you take.
You must be careful when taking more than one medication at a time. Some drugs can cause severe problems when they interact with other drugs.