Learn How To Relax, Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep, Wake Up Revived | Part 1

Learn How To Relax, Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep, Wake Up Revived | Part 1

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is basically an inability to sleep and or to remain asleep for a reasonable period. It gives the feeling of daytime fatigue and impairs normal performance.

People with insomnia can’t sleep despite being tired and when they do sleep it’s a light fitful sleep that leaves them tired when they awake.

Sometimes they simply wake up too early. Here are common symptoms frequent headaches irritability lack of concentration sleeping better away from home taking longer than 30 or 40 minutes to fall asleep feeling tired and not refreshed upon waking waking repeatedly during the night waking very early and not being able to fall back to sleep.

Only being able to sleep using sleeping pills or alcohol insomniacs could be the product of our stress-filled society.

It is common knowledge that those with insomnia complain of being unable to close their eyes or rest their minds for any length of time.

Often they are plagued with problems and to-do lists that never got done. Worries and concerns that float around in their mind. Some may only have insomnia for a few nights running but sometimes it lasts longer.

In fact the affliction is often categorized by how long it lasts. Here are the different types transient insomnia lasts for a few days. Short term insomnia lasts no more than three weeks.

Chronic insomnia occurs when a person has difficulty falling asleep staying asleep or experiences non-refreshing sleep for at least three nights a week for one month or longer.

Normal daily functioning is usually impaired when insomnia is the sole complaint of a patient. It is considered primary chronic insomnia but there are also secondary disorders such as sleep apnea a sleep disorder caused by difficulty breathing during sleep restless leg syndrome a sleep disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs or feet.

These can be a creeping sensation of burning itching or tugging feeling moving the legs around seems to relieve it.

Sometimes certain drugs and medications CAN CREATE sleep disturbance. This can happen either when taking the medication or while withdrawing from it.

When a person has some emotional difficulties he can have trouble sleeping. If you find that when you go to bed and lay there worrying about numerous matters or if you are extremely sad or have a loss of interest and this goes on for a number of weeks you should consult your physician.

Sometimes insomnia is defined as an inability to sleep at conventional times. There is a condition where people fall asleep very late at night or in early morning hours but then they sleep normally or sometimes as occurs with older people.

They have excessive sleepiness in the morning or awaken very early in the morning. It might help to look at the basic sleep patterns doctors use common patterns to identify specific problems.

The Sleep Cycle

The sleep cycle just as basic as food and vital to both emotional and physical well-being. Sufficient sleep is a basic human need. And it has been found that sleep comes in cycles on a daily rhythm.

You have heard this referred to as the biologic clock. It’s the daily cycle of life which includes sleeping and waking the sleep wake cycles in humans. Per scientific study are shown to be sparked by light signals coming through the eyes.

The response to these light signals in the brain is an important factor in sleep and also in keeping the normal rhythm. The approach of dusk each day prompts the pineal gland in the body to produce the hormone called melatonin.

Experts believe that this hormone is critical for the body’s time sense levels of melatonin increase in darkness and the levels drop after staying in bright light.

As proof of these researches, it has been found that people who are totally blind often have trouble sleeping and have other body rhythm problems daily rhythms can get interference or be changed by individual patterns.

The monthly menstrual cycle can shift the pattern of sleeping and waking in women. Changes in season can unsettle the sleeping pattern.

Sleep consists of two separate stages and understanding these is all part of understanding the sleep cycle a person progresses through each of these stages about five or six times each night.

The first is called non rapid eye movement sleep non REM also called quiet sleep.

It is further subdivided into three stages.

Stage one light sleep stage 2 so-called true sleep stage 3 to 4 deep slow wave or delta sleep.

Rapid Eye Movement sleep REM sleep is called Active sleep. This is where most vivid dreams occur REM sleep. Brain activity during REM sleep is comparable to brain activity in awake time but the muscles are as if paralyzed.

These phenomena could possibly be a protective mechanism of the body that prevents people from acting out their dreams.

Learn How To Relax, Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep, Wake Up Revived | Part 1

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Rajat Singhhttps://bioinformaticsindia.com
Rajat Singh is the chief Author at Bioinformatics India, he has been writing for the past 3 years and has a special interest in SEO, Technology, Health, Life Sciences and gaming.

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