Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mommy, I can't sleep!

Happy Tuesday guys!  Today I'm going over insomnia, since I've had it for about 15 years.  It's a beautiful thing, really.  I can't say I don't have enough time to get everything done.  haha.  I know that a good portion of America does not get eight hours of sleep a night.  I think that's a safe assumption.  I've looked up sleeping disorders so many times over the years, but for those of you who don't know much about it; here's some info. from Yahoo! Health.

What causes insomnia?

There are many things that can cause sleep problems. Insomnia may be caused by:

Stress. Stress can be caused by fear about a single event, such as giving a speech. Or you may have ongoing stress, such as worry about work or school.

Depression, anxiety, and other mental or emotional conditions.

Poor sleep habits, such as watching TV in bed or not having a regular bedtime schedule. If you have trouble sleeping, you may worry about being able to fall asleep. This can make the problem worse.

Changes in your sleep habits or surroundings. This includes changes that happen where you sleep, such as noise, light, or sleeping in a different bed. It also includes changes in your sleep pattern, such as having jet lag or working a late shift.

Other health problems, such as pain, breathing problems, and restless legs syndrome.

Stimulants, such as tobacco and caffeine, as well as certain medicines, alcohol, and drugs.

Lack of regular exercise.


What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of insomnia are different for each person. People with insomnia may:

Have trouble falling asleep. This can mean lying in bed for up to an hour or more, tossing and turning, waiting to fall asleep.

Wake up during the night and have trouble going back to sleep.

Wake up too early in the morning.

Feel tired when they wake up, like they didn't get enough sleep.

Feel grouchy, sleepy, or anxious, and be unable to get things done during the daytime.


Sound familiar?  Do something about it!  I've been using some of these things, and I went from sleeping 2 hours a night to about 4-5.  Hey, I'm more than happy with that compared to before. 


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Ashok Kumar said...

A good Sleep keeps the mind and body fresh. The beginning for all the problems in the body is lack of sleep. If a person does not have proper sleep, then throughout the day the person feels sleepy and tired. Sleep apnea is basically a condition that affects most people causing them to stop breathing for around 10-20 seconds as they sleep. The sleep apnea cannot be identified by the same person since it occurs during sleep. So if someone complaints about you for snoring, inform your partner or your family member who sleeps along with you to notice your sleeping condition during sleep. If you had sleep apnea, there are lots of medical procedures and devices to cure sleep apnea in a natural way.