InsomniaInsomnia is a disruption of sleep
Insomnia is a disruption of sleep patterns.
It can result in difficulty falling asleep, waking nights, interspersed with, or an early morning wake up before the end of the sleep cycle.
People with insomnia often have the impression of insufficient sleep rather than genuinely troubled.
This gives the impression of the insomniac tired upon waking.
Insomnia is differentiated into two categories: primary insomnia, with no apparent physical causes or environmental and secondary insomnia which has a defined origin.
The transient insomnia lasts only a few nights.
It can be due to stress, disease, noise…
Insomnia short term not exceeding three weeks.
It usually has a physical or psychological cause identifiable.
The long-term insomnia may not be apparent cause or be caused by environmental factors such as noise.
This type of insomnia may also be caused by regular consumption of drugs or alcohol, excessive caffeine, sleeping pills or a psychiatric disorder such as depression.
If insomnia exceeds two to three weeks and that the measures taken by the patient have no effect, consult your doctor.
It asks the patient to indicate any medical history.
It can perform a number of examinations or tests to try to discover the cause of insomnia.
Sometimes the patient must spend a night or two in a specialized laboratory in sleep to determine the real existence or not of insomnia.
Insomnia, whether it is due to a specific cause, will transfer with appropriate treatment.
If the underlying causes have been eliminated, we must first correct the sleep habits.
Sleeping pills offer only temporary and can be dangerous in the long run.
It should use them sparingly, limiting their use in time and not to exceed the effective dose.
Sleeping pills available are prescription drugs that depress the central nervous system.
They give results within a month and can be toxic if taken in large quantities with alcohol.
Self-hypnosis, meditation and relaxation can substitute for sleeping pills.
Various plants are widely used for their calming and hypnotic.
The best known are the hawthorn, lemon balm, the orange, the thyme, the linden, valerian.
What can we do it yourself?
- Try to have regular times of rest that promote sleep.
- Making regular exercise, but before bedtime.
- Do not try to fall asleep at all costs. Better to stand as one does not sleep, and if it does not really come, read, watch television or relax before returning to bed.
- Avoid naps. As against the elderly often sleep better at night when they make a nap during the day.
- Refrain from making large meals and drinking alcohol or beverages containing caffeine.
- Try to sleep at the same time except for fatigue. The wake-up time must also be regular, although not essential to rise independently of sleep.
Periods of insomnia in general do not exceed a few days or weeks.
The long-term insomnia may last until the cause is discovered and treated.
The sleep patterns change with age older people often sleep less.
Insomnia is dangerous?
Insomnia in itself poses no danger, but it can be a sign of another disease that, untreated, can have more serious consequences.
How to prevent insomnia?
In just under a worrying lack of sleep and avoiding forcing yourself to sleep, it often eliminates the so-called insomnia.
It is better to reduce the consumption of alcohol, caffeine and tobacco.
Relaxation and the use of plants to calming aids are also effective.
We must strictly ban consumption of alcohol, drugs against the common cold or substances that depress the central nervous system when used in sleeping pills.
This can seriously jeopardize the life-threatening.
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