What is Insomnia?
Insomnia is a disorder related to one’s sleeping capability that is know for its symptoms of unrest and inability to sleep.
Are you an Insomniac? Do you have a problem in sleeping at night?
Insomnia is basically a malady of mind. Do you love to stay awake at night and explore the serenety of universe or is it just an extravagant struggle to sleep. Well if it is the latter then the result can be appalling. Insomnia can be a major cause to a resentment towards someone from past activities and memories as the brain has nothing left to do or think about but to remember the past good and bad deeds of others. This unpleasant habit of staying awake at night can make you emotional or intransigent towards some sentimental feelings that keeps a part of you pre occupied for unnecessary trivia and hamper your cognitive thinking.
Possible causes to insomnia:
Insomnia & Food
Certain substances and activities, including eating patterns, can contribute to insomnia. If you can’t sleep, review the following lifestyle factors to see if one or more could be affecting you
ALCOHOL is a sedative. It can make you fall asleep initially, but may disrupt your sleep later in the night.
CAFFEINE is a stimulant. Most people understand the alerting power of caffeine and use it in the morning to help them start the day and feel productive. Caffeine in moderation is fine for most people, but excessive caffeine can cause insomnia. A 2005 National Sleep Foundation poll found that people who drank four or more cups/cans of caffeinated drinks a day were more likely than those who drank zero to one cups/cans daily to experience at least one symptom of insomnia at least a few nights each week.
Caffeine can stay in your system for as long as eight hours, so the effects are long lasting. If you have insomnia, do not consume food or drinks with caffeine too close to bedtime.
NICOTINE is also a stimulant and can cause insomnia. Smoking cigarettes or tobacco products close to bedtime can make it hard to fall asleep and to sleep well through the night. Smoking is damaging to your health. If you smoke, you should stop.
HEAVY MEAL close to bedtime can disrupt your sleep. The best practice is to eat lightly before bedtime. When you eat too much in the evening, it can cause discomfort and make it hard for your body to settle and relax. Spicy foods can also cause heartburn and interfere with your sleep.
Insomnia & The Brain
In some cases, insomnia may be caused by certain neurotransmitters in the brain that are known to be involved with sleep and wakefulness.
There are many possible chemical interactions in the brain that could interfere with sleep and may explain why some people are biologically prone to insomnia and seem to struggle with sleep for many years without any identifiable cause—even when they follow healthy sleep advice.
Possible solution to cure it:
A possible solution to tackel it and cure it to a certain extent is to avoid taking caffeine and heavy spicy meal during bed time. Morning yogas and meditation can reduce to a measurable extent.