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Why Can't I Sleep!

How Does Insomnia & Restless Sleep Affect You?

Difficulty sleeping is common before an event or when excited. But when you lie awake night after night or have trouble staying asleep for weeks on end, that's a sign of restless sleep or insomnia.

Sleep is critical to good health. Less than seven hours of sleep most nights can eventually cause serious health consequences. So allowing sleeplessness to continue to plague your nights can put your overall health at risk.

You need good sleep as much as you need to breathe air, eat nutritious food and exercise to function properly. When we sleep, our body is at rest and this allows it to heal itself while restoring the chemical balances and boosting your memory. A lack of sleep affects so many things such as your brain function, decision making, and health.

Obvious signs of a lack of sleep include:

  • yawning

  • feeling overly sleepy during the day

  • irritability

  • focus

  • waking up foggy

  • no desire

Drinking volumes of coffee or energy drinks is not the cure for sleepiness. It can actually have the opposite effect, as too much caffeine can make it harder to sleep as well.

How Can You Help Yourself?

  • Get outside in the sunlight, our internal clocks are regulated by light. Getting a dose of daylight early in the day can help normalize your rhythm.

  • Daily exercise has across-the-board benefits for health, and the changes it initiates in energy use and body temperature can help sleep. Make sure you are not doing strenuous exercising before rest.

  • Slow down on caffeine and energy drinks: Some people are tempted to use the jolt of energy from caffeine to try to overcome daytime sleepiness, avoid this and keep an eye on your caffeine intake.

  • Don’t drink alcohol, it can induce drowsiness, so some people are keen on a nightcap before bed. Unfortunately, alcohol affects the brain in ways that can lower sleep quality.

  • Don’t eat late, it can be harder to fall asleep if your body is still digesting a big dinner. To keep food based sleep disruptions to a minimum, try to avoid late dinners and minimize especially fatty or spicy foods. If you need an evening snack, opt for something light and healthy.

  • Meditation, slows down your heart rate and lowers the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your body, two things that happen naturally when you sleep. Meditation can also cause you to have theta brainwaves, the same state your brain enters when you are falling asleep.


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