Sleep and Insomnia
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder in which you feel hard to fall asleep or hard to stay asleep or wake up too early and not able to go back to sleep. As a result, you still feel tired when you wake up. Insomnia affects our- Energy, Mood, Health, Work performance, and Quality of life.
Lack of sleep causes irritability or depression or anxiety. Our attention span really becomes short and we cannot focus or even find it difficult to remember. Our reflexes are affected, and our reaction time becomes very slow and we become very prone to accidents. Our performance becomes low at job and we cannot concentrate in the school during the classes. Lack of sleep leads to obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. Also, it affects our heart. It may interfere with our learning and even remembering the new information. A tired body and a tired mind becomes foggy and leads to poor judgment. Even the fine motor skills become difficult, so sleep is important to develop a memory.
Some more side-effects of sleep deprivation are as beneath:
• Not Getting enough sleep can affect the memory.
• You Can feel depressed.
• It affects the immune system too.
• Pain feels much more.
• Even the sex drive goes down.
• Everybody knows about dark circles under the eyes.
• When sleep less, we have a tendency to eat more and obviously we gain weight.
• Even at the night-time, you are seriously sleep deprived, even the
coffee cannot keep you up.
• You will have a hard time keeping eyes focused and you cannot even
remember that you have driven few miles. You will have a hard time
holding your head up and you may drift in and out of lane so you may
get off the road and get into a serious accident.
Dr.Goel says that, “If insomnia persists for a longer time and it is
really affecting our life, lifestyle and our health, we should
definitely consult a doctor.”
To know about ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’, please read our
series of books on sleep. They will guide you thoroughly on how you
can achieve a good sleep, how can you track your sleeping pattern, and
how you can combat chronic insomnia. We have simplified this topic for
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