May 3, 2021

Insomnia: Main Causes& Methods To Help You Sleep Better

What is insomnia?Main Causes& Methods To Help You Sleep Better

Misperception of Sleep Quality Is Common in Patients With Insomnia - Neurology Advisor

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder in which a person has trouble falling and/or staying asleep. It affects as many as 35% of adults and the condition can be short-term (acute) or can last a long time (chronic).

What causes insomnia? Here are the 6 main causes of insomnia:

  1. Diseases
  • Indigestion, headache, urinary incontinence, angina, endocrine diseases, etc.

2. Hormonal Changes

  • Menstrual period, pregnancy or menopause
  1. Circadian rhythm disorders
  • Traveling across time zones (jet lag) or shift workers
  1. Drug use
  • Anti-epileptic drugs, steroids, diuretics, anti-Parkinson’s drugs, oral contraceptives, etc.

5. Mental stress

  • Work pressure, excessive stress or anxiety, sadness, depression or anger
  1. Unhealthy lifestyle
  • Often stay up late, excessive alcohol use or consume caffeinated beverages at night

No More Sleepless Nights: Practice good sleep hygiene

  • Create a comfortable sleeping environment; expel the factors that will affect sleep
  •  Avoid long naps during the day
  • Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages after noon
  • Avoid heavy meals before going to bed
  • Avoid strenuous exercise before going to bed
  • Do not smoke or drink before going to bed
  • Keep the bedroom dark and quiet
  • Maintain regular exercise in the morning or evening
  • Fix a set of relaxation methods to help you fall asleep, such as foot baths, sleeping music,
  •  Stop using electronic devices before bed

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