Sleep disturbance of a person is a universal problem. Statistics indicate that huge number of people is suffering ofsleep disturbance. So, for example, every third American and every fourth Englishman has sleep disturbance, and in France 1/5 of all people has this problem. These data suggest the real extent of the problem. Disadvantages of sleep are related with accidents, human performance is reduced.
Research and treatment of sleep disorders (insomnia) is what such sciences as neurology and psychiatry do. There are over one hundred different abnormalities and sleep disorders. They can be small or even can threaten human life. Most people experience sleep disturbance at least occasionally. This is evidenced by the widespread and usage of hypnotics. You can see from the statistics that women complain of sleep disturbances more often than men.
The most common manifestations of sleep disorders are insomnia, snoring, talking in sleep, rarely, but still there are stop breathing, walking in a dream. Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders caused by difficulties with its maintaining. It is divided into three stages: — a violation of falling asleep (most common); — maintaining of sleep; – early final awakening. By the way, the book “Outsmart Insomnia Protocol” was published recently. It describes a unique method of getting rid of insomnia at home. I recommend!
Causes of insomnia
There are a lot of causes of insomnia, and the most common are psychological problems, such as violation of habitual mode, diseases (of heart, liver, etc.) or the use of psychotropic drugs, alcohol or cups of strong coffee drunk before going to sleep, overeating in the evening, especially heavy, fatty foods. Insomnia can be caused by intense mental work, noisy games, fascinating reading at bedtime or smoking.
Insomnia also occurs when you are overtired or in constant expectation of poor sleep and related experiences, as well as when you have insufficient physical activity. If a person is in a state of deep depression, he falls asleep with difficulty or can’t sleep at all. Remember that when you are aroused, you experience difficulty sleeping also. When insomnia is caused by some other disease, then its treatment is the best remedy to get rid of insomnia.
Scientists of Oxford University conducted the following experiment. 50 patients suffering from insomnia were selected. They were divided into three groups. The first one had the task to count sheep before going to sleep. Participants in the second group had to imagine some relaxing picture of nature. And the third part of the team was trying to sleep without any auxiliary means.
During the experiment it was found that the participants, who imagined a waterfall, fell asleep 20 minutes quicker. And the rest of test subjects fell asleep as usual. Based on this experience, experts came to the conclusion that imagination of relaxing scenes of nature helps to fall sleep much faster than counting of sheep.
Insomnia is often caused by fear to see nightmares, moreover this fear arises in the subconscious, and the man justifies his state of fatigue, noise and other external causes. In order to avoid it, for a couple of hours before bedtime think about harassing you problem, consider various options for solving it. Understanding that you’ve done everything to cope with it will help you to calm down and not think about the problem when you are in bed. You must learn to relax, relieve yourself from serious problems. As they say, “tomorrow is another day”. You can deal with insomnia using drugs, but it can cause side effects, besides drugs cause quick addiction.
Very often people suffering from insomnia think that they don’t sleep at all. Most of them say that during the day they are constantly sleepy, and at night they can’t sleep, or they wake up as soon as dozed off, such people have the same dreams very often. Sleep disturbance and insomnia are symptoms of many diseases. A human being has a very ancient formation in his brain – the thalamus.
It is a natural computer, which collects all the information about the state of the body: blood sugar level, amount of salts, body temperature, presence of inflammation in any place of organism, etc. Information about external conditions comes there too: temperature, wind, day or night. The thalamus provides interaction of organism and environment; there are sections in it that provide sequence of sleep and wakefulness.