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Monday, August 23, 2010


Monday, August 23, 2010
Lack of sleep or insomnia often experienced by urban communities. This is usually triggered by stress and the environment. In fact, sleep is much needed to restore power and also affect the body metabolism system.

Insomnia is when someone is having trouble sleeping disorder or can not sleep well, or too often lay awake at night and feel tired all day. There are some types of insomnia, usually distinguished by the duration of the complaint took place. It's called acute insomnia, transient insomnia, temporary insomnia and chronic insomnia.

Someone experiencing acute insomnia sleep less soundly during the three weeks to six months. Transient insomnia occurs several days to several weeks, and can be caused by other diseases, environmental changes, or stress. Chronic insomnia is the most difficult to overcome, because it is more complex and take longer (more than four weeks) for years.

Insomnia Causes

There are many things that can cause insomnia. In addition to the stress factor, other causes include medications, circadian rhythm disorders, and certain diseases (eg, asthma, incontinence urinary / can not stop urinating in adults).

Drugs associated with insomnia is the type of psychoactive drugs that are stimulants (stimulate), ephedrine, amphetamines, antibiotics such as class fluoroquinolon, theophylline, and caffeine.

Circadian rhythm disturbances are usually caused by changes in working hours, from morning to night for example, or because of jet lag. Jet lag (dis-synchronous) usually experienced by people who travel to countries with different time zones.

For chronic insomnia is more complex, because it can be caused by hormonal disorders, disorders of the brain signals, and psychiatric disorders (psychosis). According to Dr. Nurmiati, a hormone that may be involved in the insomnia is an increase in cortisol (stress hormone), growth hormone deficiency, and lack of melatonin. Psychiatric disorders that cause is anxiety, depression, and substance abuse such as alcohol.

Overcoming Insomnia Tips:

1. Soak your feet until your knees with warm water, massage your feet or movement its slowly, and relax your muscles. If this still does not work maybe you need to take the time 30 minutes-1 hour before bed to a bath of warm water. Warm water bath will cause sedation or stimulating effects of sleep. In addition, warm water baths are also reduces body tension.

2. Stop thinking about your problems or worry about forgetting what you have to do tomorrow. If the mind is difficult to stop the switch just to the fun things that you have passed. You need to rest in order to solve problems.

3. Make your bedroom as comfortable as possible, such as room lights, and turn off the annoying sound.

4. Should avoid eating and drinking too much before bedtime. Too much food will cause stomach discomfort, while drinking too much will cause your back often to urinate. Surely both these conditions will disturb your sleep.

5. Always pray. People who living together with God are usually more calm to live a life, so they can sleep well because they believe God will help them and obtaining that every problem has the solution.


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