Insomnia: symptoms and treatment

Sleeplessness (insomnia) is a disorder associated with sleep that has no geographical boundaries and age limits. This problem is not just lack of sleep, but the inability to fully get enough sleep, have difficulty falling asleep and constant waking up during sleep.


Causes of insomnia:

— stress or prolonged depression;

— unfavorable conditions for sleep, such as noise, uncomfortable bed;

— change in lifestyle (change of place of residence, work);

— diseases that cause constantly Wake up (cystitis, difficulty breathing).

Get rid of insomnia, by normalizing sleep and activity, but this is mainly when the cause of the disorder is a change of scenery. In other cases, if insomnia is not leaving and has a regular character, you need to pay to see a doctor.

You should also take the following measures:

— abandon the use of alcohol in the evening;

— try not to smoke before bedtime;

— limit consumption of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, carbonated beverages;

— do not overeat in the evening, drink plenty of fluids;

for a couple of hours before bedtime it is advisable to take a bath (muscles will be relaxed, and the body wants to sleep);

— need to sleep in complete darkness and silence on a comfortable bed;

— the temperature in the bedroom should not exceed 20 degrees;

— it is recommended to do exercises, move more throughout the day (however, 2 hours before sleep, the activity must be reduced);

— to give up sleep in the daytime;

— before bed do not watch movies (emotive), and plan for the future and to do assessment of current action

— not counting sheep or pigs before bedtime (score implies the concentration of attention and, consequently, the brain cannot relax).

When to see a doctor hardly immediately be assigned medications because for a start, the specialist will try to determine the root cause of insomnia. In severe cases, possible recommendation of sleeping pills, and not excluded a visit to a psychiatrist.

In most cases in relation to insomnia one fits the expression — «all illnesses from nerves». You should not worry about every little thing, thinking about work every waking moment. Just need to learn to «disconnect» from work and problems at least for a while.

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