2nd March 2021, Posted by Ece A.
Sleep is one of the important factors that determine a person’s general health and quality of life. For this reason, insomnia can cause a significant deterioration in people’s vital functions. Another name for the main reason for your sleepless nights is called ‘’insomnia’’.
What Is Insomnia?
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that makes it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep, or causes you to wake up too early and not turn back to sleep. People with insomnia feel tired when they wake up. It is almost impossible for them to wake up rested and energetic. Insomnia can reduce not only energy levels and mood, but also health, work, performance and the way you live your life. Although how much sleep a healthy adult need varies from person to person, experts believe that approximately seven to eight hours of night sleep is sufficient for a well-functioned body.
Is Your Insomnia Acute or Chronic?
Many people may experience short-term (acute) insomnia at some point in their life that lasts for days or weeks. Such situations are often observed as a result of stress or a traumatic incident. However, some people experience long-term (chronic) insomnia that lasts a month or longer. Insomnia itself may be the primary problem or it may be caused by a different medical condition or medication being used. Before you start to expose a therapy or treatment for insomnia, you should meet with a doctor or credentialed physician to discuss your symptoms then get a diagnosis.
What are the Symptoms of Insomnia?
- Difficulty falling asleep at night
- Waking up at night
- Waking up too early
- Not feeling rested after a night’s sleep
- Daytime tiredness or sleepiness
- Angriness, depression or anxiety
- Difficulty in concentrating, focusing or remembering
- Having worries about sleep and anxiety about it
- Having increased number of mistakes or accidents in daily life
What Are The Causes of Insomnia?
Insomnia alone may be a primary problem or be associated with other conditions. Chronic insomnia is often the result of stress, life events, or habits that could disrupt sleep. Treating the underlying cause can be a cure for insomnia, but treatment may take years in some cases.
Common causes of chronic insomnia can be listed as follows:
Stress: Worries about work, school, health, finance or family can keep the mind alerted at night and make it impossible to sleep. Stressful life events or traumas, such as the death or illness of a loved one, divorce or layoff, can also lead to insomnia.
Travel or Work Schedule: Circadian rhythms that provide the body’s sleep and wakefulness patterns and called the body’s internal clock may be disrupted by travel or work hours. Examples of these are: jetlag, work in too late or early, or changing shifts.
Bad Sleeping Habits: Negative habits include an irregular bedtime, stimulating activities before bedtime, an uncomfortable sleeping environment, and using your bed for work, eating or watching TV. Computers, televisions, video games, smartphones or other screen activities just before going to bed negatively affect the sleep cycle.
Eating Too Late: Meals or snacks eaten before bedtime may not be abnormal for most of the people. However, eating too much will make you feel physically uncomfortable while lying down. Many people experience a complaint called ‘’acid reflux’’, which causes heartburn and the return of food from the stomach into the esophagus when they eat their main meals close to bedtime.
Some Medical Conditions: Chronic insomnia can also be associated with medical conditions or the use of certain medications. Treatment of the medical condition can help to improve sleep, but in rare cases, insomnia may persist after the medical condition improves.
How will a Weighted Blanket Improve My Sleep Patterns and Insomnia?
Deep pressure stimulation, or DPS, is an organic therapy that almost everyone can benefit from. What you will feel while using a weighted blanket is similar to getting a massage. The pressure applied on the body supports your physical and psychological relaxation. If you have insomnia, silencing your mind at night to keep up with sleep is probably the biggest problem you can face. With the WONAP weighted blanket, an environment that calms the mind is created, similar to the feeling you experience when someone hugs you. The deep pressure stimulation stimulates the production of serotonin, which supports and enhances your mood. When serotonin naturally turns into melatonin, your body will rest. Stay away from everything you can call a ‘’problem’’ in your life during your sleep time and try the WONAP Weighted Blanket now.