Nowadays, each of us is "overwhelmed" with our daily activities and concerns, on which we have to spend almost all our time. Yes, and we live in an age of advanced technologies that interfere with going to bed. For example, the Internet, television, computer games, etc. Most make their choice not in favor of sleep, which is the main cause of lack of sleep.
Causes of Insomnia:
- stress, depression
- strong personal experiences
- use at bedtime stimulants such as coffee, tea
- drinking alcohol helps to fall asleep, but can make sleep restless and intermittent
- smoking. Tobacco is a stimulant, so smokers need more time to fall asleep
- passive lifestyle. People who show little physical and mental activity during the daytime may have trouble falling asleep.
- the presence of physical activity just before bedtime, causes the body to "alert", which prevents sleep
Thus, the causes of insomnia are sufficient. It is known that women suffer from insomnia much more often than men. This is due to the evolution, for example, when the mother gets up at night, responding to the crying of the child, or is the cause of strong (compared with men's) emotional experiences. Therefore, the effects of female insomnia are less devastating than male. Moreover, male insomnia increases the risk of accidents behind the wheel, production work and other risk-related activities where care and caution need to be exercised.
Effect of insomnia on men:
- reduced production of sex hormones. Male sex hormones, in particular, testosterone, are produced in the deep sleep phase, so the absence or poor quality of sleep is one of the reasons for the decrease in testosterone
- one of the reasons for the decrease in potency . Caused by a lack of testosterone and general body weakness
- decrease in concentration, attention, mental abilities
- irritability and nervousness
- high blood sugar can lead to diabetes and obesity, which also causes a decrease in testosterone
- increased likelihood of cardiovascular disease
Simple rules for dealing with insomnia:
- to save the sleeping area from extraneous noise
- eliminate all the lights in the room, creating total darkness
- to ventilate the room before going to bed, and when it is possible (in the warmer months), to sleep with the window or window open
- try not to eat before bedtime and eat too much during dinner
- refrain from drinking tea and coffee before going to bed
- go to bed at a certain time so that the body can get used to the routine and prepare in advance for going to bed
- try to relax and not think about insomnia and daily activities
If nothing helps in the treatment of insomnia, you should consult a doctor for advice. Do not try to be treated independently by various sleeping pills and other drugs, as it is likely to worsen the situation.