Author: Reilika Nestor 11.12.2014 at 00:00

A large number of people cannot sleep well at night. They suffer from sleep deprivation, and spend their nights trashing from side to side. Often at night, they wake up to eat and sleep, or find other activities to tire themselves until they finally fall a sleep. Having become completely exhausted, they tend to take the easy way out and use sleeping pills to achieve a state of half-sleep, full of dreams and nightmares. It’s ironic, but fear for insomnia can in itself induce insomnia. The easiest way to prevent sleep deprivation is to establish a regular sleeping pattern and to get the same hours of sleep every night.

The time needed to achieve complete rest differs person to person. There are people who need 10 hours of sleep and, at the same time, there are those who are alright with seven hours. Shortage of sleep leads to sleep deficit – a debt that can lead to serious neuropsychotic deviations. If you want to solve a problem wisely, determine its cause. Before knowingly avoiding anything, know it through and through.

We’ll try to list some most common reasons why people can’t get sleep. Overstress of the nervous system is placed first. People who engage in physical work usually have healthy sleep habits – they doze off almost as soon as they get to bed and their sleep is deep and free of dreams and nightmares.

Jobs that are mentally taxing, a nervous lifestyle, abundant problems, worrying, and serious traumatic experiences don’t allow us to get to sleep as easily. The main culprit here is our high-paced and nervous lifestyle.

External factors like noise, a poorly aired room, a late meal, an irregular lifestyle, an uncomfortable bed, and the sort are also worth noting. All occupations that demand working at night have a tremendous toll on our organism.

Sleep is essential rest for your nervous system and much needed relaxation for your whole body. Sleep deprivation damages your immune system and shortens your lifespan. It’s easier to cope with malnutrition than sleeplessness.

Well-rested people are friendlier and smile more often, as they’re bursting with joy of life. Sleep specialists confirm that the midnight sleep is the most valuable. Below are some tips for getting quality sleep.

  • Dine 2 to 3 hours before going to sleep.
  • Air your rooms well.
  • Sleep is better in fresh air.
  • Try to get some fresh air before heading to sleep. Even a 30-minute walk will do. Remember to put on weatherproof clothing. 
  • Your bed should be rather be hard than soft, and as smooth as possible. 
  • Your head shouldn’t be too low or high in relation to your body. Keep your neck naturally in-line with your back.
  • The correct sleeping position is on your back. In this position, your muscles are relaxed and your can breath deep. Lying on your back or left side doesn’t burden your heart.
  • Taking a 10 to 15 minute bath improves sleep. Keep the water temperature similar to your body temperature, that is, between 36 to 40 degrees.