Ten Reasons for not getting a proper Sleep

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Sleeping for Health

One can live without food for few days. Even one can live without water for 2 or 3 days. But it is always difficult to imagine a life without sleep. Usually it is said that for active brain to function, for stress less life, for powerful memory, one need to have Proper sleep. It is a biological necessity as our immune system requires sleep to fight off disease and endure illness. One of the reasons for health conditions like Depression and Obesity is lack of proper sleep. Further Sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea also may lead to fatigue, irritability, forgetfulness, stress and high blood pressure. In short, Lack of sleep affects emotional and physical health. But generally there are certain difficulties one may face while sleep.

  • You get up several times to visit the Bathroom: An enlarged prostate gland can push against the bladder, urging frequent urination. If you're wide awake after a 2 am then bright bathroom lights make it harder to fall back asleep.
    You sleep more than 10 hours: Some people sleep for 4-5 hours in the day. One needs to sleep only 6-8 hours maximum. If you have slept earlier you might be wakeful that night. And may find difficulty in having deep sleep.
    Strong light in the Bedroom or next room may distract you from sleeping. The light and volume of the TV may also may give you trouble.
    Children and Pets make disturbances: Crying children is common problem most of the parents face. Let him cry it out a little. "Babies need to learn to go back to sleep on their own". Crying doesn't necessarily mean they're in pain. Leave baby for some time, they will automatically go to sleep naturally. Sometimes children may also cry if they are disturbed, unwell or have seen some scary dream. Some of the people have habit to sleep with dog, cat etc. these animal don’t need deep sleep rather they are light sleeper. Pets are also highly restless and may keep you awake at night.
    You had a heavy Dinner: Dinner should be a very light one. It is advisable not to sleep immediately after dinner. One may walk a little after dinner if possible. Indigestion also is a cause of restlessness.
    Midnight Parties at Neighborhood and Pet troubles: Music is playing on high on the neighborhood or the dog is howling outside making it difficult to sleep. Sometimes the quarrel of neighbors or the high volume of TV may also trouble you.
    Your Partner snores like a stock-car engine: Snoring occurs when people sleep on their backs. Here's why: Facial muscles relax, and the tongue slouches to the back of the throat, partially obstructing airflow.
    • You are smoking cigarettes and consuming tea,coffee or alcahol as you ponder your sleeplessness. Smoking is harmful for deep sleep so, quit smoking. (First time you've heard that?) Not only is nicotine a stimulant, but smokers may also experience withdrawal at night, causing them to awaken or sleep fitfully. Consuming tea also keeps you awake for prolonged periods.
    • Your partner or child has problems in sleeping: Generally high-school start times are out of teens' natural sleep rhythms. Student’s brain is programmed as per their future routine. So they have planning in their subconscious mind which is disturbing factor and some times as a result they talk while sleeping and keep disturbing us. Sometimes people talk in sleep which is highly disturbing in the nighttime.
    You eat some acidic medicines : Some Medicines can affect sleep patterns, and doctors don't always advise you of the risks. If you suffer from insomnia, grill your Doctor about your prescription's effects.

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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

i think you missed a major reason - HubPages or hubbing! LOL thanks for sharing :D

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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

The strong light in the next room is a big one for me...even the power light on my pc speaker, which is a flourescent blue laser, will keep me awake. You stole my thunder Cris... ** goes to put some clothes on **

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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

i am not bothered by lighing - on or off. If I'm sleepy than I'll sleep. I'm not fussy with lights.

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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

You suck! i have to have a fan running and no light. If the house is too quiet then i can't sleep. i am screwed if the power goes out and I have no fan. I travel with a box fan, because hotels don't have them!

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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

well that says a lot about the hotels that you go to

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Saurabh G 7 years ago from Nagpur Author

Thanks for your responses Cris and Pest. Thanks dor your inputs. Being a workholic (read Hubholic), thoughts of future and targets etc also can keep one awake at night.

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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

I count to myself to keep my thoughts from wandering. it works!

Cris, most of the hotels i go to are camp sites!!! :D

Andy Johnston 6 years ago

Sometimes a little noise helps me sleep. I have an air cleaner that I use in my bedroom that makes white noise when I turn it on. If things are too quiet, I just cannot seem to sleep.

svend 5 years ago

the math is very cool and sticks in teh mind quickly. thanks.

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karenzoulias 3 years ago

Great natural sleep aid, no prescription needed. Check it here: http://alterilsleep-aid.com

subangi 16 months ago

correct article for today's INDIAN. thanks!

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