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Are you Sleep Deprived? Tips to treat Sleep Disorder, Insomnia, Sleeplessness!

Updated on September 13, 2017
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Chitrangada has keen interest in Alternative therapies.As a parent and teacher she shares her real life experiences for benefit of readers.

Fighting Sleeplessness or Insomnia!

Sleeplessness or sleep disorder!
Sleeplessness or sleep disorder! | Source
Insomnia can affect your health adversely
Insomnia can affect your health adversely | Source

What is Insomnia?

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The modern lifestyle and mental anxiety, stress, personal tensions, different health issues may lead to sleeplessness or sleep disorder, which in medical terms is called 'Insomnia'.

  • Innumerable persons suffer from this disease, without even realising that they are suffering from a disease.
  • Mental tension or anxiety are intimately correlated and they might lead to loss of sleep.
  • Worry or excitement also may keep a person away from sound sleep, essential for good health.
  • Lack of physical fatigue, adverse weather, tight clothing or uncomfortable clothes and mattress, consumption of stimulating drinks, such as tea, coffee or others, sexual dissatisfaction----all these can lead to sleeplessness or Insomnia.
  • Constipation and indigestion can also affect and can drive away from proper sleep.
  • As we age, the 'sleep' has a tendency to decrease.

What Are The Benefits of Sleeping well!

  • Better blood circulation;
  • BMR (Basal metabolic rate) improves, which is beneficial for weight management;
  • Hormonal balance is maintained;
  • Digestive and excretory system is adequate;
  • Eyes and Skin are healthy, (no dark circles);
  • Your immunity level is good;
  • You feel happy, energetic, active and relaxed.

Insomnia affects your whole body adversely!

Sleeplessness affects your whole body
Sleeplessness affects your whole body | Source

How much sleep is enough?

  • There is a general understanding that six to eight hours of sleep is enough to recharge your body.
  • Though sleep is very important for our body, no general rules can be laid down, regarding the duration or depth.
  • Some people are not satisfied even with nine to ten hours of sleep. They would still feel sleepy.
  • There are others for whom, even four to five hours sleep is more then enough to rejuvenate them.
  • Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and many other world leaders slept for a few hours. But that did not affect their intelligence or wittiness.
  • Think of the soldiers, the scientists in their labs. the doctors and nurses on duty, how much sleep can they afford! Very few hours of sleep, of course. Yet they are active, extremely sharp and always ready to deliver their duties sincerely.

What I am trying to convey is that we devote a lot more time to sleep than is actually required.

'Power nap',

-----is a phrase coined normally to describe a 5 to 10 minutes of sleep. Try this and it is very effective for executives in office jobs. Generally if taken during the lunch break, it refreshes and rejuvenates the person.

sleep is such a luxury, which i cant afford.”

― Robin Sikarwar

“O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frightened thee, 1710. That thou no more will weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness?”

― William Shakespeare,

Sleep Deprivation leads to irritability and lack of concentration!

 Sleep disorder or Insomnia!
Sleep disorder or Insomnia! | Source

10 Tips To Cure Insomnia or Sleep Disorder:

  1. Have an early supper/ dinner. Take light and easily digestible food.Avoid taking food items, which produce gas.
  2. Do not take liquid food items in large quantities, during or after dinner.
  3. Sleep is a natural sequel to physical fatigue. Therefore take a long walk after dinner.
  4. A hot/ warm water bath before going to bed also stimulates sound sleep.
  5. You can use some pleasant fragrance in bath or even in your bedroom, to soothe the senses.
  6. Wear loose cotton clothes and your bed also should be clean and the bed sheet preferably cotton or skin friendly.
  7. If still sleep is eluding you, lie down on bed in 'SHAVASANA'.
  8. While lying down, do not think or worry about any problem. After a while, your eyes will become heavy and you will fall down to sleep.
  9. There are other ways to stimulate sleep. Some people fall to sleep, while reading a book. Some like to listen to soft and light music, before sleep. Discover, what you like to stimulate sound sleep.
  10. Acupressure and some Yoga asanas help you in getting sleep. Learn it from an expert. Some Acupressure points produce sedative effects.

To Sum Up~~~

  • Insomnia is usually the result of mental anxiety. The lifestyle of today gives rise to stress and tension and inadequate physical fatigue.
  • Sleeping pills are available at the chemist stores very easily. But it is not wise or desirable to take them on a regular basis, because they produce harmful side effects and secondly they are addictive too.
  • If one follows with patience and perseverance, the simple and harmless measures suggested above, there is no doubt that you will get proper and sound sleep.

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What measures do you take to induce sleep, if you are sleep deprived sometimes? Please share in the comments section.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks kapilddit, for stopping by and commenting!

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      Kapil Thakar 4 years ago from Bangalore

      Interesting hub.. Thanks for sharing information..

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks starbright, for your visit and positive comments!

      Thanks for voting up and sharing!

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      Lucy Jones 4 years ago from Scandinavia

      Some good ideas there. Thanks for sharing. Voted and shared.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks FlourishAnyway, for reading this hub and your comments!

      You are right-- In like likelihood, such reading material, will stimulate sleep.

      Thanks again for your appreciation and support!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks lovedoctor926, for your visit and appreciative comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Nell, for your visit and comments! It is always very encouraging to have comments from you.

      I am sorry to know that you have difficulty in getting sound sleep. Please try some of these tips and I would be glad it it helps you.

      Thanks for voting up and sharing!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Devika, for stopping by and your comments!

      I am glad you liked it!

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      You've got some good tips here. To help with my insomnia I sometimes read academic journal articles or government regulations having to do with my profession. There's nothing like those things to help get the zzzz's going.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Useful information, well-presented.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi, I am terrible trying to sleep, most nights I suffer with Insomnia, so this is great info, I will definitely be trying some of your ideas, thanks, voted up and shared, nell

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Informative and so interesting about Sleeplessness or Insomnia or Sleep Disorder you have mentioned helpful points here

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks purnasrinivas, for reading and commenting!

      You are right, Yogasanas are very effective in dealing with this disorder.

      Thanks for voting up!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks penlady, for reading the hub and your positive feedback!

      Power naps are very effective and refreshing--speaking from personal experience.

      And yes, constipation can ruin one' s sleep and therefore one is not in the right mood throughout the day.

      I am glad you found the hub interesting. Thanks for voting up and sharing!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks billybuc, for visiting this hub!

      Its so nice to see you here. It is good that you do not have this problem. Those who suffer from sleep disorder are really in a miserable state.

      Have a good day!

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      purnasrinivas 4 years ago from Bangalore

      Interesting hub! There are few yogic exercises also which do wonders and remove the sleep disorders. One can practice them regularly.

      Voted up!

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      penlady 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      It's awful that constipation can also affect sleep. It's bad enough that it's a miserable feeling, so have it rob you of a good night's sleep is plain awful. Also, those power naps are helpful. I've been sleepy many times, dozed off for five minutes, and felt so refreshed afterwards.

      I must say from experience though that when a woman hits her forties, it's harder to sleep the whole night through.

      Interesting hub. Voted up, interesting and shared.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This is not a problem for me. I have always be a very regular sleeper and for that I am grateful. Good information here!