- Diseases, Disorders & Conditions
What is Insomnia and What are the factors that causes It?
Insomnia is known as a sleeping disorder. It is when you are unable to fall asleep or stay asleep. Sleep plays an important role in our daily lives. We need sleep to rest our mind and body so we can feel rejuvenated and be alert the next day. Our bodies produce a substance in our blood stream that makes us feel tired. When this process is changed by physical ailments and/or stress you develop insomnia.
There are three types of insomnia
usual causes are temporary changes in your life such as schedule changes, worries,an argument of some sort and lasts from 1-3 days
usual causes are from a physical disorder, sickness, and/or stress which usually lasts no longer than 1-3 weeks
causes are all of the above but with the inability to sleep most nights for a month or more
Other Factors that cause Insomnia
Anything that would be a disruption like noise, an uncomfortable bed,or being hot or too cold.
- Too much to eat or drink
Eating foods high in fat or using alcohol or any stimulants can result in a restless night.
Exercising to close to going to bed or not getting enough exercise will contribute to a bad night.
- Bad Habits
Stimulating activities, reading, watching TV, and/or listening to music can help some but usually is a factor to your sleepless nights.
Yoga for Insomnia
Practicing yoga on a regular basis not only improves your health, but helps you relax therefore bringing you a good night sleep.
It is best to do your yoga routine at least two hours before going to bed.
- How Can I Get Better Sleep
Tips on getting a better nights sleep the natural way. Also ideas on boosting your energy and clearing mental stress.