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  1. vydyulashashi profile image58
    vydyulashashiposted 13 years ago

    What are the causes of Insomnia and how to overcome it?

    1. sofs profile image78
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Anxiety or for that matter any kind of mental health issue is characterized by sleeplessness or sleep disturbances. Stress causes insomnia.
      This is an important symptom to watch out, so chill out, stay calm and sleep well.

      1. vydyulashashi profile image58
        vydyulashashiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        hmmm..depression is one of the major cause of insomina

        1. Rafini profile image81
          Rafiniposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          yes, depression is a mental illness.

    2. profile image0
      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      in my case it is overwork. when i am working on something big or complex, my mind takes a while to shut off. i usually never have trouble falling alseep but the last couple of weeks have been problematic. i still fall asleep easily but then i wake up and start thinking about some detail that needs attention and then i go 'you can take care of that in the morning' but it nibbles at me and then i start thinking about something else that needs attention or another way to approach a problem and then i am all awake so i log on and start working because i can't rest until it is resolved. if i can't resolve it i will still get up and write down my thoughts on my iPad and that bright screen would wake up anyone.

      sometimes having caffeine in your system can keep you awake, or exercising too close to bedtime. oh, and stay away from computers before bedtime too smile

      1. vydyulashashi profile image58
        vydyulashashiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        people with work stress find it difficult to sleep and in present scenario this is quite common among employees

    3. snagerries profile image69
      snagerriesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      In many people, insomnia can be the result of:

      1. Anxiety, a condition in which individuals feel increased tension, apprehension, and feelings of helplessness, fear, worry, and uncertainty. This may be due to the effects that other people at work have on us, financial worries, concerns over relationships outside work or numerous other causes.

      2. Stress, or how effectively a person copes with any emotional, physical, social, economic, or other factor that requires a response or change.

      3. Depression, a mood disturbance characterized by feelings of sadness, despair, and discouragement.

      1. vydyulashashi profile image58
        vydyulashashiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        what about girl friend/boy friend?
        how they make each other sleep less?? big_smile
        and according to your classification in which category they fall?? tongue

    4. Goodpal profile image73
      Goodpalposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      There are several causes of insomnia -- not being able to sleep for several nights at a stretch. But you seriously wish to get rid of it, there are two tips that almost always work.

      1. Exercise vigorously or take up long jogging or running. The idea is to exhaust physically. If your lifestyle is sedentary, include physical activities. You may also take up sports such as soccer or go for swimming. When you are physically tired, sleep can not stay behind.

      2. Alongside take support of brainwave entrainment audios. If you don't know what they are, read my hub on that topic. They are fast and effective. You will definitely dose off within an hour. regularly listening gives gives you several other healthy benefits.

      It will help to analyze the cause of your insomnia and try eliminating it.

      1. vydyulashashi profile image58
        vydyulashashiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Wow..the idea of getting physically strained is good one..
        Yeah people who work hard in day time can sleep well at night.

  2. koreanmv8 profile image59
    koreanmv8posted 13 years ago

    Eat Blackstrap molasses an orgamic multivitamins before eating meals, it makes you young and healthy, sleep like a baby.

  3. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    Sometimes people mistake not feeling like sleeping for "insomnia" because they think it's important to x number of hours of sleep a night, whether or not they're tired enough to sleep.  If you have to get up for work early, you can't "just not sleep" (sometimes), because you know you'll be tired if you don't sleep.  Not everyone wants or needs to sleep that 6 or 8 hours a night, though, so not being able to sleep seems like insomnia.  A lot of people live on 4 hours of sleep all the time, or else live on a a few hours of sleep most of the time and get a couple of good sleeps when the time is right.  Is it healthy?  It's said not to be (although if someone doesn't need 8 hours of sleep and isn't going to sleep that long even if he tries, I'm not sure it has to be all that unhealthy, if he's getting what his own body needs and functioning well).

    I stay up until I'm so tired I feel like I'm going to "pass out", set my alarm for a few hours later, and keep myself just tired enough to never have insomnia!   lol  A couple of nights a week I may need to sleep at 10 or 11, but then I'll be awake at 2:30 or 3 a.m. 4 or 5 hours is pretty much what I need.  Since I work from home, I don't need to start (if I don't want to) until 9 or so; so if I go to sleep at 4 I may sleep until 8 or 8:30 some days.  Once in a while if I'm really tired I may sleep earlier in the evening until 2 or 3.  I don't do this often, but sleeping from 8 or 8:30 p.m. until 3 is pretty much a standard night's sleep for most people.  So, I do catch up once in awhile.  For my whole adult life, if I try to sleep and can't sleep, I don't call it "insomnia".  I call it "not ready to sleep yet", and just stay up for another while.

    I know there are people who get "real" insomnia, but I do think a lot of people just think they have to sleep more than they really do.   hmm

    1. vydyulashashi profile image58
      vydyulashashiposted 13 years agoin reply to this are rite.some people just think that they are sleepless although they ain't  are

  4. fucsia profile image60
    fucsiaposted 13 years ago

    I do shift work,also during the night, and I think this is the cause of my (occasional) insomnia. Sometime I have difficulty to falling asleep or , more often, I wake up in the middle of the night with a thousand thoughts in head, as if my head is always active and my body tired. Maybe they are dissociated...

    1. vydyulashashi profile image58
      vydyulashashiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Work stress is the major cause of insomnia.
      Make your schedule simpler by planning a good time table. You can overcome it easily

  5. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    The older I get, the more trouble I have sleeping.

    1. vydyulashashi profile image58
      vydyulashashiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Are you having any stress related problems like with kids,work,relations etc. If no and still you are suffering from insomnia you got to pay attention to it.

    2. camlo profile image82
      camloposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I've known a lot of people who seem to need (need) less and less sleep the older they get.

      Do you feel tired during the day? If not, you're getting the amount of sleep you need.

      1. vydyulashashi profile image58
        vydyulashashiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah Physical strain will lead to sleep where as mental strain will cause the opposite.

  6. Joy56 profile image67
    Joy56posted 13 years ago

    you do  not need as much sleep as you get older, although some people cannot sleep long stretches anymore, and nap in the afternoon.  I never worry when i cannot sleep at night i just catch up at another time.  I am always tired, but that is another issue.... probably related to poor diet.

  7. Ask Dr. John profile image61
    Ask Dr. Johnposted 13 years ago

    It is a myth that people need less sleep as we get older. Eight to ten hours is what adults need. Children ten to twelve. Taking a nap in the afternoon is fine, you probably need it if you're not sleeping a full 8-10 hours at night. It is no wonder you are always tired. Most American adults do not get the proper amount of sleep. Stress, lack of physical activity, poor diet, and hormone imbalance can be factors in insomnia. Please see a physician first, get some blood drawn, and see what therapy your physician can recommend. Sometimes, it is as simple as taking a long walk after dinner, or a committed daily exercise program.  I never recommend sleeping pills, they give you a washed out feeling most of the morning. But, your physician may recommend Trazodone 50 to 100 mg. at bedtime. It is  not a sleeping pill, but an Antidepressant you take at night.  It takes about two weeks to take full effect, but many report excellent sleep, with no "hangover" the next day. Good luck! I enjoy your hub, and will be following.

    1. vydyulashashi profile image58
      vydyulashashiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The complicated of aspect of insomnia is troubling many adults as well as youngsters. Some of them try very hard to sleep but they can't. They have to analyze their life style and try get rid of mentally related problems and try to have a happy life so that they can feel before sleep "Today was great day"


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