Insomnia is a sleep disorder that causes sufferers to have difficulty sleeping so that it can deplete your energy, mood, quality of life, performance, and even your health. If you always feel it is difficult to sleep or can not go back to sleep after waking up even if only for a moment, then chances are you suffer from Insomnia.
Other symptoms of insomnia that may be experienced include waking up many times at night, not being able to take a nap despite feeling tired, feeling tired, easily offended, and difficult to concentrate during the day.
Some things about sleep are believed to be a factor and a solution that can reduce insomnia, which can last for days or weeks. Though these things are not always true. The following are some of them.
Myth 1: Watching TV can help the sleep process.
Increased levels of the hormone melatonin in the brain before bedtime can make it easier for you to fall asleep. But the sound and light from a TV or computer screen can actually reduce melatonin levels.
Instead, you can listen to soft rhythmic music that can help you relax and sleep.
Myth 2: Your body will get used to the fewer hours of sleep.
This myth is very dangerous because constantly experiencing sleep deprivation can make the body tired and experience minor to serious problems such as the risk of accidents while driving, decreased performance at work, to serious health problems. You can get used to a schedule for shorter sleep, but your body still needs adequate hours of sleep, which is 7-8 hours for adults.
Myth 3: You can replace lost sleep hours.
The only way to “make up” for lost sleep is to rearrange your activity schedule, especially your daily hours of sleep. Sleep only a few hours on weekdays to then replace it with sleep all day on weekends will actually mess up your biological clock. Ends, this habit will actually make you more difficult to sleep.
Myth 4: It’s okay to take sleeping pills continuously.
Sleeping pills only help you sleep at night when you take them. However, this drug can not overcome the basic causes of insomnia. Even in the long run, besides causing addiction, these drugs can bring side effects such as: changes in appetite, diarrhea, headache, dry mouth or throat, heartburn, stomach pain, and fatigue. Detecting and treating the root cause of your sleep difficulties remains the best solution for dealing with insomnia.
Myth 5: Naps can be an antidote to insomnia.
Naps have a different effect on each person. Some people may feel that sleeping for about 15 minutes during the day will refresh the body and make it easy to sleep at night. But nap in people with insomnia generally makes them even more difficult to sleep at night.
Myth 6: Sleep problems are common problems that don’t need to be dealt with because they can go away on their own.
Sleep disorders can refer to serious illness or cause other problems. You should immediately consult a doctor to find out the main causes of sleep difficulties.