Do you find any difficulty in sleeping at night? Do you end up overthinking all night? Do you even stress about your sleep schedule? If yes then you have come to the right place. All these are signs of you turning into an insomniac! What is insomnia and who are insomniacs? Is it even real? Do people actually face such kind of sleeping disorder? If yes? Then why? Let’s cover it all up in this article! It is definitely a real and an actual issue that needs to be taken under serious consideration. Insomnia is a kind of torture because while the world is fast asleep, you’re up all alone, your mind buzzing with every random thought in the universe, and sometimes the thought will reach a standstill, and your mind goes blank. You become more aware of the silence and it’s during this moment that you realize how alone you are. This the reason it’s said, “A lot of people struggle with sleep because sleep requires peace”. – I felt that pain.
Who do you think is the most affected by this kind of disorder?
According to the article onlymyhealth
- The adults, the elderly, and even the children are affected by insomnia. During a year time, about 20-40% of all adults experience insomnia.
- When compared to men, women are most commonly affected by insomnia.
- Lower-income groups face insomnia more often since they are under constant pressure which leads to stress and anxiety hence, difficulty in sleeping.
- About 90% of people suffer from insomnia when they are in depression. People with mental disorders and the ones who are substance dependent such as drugs are also affected by Insomnia.
Reasons that lead to insomnia:
The most common cause of insomnia for a number of reasons is stress, anxiety, or depression. Depression can also result in a reduction of sleeping or a person may even end up sleeping a lot more than the normal schedule. Anyway, that’s completely a different topic. There are several other reasons that can contribute to sleeplessness such as traveling across time zones or working on rotating shifts. Major life changes, good and bad, such as the death of a loved one, getting a new job or losing your job, starting off a new relationship, break-ups all these are other factors included in poor sleep quality.
Along with the mental difficulties the food or drinks you consume can also cause trouble in your sleep. The main stimulant that can interfere with sleep is caffeine which is found in your daily intake such as tea, coffee, soft drinks, chocolate. Its also involved in your prescribed medicines like anti-depressants or blood pressure pills. Another common sleep problem culprit is Nicotine and alcohol. Alcohol might help you get to sleep a little earlier since when you have this drink you are not in your senses but it gives you unrefreshing sleep.
Is it possible to cure insomnia? Why not? If there is a problem there is always a solution. Always consult a doctor or talk to your therapist’s firsts. Don’t just blindly follow other people’s advice. The doctors ask you several questions regarding your life and your sleeping pattern and if they find any medical conditions such as depression and anxiety, they provide you with the particular medication. It’s said it does not work all the time and it may have its own risk at the same time.
Meditation and Yoga for insomnia.
Are you one of these people who are sick and tired of trying such kind of medication? The worst part is trying all of this is not even helping you with a positive response. You still continue to find the same issues as before.
Here is a great solution for you! Why not give Meditation and Yoga a try? And I’m not just throwing this in the air. It does work.
According to a study in Psycologytoday Researchers at Harvard Medical School conducted an investigation on how daily yoga practice might have an impact on people’s sleep with insomnia and found broad improvements to measurements of sleep quality and quantity. Therefore, it indicates with yoga people who suffer from chronic insomnia can feel a change in the sleeping pattern.
It has been proven that meditation and yoga can be a really great option to help you with your lack of sleep. above study and around a lot of internet sites Given below are a few poses which you can try at home that can help you with your sleeping disorder!
Before we move forward to these poses.
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- Head to knee forward bend
Sit up straight with your legs straight out in front of you. Slowly move forward from your hips and if possible grab your left foot. If flexibility allows drop your head and touch your knee. It helps you to relax as it stretches out each leg and releases tension.
- Bridge pose
In this pose, start with lying on your back and arms beside your torso, and knees bent hip-width apart. Engaging your legs to roll your spine off the floor and raise your hips and pelvis. By pushing your arms and shoulder into the floor, lift the chest up. Underneath your body bring your hands together and clasp them. It helps to strengthen the legs and core at the same time help you to relax.
- Cat pose
The results of this pose are great and soothing even though the pose is simple. Start with bringing your knees and hands in a tabletop position. Curl your toes. Pull your belly button towards the spine, round it, and engage your abs. Relax your head and press down into the floor with your hands. It helps to alleviate anxiety and stress and makes you feel really good. It helps to massage the belly organs and the spine.
You need to practice these steps on a daily basis. Let’s be practical here. We are not living in an imaginary world where our problems will be resolved with magic. Likewise practicing yoga for one-day won’t magically give you its results. You need to remind yourself to include yoga in your daily routine and once that’s done it will definitely be effective in a positive way!