Get Some Sleep!
Insomnia is the world’s most common sleep disorder, and it’s getting worse. Over 20% of adults now struggle to get to sleep - nearly double over the past decade!
Being awake all night, every night is devastating for your health.
Refresh your sleeping patterns with simple strategies to improve the quality and duration of your slumber.
What is Insomnia?
Insomnia means “without sleep.” The deprivation can last a few nights and resolve itself, or last for months or years, debilitating your long-term health.
Difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep
Disturbed sleep or feel like you’ve not slept
Waking up too early and unable to get back to sleep
During the daytime, insomniacs suffer from fatigue, low energy, difficulty focusing, reduced strength, and coordination problems. Insomniacs also have an increased risk of depression and anxiety because the body and mind wear out due to the lack of rejuvenation and replenishment time.
We need sleep to maintain health, it’s not optional. If you’re not getting enough sleep then your self-healing will be compromised.
Up All Night
At bedtime, insomniacs often get anxious about not being able to sleep, making the problem even worse. The stress hormones divert blood and oxygen away from the neocortex (rational thinking brain) towards the more instinctive regions that manage our survival responses.
The survival stress response will not allow the body to fall asleep peacefully. Muscles remain rigid and the mind is hyper-vigilant, nervously looking out for potential problems. The stressed brain state looks for things to worry about and keeps you awake at night!
Hormones of the stress response increase heart rate and blood pressure and over-stimulate the brain, making sleep virtually impossible. Calming the body physically is critical to sleep.
When insomniacs do finally get to sleep, the stress hormones have burned through the brain’s energy supply. This makes insomniacs wake up feeling tired and unrested, perpetuating a vicious cycle of sleeplessness.
Causes of Insomnia
Dr. Sebi taught us that the brain needs oxygen to sleep. Inflammation and mucus restrict the flow of oxygen, adding to the biological stress making the brain hyper-vigilant. and sleep difficult.
Poor sleep habits increase the risk of insomnia and make the cycle of sleep deprivation harder to resolve:
Going to bed or waking up at very different times
Staying up or waking up excessively late
Using a smartphone, laptop, or other devices in bed
Overstimulation before bed (video games, movies)
Eating less than 2 hours before going to bed
Excessive light, blue-light, or noisy bedroom
A room temperature that’s too hot or cold
Working night shift or irregular shift work
This post was written by: Barry Nembhard
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