Myths and Facts About Insomnia
Insomnia affects the lives of many people. Too many rumors about the symptoms and the solution of this problem are circulating by mouth. I’ve made a list of what you believe in, which one to stay away from.
1. Drinking a Toast Can Help You – Myth
Insomnia (chronic discomfort in sleep or drowsiness) can help you to get a good night’s sleep. Are you thinking to relax with a drink before bed? Think again. This myth is still valid, because alcohol really helps you fall asleep. But alcohol drifts through your body, causing an uncomfortable, restful sleep or early awakening.
2. Insomnia Is Absolutely Psychological – Myth
It is true that psychological factors may cause insomnia. As a matter of fact, stress is the main cause of inability to sleep. But stress is not the only trigger of insomnia. Many things can cause insomnia: disease, side effects of drugs, chronic pain, restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea.
3. Exercises Helps Your Sleep – TRUE
Regular exercise can be useful for a better sleep – if you don’t do it too late. Heavy exercises can make you more alert. It also raises your body temperature and stays warm for up to 6 hours. Avoid sports near your bedtime. Stop exercising 2-3 hours before bedtime.
4. The Screen Helps You Go to Sleep – Myth
Before you go to bed to read something on the computer or watching television may sound appealing but actually both can warn you. Light and sound can reduce the level of the hormone melatonin secreted in the brain. Many studies suggest that melatonin shortens sleep time. You need some voice to fall asleep. Try listening to relaxing music on the radio.
5. Sleep Pills are Risk-Free – Myth
It is true that today’s sleeping pills are safer and more effective than before. But all drugs carry potential risks, especially the tendency to create addictions. Talk to your doctor strictly before using sleeping pills. Some sleeping pills can temporarily relieve insomnia symptoms but do not treat insomnia. Trying to solve the underlying health problems and improve the sleep environment will be the best approach to insomnia.
6. You can make up for lost sleep – Myth
It is not possible to catch all the sleep you have lost. Sleeping for just 2 or 3 days for a week can disrupt your natural body clock. This hitch can make it difficult for you to fall asleep next time. The only way to catch lost sleep is to return to a regular sleep pattern.
7. Snooze Effects of Insomnia – Myth
The help of snooze is often variable. For some people, a 10-20 minutes snooze is enough. But for many people suffering from insomnia, a late afternoon sleep makes the brain more difficult to sleep.
8. You Will Learn Little Needing to Sleep – Myth
Believing in this mite brings with them serious problems. Everyone was born with a certain need for sleep. Many adults need at least 7 hours of sleep. You can learn to live with less sleep, but you cannot train your body to require less sleep. If you don’t sleep well enough, you may have problems in giving attention and
remembering. Being chronically tired may degrade work performance and invite accidents.
9. Get Out of bed if You Can’t Sleep – TRUE
Do you turn over in the bed for more than half an hour? Getting up and listening to a relaxing music or reading a book is a sensible move. A quiet activity will make you feel relaxed and comforting. Staying in bed may irritate you and open your sleep well. In the long run, you can associate the bed with vigilance, not rest.
10. You Can Train Yourself to Sleep – TRUE
You can strengthen the connection between your body and sleep with relaxing behaviors and behaviors. The key thing is, of course, continuity and consistency. Read it for an hour before going to bed or take a warm shower. Perhaps meditating or dreaming helps you fall asleep. Find the thing that best suits you and make these rituals a regular part of preparing to go to bed.
11. Spontaneous Sleep Problems – Myth
Don’t expect to be spontaneous until you find what causes insomnia (stress, drugs, disease, or any other problem). If you have problems sleeping or if you feel tired after a night’s sleep, you may have a sleep disorder. It’s time to go to the doctor.