It Never Sleeps Insomnia and the Voices in Your Head Psych2Go
It is one of the most common, yetalso, one of the most perplexing sleep disorders that exists. Insomnia. At any given time, it canaffect around ten percent of the world's population, causingcountless hours of lost sleep and wakeful anguish. But, why does ithappen, and how does one overcome ité Stay tuned to find out. Naturally, we fall asleep at night.It is how the human body reacts to exhaustion, and it is a part of theinnate biological rhythm which our
species has maintained forthousands of years. Yet, more than 30 million Americanssuffer from at least a mild form of insomnia, that causes them to havedifficulty falling asleep when they want to, and which subsequentlyleads to the suffering of fatigue and drowsiness during the daytime. And during their nights, sufferersof insomnia experience a whole other set of troubles and pains,which add to their woes. What time is it right nowé
Quite often, during the late hoursof the night, an insomniac's mind will race with activity. Tomorrow's gonna be a big day.Better get some sleep. Why do I feel like I'm forgettingsomethingé Ugh. It's too quiet in here. I canhear myself breath. And, inconveniently enough, many oftheir thoughts will be the ones that induce the most anxiety,depression, and stress; making it quite a challenge for theindividual to find any relaxation
right before bed. This is ridiculous. There may be a variety of differentreasons which cause these thoughts to become so prominent at night,but once they begin, they become very difficult for insomniacs tosuppress. And, to make matters worse, somesufferers will also experience irritability, discomfort, or evenpain, after lying awake in bed for a while.
Many who experience persistentinsomnia crave for regular sleep schedules, and the capacity to fallasleep comfortably and to wake up refreshed, but falling into suchroutines without relying on the use of sleeping pills or other types ofdrugs can be a tenacious problem that each individual must oftenfind their own unique solution to. For instance, distractions such astelevision. . books, or computers, couldpotentially stimulate the mind and keep an individual awake for muchlonger than they desire, or
conversely, they could actuallydistract the mind for just long enough from all the thoughts thatare keeping the individual awake. It really depends on the person. The key is to figure out what worksfor you, and the best way to do that is to experiment. If yousuffer from insomnia, finding out what triggers your brain to sendthe signals to the rest of your body to nod off is the key toovercoming this disorder. For some, getting out of bed to dosomething relaxing, such as
Insomnia And Sleep Disturbances
Hi, this is Justin here.And today's talk is on sleep issues. I think everyone knows someone that has asleep problem, maybe you do yourself. Sleep issues are very very common and sleepis very important because most of your growth hormone output actually occurs between 10pm and 2 am. So we really wanna make sure we're gettingto bed on time and getting high quality sleep. So when we go to sleep, we actually go intofour faces a deep sleep so we start off we start of at Phase 1.And as we get into deeper, Phase 2. Then we hit Phase 3 and Phase 4, which weconsider RIM sleep and this is where a lot
of the restoration occurs.So we wanna make sure we're getting all phases of sleep.So, essentially, we go through Phase 1, to 2, to 3, to 4 and then we go back out to 4,to 3, to 2, to 1. So we want to make sure we hit all phasesso that we can get optimal growth hormone output and this is gonna to help us restoreour mindour bodyour muscles, so we can be ready the next day,There are common sleep aids out there, on the pharmaceutical side like Ambien and Lunesta,and these may help us sleep but one of the big side effects of these medication is thatyou don't feel rested when you wake up.
And the reason why that happens is becausewe only get into Phase 1, Phase 2 sleep. We don't really get into the deeper Phase3 and Phase 4 sleep cycles, so our sleep isn't as restorative, we aren't able to restoreour nuerochemicals and, our body and our growth hormone levels, optimally, so we don'tfeel as good in the morning. So, why is thatéSome of the common factors as to why we can't get to sleep is that we just have too muchenergy before we get to sleep. We maybe have, our cortisol levels are toohigh or we have too much anxiety. So, what's driving thatéWell the first things' first is our sleep
environment.Is our temperature righté I like 65 to 69 degrees fahrenheit for a temperaturein the bedroom. This is very important, so we don't wake upsweating. If you are waking up sweating, sometimes it'shelpful to wear socks or to wear more clothes because some people overheat because theyactually aren't wearing enough clothes. Their body starts increasing their body temperatureand then their body overshoots and then you start sweating.If the temperature is correct in the room and you're not wearing too many blankets,then try to put on some additional clothes
that may help your body regulate its temperaturebetter. And next there's light, if we're having lightsin the room, alarm clocks, a night light on, maybe being exposed to too much TVtabletor laptop in bed. The lights are going to stimulate, essentially,cortisol and cortisol is on a sea saw of melatonin, so cortisol raises melatonin drops.And melatonin is that hormone allows us to sleep a lot and deeply.So, again, all lot of the solutions don't resolve around just taking melatonin.We wanna do a lot of things on our lifestyle side that will allow us to, essentially, torelax and decrease cortisol and increase melatonin
naturally.So, the sleep stuff like the lights, decreasing TV right before bed, decreasing our laptopuse, making sure our curtains are really dark outside and keep outside light out, keepingalarms clock lights down, keeping the cellphones away from the bed.All other light, just keeping it totally out of the room so that it's pitch black.And make sure that you put your cellphone on airplane mode so that we don't have thatEMF floating around the room, which can help keep us up as well.So what can you do on the supplemental sideé Well, there are some amino acids that canhelp lower the cortisol.