Lately, we start to forget what healthy sleep is. This is due to various factors that can be associated with both mental stress that we have to experience on a daily basis, and with physical or external discomfort. Proper healthy sleep depends on our diet, daily routine and health status. Lack of sleep can lead to very undesirable consequences, which often result in various diseases, many of which can be chronic in nature.
The time allotted for sleep, people prefer to devote to others, as it seems to them, more important matters. For example, among young people, such activities may be going to nightclubs, where amateurs of entertainment can stay until the morning. The students suffer from insomnia due to the beginning of the session. And few people think about the consequences that come from lack of sleep.
Almost everyone is familiar with such a condition as insomnia. Spending the whole night, tossing and turning in bed, we by any means try to catch up with sleep and try to fall asleep. But this does not always work out, due to various factors that influence us. Let’s try to consider some of these “unpleasant” factors.
First of all, an unpleasant noise should be noted. It is not natural for a person to fall asleep instantly. Sleep comes gradually. Initially, we fall into a slow nap, which then develops into a full sleep. However, any annoying extraneous noises can interfere with proper sleep. It can be someone’s conversation coming from the street or from another room, the noise of cars, shouts, and so on. Such noises often break through our drowsiness, forcing us to constantly wake up and not allowing us to fully sleep.
Light also affects our sleep. It is common for a person to want to sleep exactly when complete darkness comes around. The internal clock tells us that we should fall asleep at sunset and wake up at dawn. Even closed eyelids are not an obstacle for our body, which knows exactly when night falls and when morning comes. If the usual routine is disrupted, and we cannot sleep all night and until the morning, the body begins to react to this, giving signals that we need to sleep urgently so that we can recuperate.
The ambient temperature is also an important factor. There is a difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures in the human body. This difference is about half a degree . Our body gets a little colder at night than during the day. Disruption to the temperature in a room can greatly affect our sleep, disrupting the usual temperature and affecting our biorhythms. Sleep immediately begins to disappear.
Many people like to have a cup of coffee or something to eat before going to bed. It also negatively affects our sleep. Caffeine makes a person feel more alert, and food produces a substance called tyramine. This substance acts as a kind of stimulant for our brain.
Naturally, one should not overlook such an important detail as our thoughts. Various problems and stressful situations that accumulate throughout the day can adversely affect the quality of sleep. Before going to bed, it is advisable to distract yourself from all the problems and fuss by doing something relaxing, such as reading an interesting book, or watching a good movie.
Lack of sleep can make a person distracted, irritable. Our performance drops dramatically if we wake up completely awake in the morning. Therefore, try to follow the regime and sleep at least 8 hours a day, which is the optimal amount of time, which is enough for your body to have time to rest.
Watch your health and good sleep!