Friday, 10 August 2007

Insomnia

I was surfin this morning and found an interesting article about insomnia. Sometimes, it is difficult for me to sleep. The other night, I went in bed at around 12 midnight but I guess I fall asleep at around 4 o'clock in the morning and woke up at 7:30 or 8 in the morning. This is one of the reasons why I was surfing on internet and searched for insomnia. I am a very observant woman on my own body. Believe it or not, everyday, I always check my weight before taking my shower. But anyways, here's what I found about Insomnia:

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is too little or poor-quality sleep caused by one or more of the following:
1. Trouble falling asleep
2. Waking up a lot during the night with trouble returning to sleep
3. Waking up too early in the morning
4.Having un-refreshing sleep (not feeling well rested), even after sleeping 7 to 8 hours at night

Insomnia can cause problems during the day, such as excessive sleepiness, fatigue, trouble thinking clearly or staying focused, or feeling depressed or irritable. It is not defined by the number of hours you sleep every night. Although the amount of sleep a person needs varies, most people need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep a night.

Do women suffer from insomnia more than men?


Women are twice as likely to suffer from insomnia than men. Some research suggests that certain social factors, such as being unemployed or divorced, are related to poor sleep and increase the risk of insomnia in women. Also, insomnia tends to increase with age.

Sometimes perimenopausal (the time leading up to menopause) women have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep; hot flashes and night sweats often can disturb sleep. Pregnancy also can affect how well a woman sleeps.

Ideas to be able to sleep better:


1. Try to go to sleep at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning. Do not take naps after 3 p.m. Opps, did I read it right? I love to take naps in the afternoon grrr
2. Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol late in the day or at night.
3. Get regular exercise. Exercise during the day--make sure you exercise at least 5 to 6 hours before bedtime.
4. Make sure you eat dinner at least 2 to 3 hours before bedtime.
5. Keep your bedroom dark, quiet, and cool. If light is a problem, try a sleeping mask. If noise is a problem, try earplugs, a fan, or a "white noise" machine to cover up the sounds.
6. Follow a routine to help relax and wind down before sleep, such as reading a book, listening to music, or taking a bath.
7. If you can't fall asleep within 20 minutes or don't feel drowsy, get up and read or do something that is not too active until you feel sleepy. Then try going back to bed.
8. If you lay awake worrying about things, try making a to-do list before you go to bed.
9. Use your bed only for sleep and sex. Oppppps, hehehe no comment...For Adults only Here!!!

5 comments:

marie said...

I love your new header, that's my dream place, PAris! Oist tinag kita.

Francine said...

te marie, assignment done. namiss ko tong tagging

LOTUS BLOSSOM said...

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LOTUS BLOSSOM said...

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Francine said...

kc thanks for adding me in your page. nice name you have.artistahin ;-)