8 o’clock in the morning…
I’ve just arrived at the office and I’m exhausted. I don’t feel strong enough to finish the day, and I’m still starting.
Would you like a cup of coffee? My colleague says to me
I couldn’t face the day without caffeine…
I’ve barely slept for four hours and I feel tired, weak and in a bad mood.
And the worst thing is that it shows…
When I was a child, I never slept enough hours.
I considered it a waste of time.
I’ll sleep when I’m dead, I thought…
I would go out partying, arrive late and get up early to go to work.
What I didn’t realise was that this was going to become a habit, which would take its toll on me over the years.
bill me over the years.
And so it did…
Eventually the results of my lifestyle arrived.
Discomfort, tiredness, attention problems, irritability?
All symptoms of poor rest.
Yet I was reluctant to take this seriously.
It must be a bad patch!
But it wasn’t.
My insomnia problem got worse and worse, until it became chronic.
I spent many months tossing and turning in bed, trying to fall asleep.
Until one day I asked myself;
Why is it important to sleep well?
And somewhere I read:
Because if you don’t, you run the risk of a bad life.
You could say that sleep is necessary to live.
So I started to find out more about insomnia.
Why we suffer from it and what we can do to overcome it.
If you’re curious about it, read on…
Maybe you are one of the people who suffer from it.
Stop tossing and turning
Facing your worst nightmare every night…
Tossing and turning in bed and unable to fall asleep…
This is how 35% of the population spends their nights.
Suffering from insomnia.
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that prevents us from falling asleep or staying asleep during the night, even making it difficult for us to sleep.
sleep during the night, even making you feel tired when you wake up.
Any problem can cause you to lose sleep.
You get into bed and you don’t know how, suddenly sleep is gone.
You count sheep, toss and turn, get up for water….
The hours go by and by the time you realise, it’s already dawn.
A good night’s sleep is important to recover from the stress of the day.
It helps us to make better decisions and to be more energetic, more concentrated and happier.
more energetic, more focused and more cheerful.
In addition, with a good rest, we are able to fight diseases such as;
diabetes, obesity, mental health or high blood pressure, among others.
Not getting a good night’s sleep is of little consequence.
But if we do not rest for a period of time, it can lead to lack of concentration, poor performance
concentration, poor performance, irritability?
However, the first thing we need to know is why we are sleeping badly.
Stress, worries, anxiety, illnesses, high temperatures, pain…
All of these can be causes of a “bad night”.
So it is just as important to know what is keeping us awake as it is to find the remedy
to solve it.
Also keep in mind that there are personality traits that can make some people more vulnerable to sleep disorders.
some people more vulnerable to suffer from insomnia than others.
Pessimists, perfectionists, demanding, introverted people may be more likely to suffer from insomnia.
more likely to suffer from insomnia.
How do I know if I am suffering from insomnia?
If you are suffering from insomnia, you are surely going through one of these
– You have difficulty falling asleep
– You wake up several times during the night.
– You wake up too early.
– You feel like you haven’t had a good night’s rest.
– You are in a bad mood
– You can’t concentrate, and you find it hard to pay attention.
This problem lowers our quality of life.
And we find it difficult to carry out any kind of daily activity.
TYPES OF INSOMNIA
There are three types of insomnia, depending on the time of sleep that is most affected.
● Insomnia of conciliation or onset.
This is the most common. It happens when we go to bed and are unable to sleep.
It is usually due to worries or the stress of the day that does not allow us to disconnect (related to kidney energy).
Maintenance insomnia or fragmented sleep. It is said that here it is the liver energy that is unbalanced.
In this case, it is difficult to maintain sleep during the night.
Here the person wakes up several times, and the next morning has the feeling of not having rested.
This is usually related to hormonal problems, and as a consequence can lead to
anxiety disorders or depression.
Late insomnia or early awakening.
This time the problem is that we do not get all the sleep we need to repair our mind-body.
to repair our mind-body.
And so we face a day with a feeling of tiredness and anxiety.
Regardless of the cause of the insomnia, it can be:
Chronic: If it lasts six months or more.
Transient: If it lasts less than one month.
Chronic insomnia is preceded by transient insomnia, which in some cases is caused by illness.
is caused by an illness.
However, in others it is the fear of not being able to sleep, the heat, or a worry that has caused us to lose sleep.
that has caused us to lose sleep.
But as soon as this passes, we rest again.
We have suffered a transitory insomnia.
Recommendations that can help you sleep well
There are different effective natural remedies to combat insomnia, without the need for
Go to bed only when you feel sleepy.
Exercise at least four hours before bedtime.
● Drink a herbal tea
● Take a warm bath
● Eat a light dinner
● Avoid caffeine and alcoholic beverages ● Inhale aromas that you like
● Inhale aromas that are pleasing to you
● Keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature
● Avoid using your mobile phone or tablet
● Go to therapy.
But above all, don’t self-medicate, ever.
In addition to going to your doctor and in case the origin is emotional, it would be a good idea to go to a professional psychologist, but also a naturopath, kinesiologist or acupuncturist could help you with their different perspectives to find the balance to overcome insomnia.