Sleep Disorders? A Change in Lifestyle can Help!

With the advent of technology, there is hardly anyone who can stay away from their phones for long hours, whether for business, work or entertainment or because of worry, eventually, what we are doing is killing our sleep. Learn to regulate your sleep with this article.

The era of full-time businesses and long working hours at office and home, makes us tired.  We enter a state where our machinery stops working coherently. We don’t think about the root cause. We feel like we’re pressed for time and there is not enough time in the day. We think we always are running out of time for everything! Lack of sleep builds up on your system and hijacks your metabolism causing serious malfunctions in your system.

If you have occasional trouble sleeping or you are living with a sleep disorder, you can get quality sleep and learn to better manage your condition.

In this article, you will find how sleep disorder can affect your overall health.

A sleep disorder can affect your overall health, safety and quality of life. It can affect your ability to drive safely and increase your risk of management, thinking capacity and other health problems.

If we are talking about sleeping disorder or signs and symptoms of sleep disorder, they include excessive daytime sleepiness, irregular breathing or increased movement during sleep.

  • Insomnia, in which you feel difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night.
  • Sleep apnea, in which you experience abnormal patterns in breathing while you are asleep. There are several types of sleep apnea.
  • Restless legs syndrome, a type of sleep movement disorder, restless legs syndrome, also called willis ekbom disease, causes an uncomfortable sensation and urge to move the legs while you try to fall asleep.
  • Narcolepsy, a condition characterized by extreme sleepiness during the day and falling asleep suddenly during the night.

 

What are the symptoms of sleep disorders?

Symptoms differ depending on the severity and type of sleeping disorder. They may also vary when sleep disorders are a result of another condition.

Symptoms of sleep disorders include.

  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Strong urge to take naps during the day
  • Unusual breathing patterns
  • Unusual or unpleasant urges to move while falling asleep
  • Unusual movement or the experience while asleep
  • Lack of concentration
  • Weight gain
  • Depression

 

Effect of exercise and nutrition on sleep

  • Don’t eat late at night: Be assured to give your body time to digest after eating. Try to have dinner earlier in the evening.
  • Avoid Caffeine: Big no for coffee, energy drinks, and soda, try to avoid them.
  • Move your body: Schedule your day with exercise to improve your sleep. While any movement during the day time is good. Try to avoid working out too close to bedtime.
  • Get some outdoor exposure: Try exercising, as exposure of natural light during the day can help keep your body in sync with its natural sleep.
  • Eat clean: Throughout the day, make a habit of eating healthy food and have lots of water.
  • Stay active: Throughout the day, stay active and choose physical activity over sedentary work wherever you can so that in the end of the day, your body feels the need to rest properly and hence, you shall sleep on time.

Sleep disorder may not be deadly, but it affects your quality of life so often and so severely that they can disrupt your thinking, weight, work performance, mental health and your general physical health.

If you are struggling with your sleep or facing sleeping disorder, don’t hesitate to see a doctor. Your health, and therefore your quality of life, depends on good sleep. Try good sleep regimen and follow your healthcare provider’s instructions religiously.

About The Author

Shweta Tomar

Shweta is a travelogue writer, a blogger and a content creator by passion. She loves making people experience her content, the way she does. She is a graduate in mass communic.... Read More..

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