Why Can’t I Sleep

August 9, 2012 0 Comments

By Ralph Goldsmith

Sleeplessness and Insomnia are really the same thing and describe a problem in sleeping at all, or at least problems in sleeping propoerly

The majority of people will experience some kind of issues with sleeping at some point in their lives.

This type of problem may start suddenly, persist for a few days and then vanish just as suddenly.

Or, the problem may build over a period of time, with the amount of sleeplessness and general problems sleeping increasing gradually.

In some cases there is an obvious cause for the problem, stress or nervousness, illness, or even environmental factors.

In other cases there is no obvious clue as to the cause.

Sleeplessness may present itself as a symptom of a problem, on the other hand it may actually be a sign of something completely different.

If the problem is short lived then it probably won’t have much of an impact on your life and you can pretty much ignore it

But, if the problem persists for long periods of time, or if the loss of sleep is bad enough, then it can have a significant impact on the sufferers life.

Are you having problems sleeping? Maybe your problem is that you can’t get to sleep at night, or perhaps you wake up much to early. Or maybe you suffer periods of wakefulness throughout the night.

Insomnia that is really severe and/or last for a long time, can make you feel very tired indeed. Concentrating may become difficult. Even basic tasks can be hard to complete.

Your ability to make sound judgements can be adversely impacted, as can the speed of your reactions, and this can be dangerous if you are operating machinery or even just driving a car.

Even the basic faculties that you use every day, such as simple math, or spelling, can be massively reduced. If this results in you making lots of mistakes at work then it can have a serous impact on your career.

You may find it difficult to remember things, forgetting your partners birthday, or an anniversary, can be harmful to your relationships.

In extreme cases this can even cause a change in your personality. Losing patience with other people, even losing your temper, can result from being tired all of the time.

And the impacts can be physical as well.

When you don’t sleep properly for a long time then your metabolism can be negatively impacted. Your resistance to infections, colds, flue, allergies etc can be reduced. You may find an increase in your stress levels, with effects on your blood pressure, heart health and more.

of course the majority of people that experience sleeplessness will never have to deal with these worst case scenarios.

It may be that all you need to do is make some small changes, often really simple ones, and you will find that your sleep patterns return to normal.

You might just need to change what and when you eat and drink, or adjust the time that you go to bed.

Many insomniacs feel that no one else really understands what they are going through, and even worse, that no one really cares.

Take heart. You are certainly not on your own in this. there are ways to beat insomnia no matter what is causing it.

Find out more about different types of insomnia and how to cure them at http://what-is-insomnia.net/types-of-insomnia/

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