Getting Acquainted With Sleep And Disease

As we have been told time and time again, sleep is essential to the overall well being and quality of life. Each of us is required to have at least 8 hours of regular sleep everyday. It sounds difficult for some but it is a necessity! True enough, each one of us has had some minor problems in achieving a complete sleep at some time or another. What is important, however, is that we do not wait for this minor sleeping problem to lead to more headaches in the future.

Sleep and sleep related problems play a big role in some major human disorders and can even lead to certain diseases. A certain malfunction in the body may oftentimes be brought on by not sleeping properly. That, in itself can be pretty alarming. Just like the changes in our hormones, our heart rate during the night time and during the early morning can eventually affect us in terms of a stroke or a serious case of asthma. Asthma can then make it more difficult to get a sound sleep which can then snowball into even bigger problems. Also, seizures in epileptic people can be triggered by sleep deprivation. These problems are only some of the complications that can result.

Sleep deprivation is a serious disorder in which a person has insufficient sleep that is brought on by frequent awakenings in the night. This can be caused by many different physical conditions such as a physical injury or simply the ongoing need to urinate, as in the case of those with kidney disorders. It can also be attributed to hormonal changes as we age. This can add up to one’s impairment and cause confusion, frustration and depression. It can even pile up and lead to severe physical disorders such as a serious case of the flu or even pneumonia. Sleep deprivation must be detected early on to avoid these further complications and potential diseases.

If you are having difficulty waking up in the morning, easily falling asleep during quite times of the day, you might want to consider the possibility of a problem. Furthermore, if you are spending more time sleeping during weekends and getting easily frustrated, you might just be experiencing all the signs of sleep deprivation. As soon as you are able to detect these problems, get out there and do something about it! This is important because, when this worsens, this could eventually lead to such extremes as a psychotic state of paranoia or even hallucinations. These can then turn to agitation and hyperactivity.

A person who lacks sleep tends to get irritated easily and this causes them to have difficulty in finishing a task. They may also have trouble concentrating and making decisions so that they become lousy at their tasks most of the time! It is simply a fact that those who experience problems in their sleep also experience confusion, frustration and depression. If these are not remedied soon, they might just add up to more complicated impairments.

It’s best to maintain a healthy level of sleep and to compensate any lack of sleep with some extra sleep the next night. There will simply be times that it is difficult to sleep but the important thing is not to let this overrun our lives. Mind over matter! If you think you can, then it’s definitely possible!

Source by Gary M. Miller

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