Tuesday, September 12, 2017

SLEEP DEPRIVATION: SIGNS AND CONSEQUENCES — 10 Signs You Need More Sleep

Like food, water, and air , having a sound sleep is also equally important for mind and body to rejuvenate itself and to work properly.  Many people take the blessing of sleep for granted however there is a range of problems and even diseases that can be caused by sleep deprivation. There are certain sleep disorders that can lead to sleep deprivation.

  • Insomnia
  • Sleep apnea
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Parasomnia

In today’s fast paced life style people often get deprived of adequate amount of sleep without knowing it and this problem is leading to many other crisis and troubles in their lives therefore it is necessary for everyone to know some common symptoms that shows that you need more sleep.


Signs that you might actually be sleep deprived


  • When you awake at even the slightest noise at night and find it difficult to fall asleep again
  • When you awake ahead of your usual rising time in the morning
  • If you are feeling sleepy throughout the day or falling asleep on inappropriate times or when even a nap make you to fall asleep
  • Throughout the day you feel that you haven’t rested well even after spending 7 to 8 hours in bed
  • If your partner complains that you make loud snoring and choking sounds during sleep
  •  If your partner notices that your breathing stops momentarily during sleep
  •  When you get tickly feeling in your lower limbs specially when you are trying to sleep, to be sure that this creeping and ticklish feelings are caused by sleep disorder, massage your leg and this uncomfortable feeling will go away
  • If you or your partner notice that your limbs twitch during sleep
  •  When you start to rely heavily on different nerve stimulants (caffeine, nicotine) to stay awake throughout the day
  •  When you experience dreamlike visions while falling asleep


Consequences of Sleep Deprivation
Apart from feeling uncomfortable generally, there are some serious consequences of a sleep loss.  Loss of sleep can cause obesity in adults and children and we all know that obesity itself is a root of many diseases.  Sleep deprivation can also lead to complications and problems of cardiovascular system. For instance, getting inadequate sleep can make you a patient of chronic hypertension. People who are more in the line of risk for diabetes can develop more severe diabetic problems due to sleep deprivation. Apart from physical diseases, lack of sleep can also lead to some psychological diseases as well. There are some features of anxiety and major depressive order that are associated with sleep deprivation.

What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is a very tricky sleep disorder because the affected person falls asleep apparently but the quality of sleep gets so poor that the affect of this sleep disorder are same as of lack of sleep. In sleep Apnea, the person experience irregular pauses in breathing and that often make person to go back to light sleep from deep sleep. Sleep Apnea is usually indicated by sounds of choking and snoring.  
If you or your loved has been chronically having sleep related problems, you should immediately take a step back and evaluate the factors that are causing it. If you are unable to make changes in lifestyle and day-to-day habits to get better sleep on your on, you should seek help immediately.

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Sources

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK19961/

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DR. JESSE A. STOFF is an internationally renowned physician with extensive credentials in clinical immunology and holistic medicine. A graduate of New York Medical College, he pursued extensive post-doctoral training including a fellow- ship at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital in LondonEngland. He has authored/co-authored countless articles and 8 books including co-authoring the bestseller "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Hidden Epidemic" and The Prostate Miracle.

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