March 6th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized
Sleep issues can come at any time and we sometimes don’t understand the effects sleep depravity can have on our health. Issues with sleep can occur for many reasons such as poor dieting, electronic usage, poor exercise, mental health, and more. Sleep deprivation, although difficult to deal with in itself, is at times, just a symptom of a different problem. To avoid sleepless nights consider these next few points for yourself or a senior in your life.
Sleep deprivation manifests itself in different ways. Although a sign of sleep problems, it isn’t always the toss and turning that comes with attempting to fall asleep. One way sleep deprivation can occur is waking up multiple times in the middle of the night. When this happens your body is unable to enter REM sleep and get the rest it needs, leaving you feeling drowsy or drained of energy. Another sign is waking up far too early and being unable to fall back asleep. All of these processes have the same result and stem from the 3 key signs.
- Emotional Changes
- Consistent Tiredness
- Inconsistent Sleep Patterns
If any of these 3 signs are consistently occurring, you may be suffering from sleep deprivation.
Treating Insomnia Naturally
As we previously stated, sleep deprivation can come from many sources. You’ll need to identify the source of sleep deprivation. Perhaps it’s stress from a heavy work schedule or difficult home life. It could also be a diet that is too heavy in sugars or fats. It could be heavy electronic use before bed, something that studies have shown activate the mind in a way that makes sleeping difficult. One possibility is an inconsistent sleep schedule that interrupts your circadian rhythm, your body’s natural internal clock. This internal clock tells you when you should be tired and when you should be wakeful. With an inconsistent sleep schedule, these internal systems can never properly organize. To help with treatment, identify the individual needs of yourself, or the senior in your life, to help get treated for sleep deprivation. For the most accurate analysis, consider contacting your doctor who can assist you with referrals to a specialist.
It can be difficult to identify whether you or a senior in your life truly has insomnia. That’s why Loved Ones expertly trained staff is here to assist with day to day living. Contact Loved Ones for your home care needs today.