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Many people suffer from short term to long term insomnia but they do not know what to do about it. This short presentation slide can give you an insight into some of the underlying causes of insomnia. Take this quiz and overcome insomnia-


1. CAN YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT?VISIT HTTP://INSOMNIASLEEPAID.BLOGSPOT.COM FOR FURTHER READINGS 1 2. WHAT IS SLEEP?During sleep, our senses are totally disengaged andwe are temporarily unresponsive to our environment.Sleep is important to health, and lack of sleep canlead to problems with our immunity, heart andcirculatory system, hormone secretion and more.Poor quality or insufficient sleep can lead toimpairment of daytime functioning, excessive daytimesleepiness and progressive memory loss. 2 3. HOW MUCH SLEEP DO WE NEED? Teens and preteens (12 to 18 years) require an average of 8.5-10 hours Adults would need 7.5-9 hours of sleep. Most adults actually sleep between 6-8 hours a day and they are often deprived of sleep. 3 4. WHAT IS INSOMNIA?Insomnia is a symptom which defines inadequate or poorquality sleep which could be due to: Difficulty in falling asleep Difficulty in staying asleep Waking up too early in the morning and unable to getback to sleep Un-refreshing sleep 4 5. WHAT IS INSOMNIA? Insomnia increases with age and is more common in women. People over 65 years of age generally have approximately 1.5 times higher rates of sleep difficulty compared with adults below the age of 65. The duration of symptoms can be classified into transient, short-term or chronic. 5 6. WHAT CAUSES INSOMNIA? Stress and anxiety Poor lifestyle habit Excessive snoring Chronic illness e.g diabetes Ageing Menopause 6 7. PROBLEMS INSOMNIA MAY CAUSE Sleep disorders and insomnia can result in accidents at work and on the road because it reduces your concentration level resulting in poor alertness and slow response. Many people with ongoing insomnia problems become depressed or generally agitated. Insomnia can also worsen an underlying medical condition. 7 8. SLEEP DEPRIVATION CAN LEAD TO TYPE 2 DIABETES 8 9. SLEEP DEPRIVATION CAN LEAD TO TYPE 2 DIABETES One of the crucial factors which can lead to diabetes is poor sleep. Lack of sleep also reduces the release of appetite controlling chemicals in our body. This causes obesity and paves path for type2 diabetes. Sleeping less than six hours each weeknight makes you four-and-a-half times more likely to develop pre-diabetes, according to a study presented at a recent American Heart Association conference. 9 10. CAN INSOMNIA BE TREATED? Treated with short term use of sedative medications which are prescription, non-prescription Over-the-counter sleep aids Sleep routines and diet Alternative therapies eg. Magnetic Therapy Stress management 10 11. TAKING SLEEPING PILLS? 11 12. BAD MEDICINE- MORE CASES OF ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS, DATED 11TH OCTOBER 2011 It has been reported that "more patients are reporting bad side effects from taking medicine and health products. " The spike has been particularly sharp in recent years and reports have been filed with the Health Science Authority (HSA). Adverse reactions to drugs vary, ranging from minor skin allergies to life threatening heart abnormalities to hallucinations. 12 13. Depending on the seriousness of the condition, doctors will prescribe drugs for the treatment of insomnia. All insomnia medications should be taken shortly before bed. Medications should be used in combination with good sleep practices. However, these drugs may cause you to feel sleepy during the day and can also cause dependence, meaning you may always need the drug to sleep. 13 14. CUT DOWN ON YOUR SALT FOR BETTER SLEEP! 14 15. CUT DOWN ON YOUR SALT FOR BETTER SLEEP! A low salt diet may improve conditions such as anxiety, irritability, depression, fatigue and migraine headache the findings of an investigation of a low salt diet for insomnia and tension states was published in the Journal of the American Association in 1945 (1). 15 16. GOOD SLEEP ROUTINES Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol late in the day Eat the last meal of the day at least 2 hours before bedtime Cut down or avoid fluids at least one hour before bedtime Engage in exercise but avoid vigorous activity too close to bedtime Dont watch television in bed Relax your mind before bedtime Create a bedroom environment that enhances sleep 16 17. Q&AHTTP://INSOMNIASLEEPAID.BLOGSPOT.COM 17


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