SLEEP! Seems like such an easy and mundane act right? WRONG! For many people out there the task of simply getting some shut eye can be near impossible. Sleep deprivation is defined as partial or complete lack of sleep and can be both voluntary or involuntary. Either way it takes a toll on a person’s mood, behavior and personality as a whole.
Just imagine coming home from an exhausting day at work to not be able to rejuvenate yourself with an afternoon nap, not being able to let go of all the stresses of the day and just escape into the world of dreams. The importance of sleep can be judged by the fact that Thomas Dekker, a renowned dramatist, also spoke on this specific topic by stating
“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”
Nowadays as is the case with many other illnesses, sleep disorders are also on the rise. In the past insomnia and other similar disorders were a rarity but as time progressed and burdens increased, they became a common occurrence. Some of the more severe causes of insomnia can be any type of of severe psychological trauma. Anxiety as a whole can also adversely affect a person’s sleep schedule. Use of medicinal drugs especially stimulants can result in reduced sleep too.
Like everything else in this world, there is a way to cure this specific problem or if not cure, to at least reduce it to the extent that functioning in daily life isn’t no longer torturesome. Start with fixing those habits that disrupt sleep. This includes limiting your caffeine or nicotine intake. Noise and bright light is an even bigger nuisance if you are trying to sleep peacefully so make sure that your bed room is as dark and noiseless as possible. Use of mobile phones, laptops or any electronic gadget in that regard is a good night’s sleep’s biggest enemy so make sure to turn off all your devices an hour before you plan on going to bed.
The most important thing on your road to recovery is having a positive outlook on things! Look at the glass as half full rather than half empty. Be happy on the fact that you have fulfilled the smaller goals you set for that day. Do not have unrealistic expectations either and take it step by step.
Remember that there are people out there who are just waiting for you to ask for their help. Don’t keep all of your problems and struggles bottled in. If you are feeling weary and tired, express yourself! Talk about whatever is adding to your worries! This will help lower down your stress levels and will make it easier for you to sleep soundly!
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