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What Can Give You Insomnia?

What Can Give You Insomnia?
13 Oct 2016
In the modern times, due to living a hectic, fast-paced and irregular lifestyle, many people suffer from insomnia. If you have trouble in falling asleep, rise way too early in mornings, wake up all of a sudden in the middle of night or feel tired throughout the day, then you are definitely a victim of this common condition. Sometimes, the disorder can last for a single night or a few weeks, while at other times, it may continue for months or years.
 
Insomnia can be triggered by a number of reasons, such as a stress, medical conditions, ailments, disturbances and so on. Let’s have a look at the most common ones:
 
Health Conditions
 
If you have been diagnosed with asthma, heart disease, depression, arthritis pain, restless leg syndrome or cancer, you are more likely to have difficulty in falling asleep.
 
Medications
 
Drugs & medications prescribed for conditions like high blood pressure, depression alleviation, colds and allergies are capable of hampering regular sleep patterns. In case you take them on regular basis, chances are high that you stay up at night.
 
Eating Habits
 
Overeating right before bedtime or ingesting something that is not agreeable to your stomach can also keep you up till late. This is because consuming too much food would cause discomfort when you try to lay down. On the other hand, spicy food can give you heartburn and indigestion.
 
Stress
 
Stress can result from pressure at work front, schoolwork, or even strained relationships. And it is one of the leading causes of insomnia in many people because it ultimately triggers anxiety.
 
Caffeine
 
Drinks and beverages containing caffeine, such as tea, coffee and cold drinks can prevent you from enjoying a good night’s sleep as well, in case you take them in the afternoon on a regular basis.
 
Alcohol & Nicotine
 
If you smoke cigarettes frequently, the stimulant contained in it, nicotine, can give you insomnia too. And though the sedative effects of any type of alcohol helps to fall asleep quickly, it may also lead to sleeping problems in the long run.
In case you are suffering from acute or chronic insomnia, get in touch with Dr. Robert Bradford at Northside Acupuncture. Using the ancient therapies of TCM, he would alleviate your sleeping disorder and provide long-term relief from the disorder.
 
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