Sleep is a vital physiological phenomenon, and sleep disorders have a significant negative impact on health. Sleep assessment is done both quantitatively and qualitatively. The quantitative component involves determining the duration of sleep, while the qualitative component is evaluated subjectively and is expressed by the depth of sleep and the feeling of rest on waking. Difficulty falling asleep and maintaining sleep affects 15-35% of the adult population. Poor sleep quality has been associated with a number of conditions, including sleep disorders, cardiovascular risk factors, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular morbidity.
Insomnia has become a public health problem. This is the most common type of sleep disorder and is defined as the inability to sleep due to a significant shortening of sleep duration or impaired sleep quality.
Sleep disorders have an increasingly serious negative impact on productivity at work and quality of life. More and more people are involved in accidents (domestic, road, work) with injuries, due to fatigue caused by lack of sleep.
Insomnia can occur as a symptom when it occurs sporadically and for a short period of time or it can be as a disease when the duration of persistence is more than 3 months. Although many people have difficulty falling asleep or maintaining a good state of sleep until morning, even when they are in good condition, very few of them turn to a specialist to determine the causes of their disorders and to receive appropriate treatment.
Bemorepanda collected some interesting facts.
1.Can’t sleep at night
3.My brain during day
Sleep takes place over 5 stages. The first stage, in which sleep is very easy and waking up very fast. At this stage, muscle tone is lost, which can cause spasms (tremors) and at the same time, the transition from wakefulness to sleep is made. It can take between 5 and 10 minutes, being the shortest stage.
The second stage, the one in which the body temperature and the muscular activity begin to decrease, the heart rate slows down and the awareness regarding the external environment disappears. It accounts for about 45% -55% of an adult's total sleep.
Stage number three is the beginning of deep sleep. Waking up is difficult, and if it does, it can be confusing for a few minutes. At the same time, nightmares, somnambulism, parasomnias can occur at this stage.
The fourth stage, similar to the previous one, is characterized by deep sleep, and in this stage there is recharging with physical and mental energy. Without enough sleep at this stage, the body cannot recover
The fifth stage, represented by REM sleep (rapid eye movements), is the stage characterized by the appearance of dreams, rapid eye movements, accelerated breathing rhythm and increased brain activity. It is called the paradoxical sleep stage, because while the brain and other organs of the body show increased activity, the muscles become more and more relaxed. After waking up, at this stage, sleep resumes directly into REM sleep.
6.I am so sleepy
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is manifested by difficulty falling asleep, waking up at night or poor sleep. According to the data, more than 50% of Romanians sleep less than 7-8 hours a night and over 75% suffer from exhaustion. Considered one of the most common modern conditions, left untreated, insomnia can affect the cardiovascular system, decrease the power of concentration and increase the risk of obesity.
On the one hand, most of the time, stress is the main cause of insomnia. On the other hand, several days in a row with insufficient sleep can further increase stress, thus creating a vicious circle.
It is very likely that each of us has experienced, at least once in our lives, the difficulty of falling asleep or waking up, known as insomnia. Although it may seem like a minor problem, the effects of insomnia, especially chronic insomnia, severely affect health.
Depending on its duration, insomnia is of several types:
Transient insomnia - occurs when symptoms last up to three nights. Acute insomnia - also called short-term insomnia, when the symptoms last up to a few weeks; it can be caused by stress, a traumatic event, or changes in sleep habits. Chronic insomnia - called long-term insomnia, which can last for months or sometimes years (it usually appears as a side effect of other health problems, such as medical conditions - arthritis or back pain - psychological problems - depression, anxiety or other mental disorders - or as a result of substance or alcohol abuse).
The treatment for insomnia is complex and requires medical consultation, especially if the insomnia lasts for some time. Doctors are the ones who can recommend cognitive-behavioral therapy, antidepressants (medicines for depression) or anxiolytics (medicines for anxiety).
7.Why I exist
8.How was your night
9.I need to sleep
Doctors may also recommend adopting a healthy lifestyle. And when a clear cause of sleep disorders is not identified, patients may be prescribed medication to help them rest.
It is very important to eat healthy during the day, but especially to pay attention to what we eat in the evening. Rightly so, because diet is very important, it has effects on sleep. We should not, for example, eat spicy, salty foods, we should not eat foods that contain caffeine (chocolate). The basic rule is that we should not eat before going to bed, because if we do, the stomach will be busy digesting instead of resting. The effects could be heartburn.
Insomnia is, without a doubt, a disease of modern people. It is caused by stress, technology, social relationships, problems of all kinds. Human evolution may not be as spectacular as technology, but we have the ability to adapt to all the changes that take place in our lives. Insomnia can not only be treated, but also "educated". Sleep will always be a necessity for a healthy and challenging life.
In addition to sleep hygiene measures, non-pharmacological treatment of insomnia also includes psychotherapy sessions and alternative therapies (acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, natural treatments). In order for the drug treatment of insomnia to have results for a long time, it is beneficial to perform sessions of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, self-hypnosis, relaxation techniques and deep breathing.
For sleep disorders that do not improve by improving sleep hygiene, medical consultation is required.
10.I am going to sleep
11.The last time
12.Look here gang
14.Long time ago
18.Too much thinking
20.The same boat
25.Me all day
26.Trying to sleep
30.Me at 3 am
33.Can’t wake up late
34.Every two minutes
36.Hearing birds at 4 am
37.Choose your variant
38.One picture one word
40.My anxiety and insomnia
41.How your night went
43.Time for bed
44.You got me there
46.That stupid moment
50.I really need this job
Insomnia memes: Funny 30 sleeping jokes and tweets for people who can't sleep
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is manifested by difficulty falling asleep, waking up at night or poor quality sleep. Considered one of the most common modern conditions, left untreated, insomnia can affect the cardiovascular system, decrease the power of concentration and increase the risk of obesity.
Sleep is a vital physiological phenomenon, and sleep disorders have a significant negative impact on health. Sleep assessment is performed both quantitatively and qualitatively. The quantitative component involves determining the duration of sleep, while the qualitative component is evaluated subjectively and is expressed by the depth of sleep and the feeling of rest on waking. Difficulty falling asleep and maintaining sleep affects 15-35% of the adult population. Poor sleep quality has been associated with a number of conditions, with a known link between sleep disorders, cardiovascular risk factors, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular morbidity.
While viewing some funny insomnia memes, you can also read below, important information about insomnia.
1.Move into the forest
3.When you watch your series at night
You feel like you could sleep for weeks. You wake up so tired that it is extremely difficult for you to focus on even the most mundane tasks and you feel more anxious than ever.
How are you sleeping? Do you manage to fall asleep shortly after you go to bed or stay with your eyes hanging on the walls until late?
A few hours of sleep does not necessarily mean that the person suffers from insomnia. A person's sleep schedule varies not only according to age and sex, but also according to the particularities of each individual. However, there are a number of hours of sleep that a person needs to rest, and this is determined by scientific consensus, depending on age. This data is not nailed down, but it helps us get an idea of how much sleep we should have for the body to replenish its energy stores. So:
- adults need 7-9 hours of sleep;
- young people between 12-18 years old need 8-10 hours of sleep;
- children between 2-12 years old need about 9-12 hours of sleep;
- newborns and children up to 2 years of age should sleep around 11-14 hours a day.
4.Insomnia vs headphones
5.Math at night
6.Because you are awake
Insomnia can set in even if a person respects the number of hours of sleep. In this case, it may be a poor quality sleep (with frequent awakenings and difficult sleep).
Primary insomnia is the lack of sleep that sets in as a result of a disordered lifestyle, stress, trauma, family problems. Normally, the condition disappears on its own if we no longer feel stress, if the trauma disappears, if we change our unhealthy lifestyle. Sometimes it can only be about changing the time we go to bed, or following a few rules in the bedroom (no phones next to us, no reading on the tablet before bed, or going to bed at a reasonable time).
8.What was the reason?
9.I need to sleep
Insomnia can exist as a symptom, when it occurs sporadically and for a short period or it can be as a disease, when the duration of persistence is over 3 months. Although many people have difficulty falling asleep or maintaining a good state of sleep until morning, even when they are in good condition, very few of them turn to a specialist to determine the causes of their disorders and receive appropriate treatment.
Factors that influence the quantity and quality of sleep are represented by: light / dark, environmental and social factors (intense physical activity, prolonged rest periods, night shifts, mental trauma, stressful situations, temperature variations, various mental disorders).
The treatment of insomnia is especially important for increasing the patient's quality of life. The return to physiological sleep is progressive, this process being long lasting.
10.My brain at 2 a.m
12.Still can’t fall asleep
14.Never had a sleep problem
16.I use 9gag to sleep
17.Thinking about what?
18.Brain, let me sleep
20.Can’t sleep because i’m thirsty
21.How I sleep
22.Can’t wait to wake up
23.Suffering from insomnia
25.Are you sleeping?
26.Talking buds when you are sleeping
27.Laying in bed
28.When my alarm wakes me up
29.Resting your eyes in the morning
30.Me all night vs when the alarm rings