Insomnia happens when the brain stays awake leaving the body unable to rest and these habits make them worse!
People with insomnia are unable to sleep, they rarely get enough or restful sleep so they usually never wake up refreshed. This can become chronic over time.
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It's a common type of sleep disorder that can be managed and cured but most times lifestyle habits and a few slips are actual reasons insomnia occur and if they are properly managed it may soon be replaced with a restful night.
Gadgets from mobile phones, Ipad, laptop/computers etc held especially late in bed are known causes of insomnia! Studies revealed smartphone users are exposed to radiation that makes falling asleep difficult as well as disrupt sleep patterns enough to disallow deep sleep.
2. Over thinking (especially before going to bed)
When thoughts are actively going through the brain, trying to process work for the next day etc the brain stays fully awake and alert making the body unable to 'go to sleep' or get a restful sleep.
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(Over) dependence on caffeine is a major cause of insomnia. Caffeine contains stimulants that leaves the body awake (temporarily)constantly creating a surge of energy even when the body needs to take a break and when it's taken continuously, it messes with the entire system.
4. Irregular sleeping pattern
Not having a sleeping pattern contributes largely to insomnia. When the body doesn't have a 'habitual' sleep and wake up time, the result could be inability to sleep instead adopt a sleeping pattern that helps the body get a goodnight rest often.
5. Depression and Anxiety
People with depression and anxiety also suffer from insomnia. Tension, worrying excessively and over sensitivity can get in the way of good sleep.