How many of you is sleep deprived? Well, half of the Indian population is. If you are suffering from any sleep disorder, feel normal because it is happening to other people as well. But, if you are here to find the reason behind your sleep disorder, read on.
According to the University of Exeter and research carried out by researchers of Massachusets General Hospital, the actual reason behind your sleep disorder could be related to genetics. So you can actually blame your genetic code if you can not sleep properly. The genetic code defines your quality and quantity of sleep. The team found out a special gene called PDE11A. This gene affects the quality of sleep and also the duration of sleep. The sleep pattern is also related to serotonin. It is a neurotransmitter which provides you feeling regarding happiness and well-being. Serotonin is deeply related to sleep cycles, it helps in providing you more deep sleep, which will make you feel more restful. You can blame genetics for a part of your sleep disorder but there can be other reasons that are responsible for a sleep disorder. And those are-
Medications- This can be a reason behind your poor sleep. It is true that medicines interfere with your sleep pattern.
Gastrointestinal issues such as loose motion, constipation or heartburn.
Disturb in sleep cycles, such as jet lag or a shift change in your job, can cause poor sleep. It can either cause less sleep at some time and excessive sleep during some other time of the day.
Diseases like hyperthyroidism can also lead to poor sleep patterns. Arthritis can do the same to the human body.
Overuse of sleeping pills can cause rebound insomnia.
This might hurt you while reading but overuse of coffee in your days for a long time can cause poor sleep.
Long time exposure to the blue light coming out your mobile screen is also a factor responsible for poor sleep.
The first thing that needs to be changed is your lifestyle. You have to follow a strict pattern, that is, you'll have to go to bed early and wake up early at the same time each day to make a sleep pattern for your body to follow.
Try doing these-
Avoid eating just before going to bed.
Avoid having caffeinated drinks before going to sleep.
Make your sleeping place cool, dark and noise free.