Web Hosting
FreeCurrencyRates.com

इंडियन आवाज़     21 May 2019 04:02:33      انڈین آواز
Ad

 93% Indians are sleep deprived due to various reasons

 

-The causative factors range from lifestyle habits to certain health conditions

-Tune into a parasympathetic lifestyle to counter insomnia

-Surgical menopause may worsen insomnia in women.

 

Our Correspondent / New Delhi

A recent research has indicated that undergoing surgical menopause may worsen insomnia in women. Surgical menopause is often accompanied by more psychological and physical difficulties and nearly 20% of post-menopausal women reported sleep disturbances. Research has linked insomnia to high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, diabetes and other ailments.

sleepless-nights-womanInsomnia is trouble falling asleep. One of its forms, called sleep-maintenance insomnia, is difficulty staying asleep, or waking too early and struggling to get back to sleep. It gives rise to worry over not getting enough sleep, which further interferes with sleep, creating a vicious cycle.

Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee, Dr K K Aggarwal, President, HCFI, said, “Ayurveda describes sleep as an aggravation of Vata and Pitta dosha. The number one cause of the same is mental tension; suppressed feelings and acute bitterness. The above five situations again hold true to this effect. Apart in this, in allopath other causes of insomnia mentioned are constipation; dyspepsia; excessive intake of tea, coffee and alcohol and environment Factors-excessive cold, heat or change of environment. They are in most of the situations the effect and not the cause of insomnia. Insomnia is of three types: acute, transient, and chronic. While the first two are short term, chronic insomnia can at times last up to several years.”

Research indicates that about 93% of Indians are sleep deprived. The causative factors range from lifestyle habits to certain health conditions. Insomnia is generally seen as both a sign and a symptom that can accompany several sleep, medical, and psychiatric disorders characterized by a persistent difficulty falling asleep.

Adding further, Dr Aggarwal, who is also the Group Editor-in-Chief of IJCP, said, “The best description of the causes and treatment of insomnia comes from Vidura Niti a dialogue between Vidura and Dhritarashtra. The former described five basic reasons for insomnia and even in today’s science they are true. No new cause has been added in this list of stress induced insomnia. The situations include: being a thief, a lustful person, a person who has lost all his wealth, a person who has failed to achieve success, and a person who is weak and has been attacked by a strong person. To counter insomnia, concentrate on the present, which shifts the inner environment from sympathetic to para sympathetic mode. About 20 minutes of meditation morning and evening provides the same biochemical benefit as gathered from 7 hours of deep sleep.”

Some tips —

  • Avoid caffeinated beverages after 1 or 2 pm if you’re especially sensitive to caffeine. Limit alcohol, and don’t drink any within two hours of bedtime.
  • Getting regular aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, or swimming can help you fall asleep faster, get more deep sleep, and awaken less often during the night.
  • Watching the sleepless minutes pass makes it harder to fall back to sleep in the wee hours. Turn the clock face so you can’t see it.
  • Keep track of your sleep patterns for a week or two. If you find that you’re spending less than 80% of your time in bed asleep, you may be spending too much time in bed. Try going to bed later, and don’t nap during the day. If you find yourself falling asleep too early in the evening, keep the lights bright.
  • It’s hard to get back to sleep if your mind is racing or your muscles are tense. To calm the mind and relax the muscles, try meditation, deep breathing, or progressive muscle relaxation.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ad
Ad

ELECTIONS

63 % polling recorded in the final phase of Lok Sabha polls

Voters have already exercised their franchise for 483 out of the total 542 parliamentary seats in previous six ...

India’s most controversial and longest Elections come to an end

Results on May 23  AMN / Elections for the 17th Lok Sabha concluded today after sweet and sour incident ...

Ashok Lavasa letter Creates Unrest in Election Commission

CEC Sunil Arora denies internal rifts over MCC   By a Correspondent / New Delhi Election Commiss ...

Ad

SPORTS

Sonia Lather, Manisha, Sachin give home side a winning start at 2nd India Open

  Guwahati World Championships silver medallist Sonia Lather (57kg), Asian Championships bronze medalli ...

Women Football: Manipur Police to take on Sethu FC in the final of Hero Indian League

  Harpal Singh Bedi Manipur Police and Sethu FC (Tamil Nadu) chalked out contrasting victories over ...

Indian women’s Hockey team defeat South Korea 2-1

AMN India In Hockey, Indian women's team defeated hosts South Korea 2-1 in the first match of the three-match ...

Ad

MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

Ad

ART & CULTURE

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...

@Powered By: Logicsart