Sleep is the best meditation.
So ya hi guys, what time do you sleep? How much sleep did you get today? Do you feel fresh after waking up? Answer these questions right now, this article will wait.
So now you know exactly know what your sleep schedule is. Let me tell you buddy YOUR SLEEP …it’s as important as food, exercise or even mental health. Well to be very precise it’s all inter-linked. You can’t miss any of these at all. This is discipline my friend.
Discipline is the new self-care.
And don’t even talk about today’s 21st generations sleep patterns. OMG. It’s all upside down now. It’s all a mess, badly & severely disrupted. Most of the people are all night awakers. Not following the nature’s cycle, has a lot many side effects. Most people tend to be naturally awake in night hours and sleepy all day long. People tend to refuse to go to sleep because of the freedom of late night hours more than sleep. It’s a way to gain control over your time and reclaim hours for yourself. Often people like caretakers, parents or caregivers, overworked employees and people with anxiety or poor time management skills fall into this category of revenge bedtime procrastination. It’s a completely unhealthy way of getting revenge for not having control of daytime hours.
A good laugh and a good night sleep are the best cures for anything.
Let’s discuss about one of a sleep ailment
SLEEP TERROR DISORDER
Sleep terror disorder, may also be known as night terror. It is basically few acts of screaming, sleepwalking, intense fear and flailing when still in sleep. It’s usually occurs in non REM sleep, usually about 1.5hours after falling asleep.
It is mostly found in children and adults. It usually last for few seconds to a few minutes, but in some cases it may last longer. They can also occur in day time sleep. In night terrors people usually have no recollection of the event at all. However sleep terror are not usually a cause of concern. Most children outgrow this disorder by their teenage years. If it still continues even after adulthood, it’s a matter to get diagnosed.
To diagnose sleep terrors:
- Take a physical exam prescribed by your doctor
- Discussing your symptoms
- Overnight sleep study in a sleep lab to monitor brain waves
Signs & symptoms:
- Fast heart rate
- Fast breathing
- Dilated pupil
- Sit up in bed
- Flail around bed
- Look awake but be confused
Causes & triggers:
- Sleep deprivation
- Depression or anxiety
- Too much caffeine
- Sleeping in a different place or away from home
- Sleep apnea
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Restless leg syndrome
- Anesthesia from surgery
- Medications that directly affects brain
Treatments & remedies:
- No such treatment tends to stop eventually, but if not try some preventions
- Create a relaxing & fixed bedtime routine and stick to it
- Get rid of electronics, screens or noise
- Note time of night terror & wake that person 15 mins prior to it (anticipatory awakening)
- Close windows, doors. Get rid of any harmful stuff in bedroom
- Keep the same waking time every day
- Psychotherapy & counselling are helpful in many cases
- Keep a sleeping diary
This a disorder so don’t hesitate to consult a doctor and ask for help. Try and understand sleep is like a reset for your brain. It’s very crucial to have a calm & relaxed sleep. We often tend to ignore this most important aspect. Just like exercising & having a healthy diet, good night sleep have endless benefits.
- You will get less sick
- Its improves mood & reduce stress levels = HAPPY HAPPY
- Lowers serious health problems risk
- Skin & body cells repairs
- Removes toxins in your brain (physically clears your brain)
- Boosts your immunity system
- Increases productivity
- Sharpens memory
- Brain works faster & more accurately
- Aids decision making
- And the benefits are endless…..
If you don’t get a good night sleep, instead you get a bad or no sleep. It will cause endless & unnecessary troubles too. Let’s take a pledge to ourselves and incorporate this in our vital self care/ self love routines. Hoping this article might provide necessary details. Thank you & have a good night sleep!