How Can You Prevent Insomnia?

September 08, 2018

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By definition, Insomnia is the difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Individuals with Insomnia often report feeling dissatisfied with their sleep and usually experience one or more of the following symptoms: fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, mood disturbances, and decreased performance in work or at school.


It is important to note that Insomnia's definitions have changed in the recent years. For decades, the disorder was subdivided into two groups based on cause. Primary insomnia referred to the Insomnia symptoms that developed independently. Secondary Insomnia, on the other hand, was caused by illnesses, injuries, medication side effects, and other factors. As of 2015, both of these have been consolidated beneath the "Insomnia" umbrella. Because insomnia is a serious disorder, treatment should be considered a top priority whether the symptoms have occurred independently or as a result of other factors.

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When preventing Insomnia, the first thing that you must look at is the sleep hygiene. A lot of the recommendations for preventing insomnia could fall under the rubric of sleep hygiene. Let us call out a few:


  • Avoid exercise too close to bedtime.
  • Avoid caffeine too close to bedtime.
  • Do not nap during the day
  • Get up at the same time every day, including weekends or days when you do not work.
  • Stick to a regular work schedule.

Also, it is recommended to maintain a sleep diary even when you are sleeping well. You do not have to do this indefinitely! Take notes for about a month and when sleep is going well. That way, you will have a reference for when sleep goes awry. You will be able to look back at your exercise regimen, eating patterns, noise levels, room temperature, rising and retiring times.

Taking proactive steps in preventing Insomnia is a crucial part of having a good night's sleep!




Source: Based on the article by Tuck Sleep, a company whose primary mission is to promote quality sleep. 


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