Sleeping has always been our method of recuperating and regaining our energy and stamina.
With today’s busy, sedentary lifestyle, people in general get lesser quality of sleep. This disorder affects millions of people worldwide especially in highly industrialized centers. Fatigue, anxiety, and stress are three of the most common reasons of sleep disturbance. Sleep sets mood in the succeeding day. When deprived of sleep, you will most likely feel irritated during the day, have slow reflexes, memory loss, and have difficulties in solving problems.
The phenomenon is simple - when things get rough, sleeping patterns gets disturbed. And when we experience sleep difficulties, our health is jeopardized thus we develop diseases and disorders. Further, recent research shows that there is a neural link between sleep deprivation and anxiety. It suggests that when a person is highly dispossessed of sleep, the brain tends to impair emotional reactions. It bends back to its more primitive primal stage of activity and disables the person to respond appropriately to a certain situation. Sleep deprivation brought by anxiety does not show quickly. It normally takes effect at least six months after being continuously exposed to stress and anxiety.
Individuals who are always distressed and in constant stress will surely develop this effect if they did not do anything about it. Worst, the closest thing that can happen is the inability to deal with life successfully. This may be evidenced by less poor performance at work, less quality time with friends and family, and emergence of different illnesses due to compromised immune system.
Also, the stakes can be very high once you get pulled down by sleep deprivation. In the 1980’s, more than 50 billion dollars, over 2 million crippling injuries, more than 20,000 deaths and thousands of job loss is due to sleep deprivation.
You should realize that everything surrounding you is an open system and so every distinct object needs an outlet at a certain point. When you have anxiety and it does not seem to physically affect you at all in the present, it will in normal cases affect you sometime in the future, and that can be sleep disturbance to give one example and I’m sure you do not want to keep this with you as you go on with life.
The adverse reactions of lack of sleep due to anxiety can be detrimental and would affect you holistically. Why would you make your life difficult if you can prevent this from happening?
Sleep disturbance can be prevented through proper practices and healthy lifestyle. It is vital for you to have a healthy mind as well in order for you to resolve insomnia and other sleeping disturbances. We should also take into consideration the culprit why we experience this. Proper identification of the culprit of sleep will make the treatment regimen effective.
There are still a lot of actions you can do to maintain your optimum level of functioning such as eating small piece of chocolate and increase magnesium intake daily. You will find several natural techniques in this website, that you can use towards anxiety self-management, so make sure to add this website to your bookmarks!
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