Skip to main content

Common Hair Problems and Their Solutions

Are You At Risk of Insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects millions of individuals worldwide. In short, people with insomnia find it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep. The consequences can be devastating.

Insomnia symptoms may include:

• Difficulty falling asleep at night
• Waking up during the night
• Waking up too early
• Daytime tiredness or sleepiness
• Unable to concentrate, focusing on tasks or remembering
• Irritability, anxiety or depression
• Increased errors or accidents
• Ongoing worries about sleep

Types of Insomnia

There are various types of insomnia:

•       Acute Insomnia 
Acute (short-term) insomnia is very common and typically caused by a life event such as stress change at work, receiving bad news, family pressures or travel. Usually, acute insomnia lasts for days or weeks and resolves without any particular treatment.

•       Chronic Insomnia 
It’s a long term insomnia type. It usually lasts for months or longer. Most of the cases of chronic insomnia are secondary i.e. symptoms and side effects of some other problem. Certain medical conditions such as sleep disorders and substances can cause chronic insomnia.

•       Comorbid Insomnia
It's type of insomnia that is comorbid with psychiatric disorders such as depression, substance abuse, anxiety, etc. Psychiatric diagnosis is present in 40% of people with insomnia. Comorbid insomnia also can arise due to conditions that cause continual pain, together with arthritis, most cancers, injury from gunshot wounds, migraine complications and so on. 

•       Onset Insomnia 
Unable to fall asleep at the beginning of the night. The Causes of onset insomnia may include poor sleep hygiene, stress, intake of alcohol or caffeine, poor sleep hygiene. 

•       Maintenance Insomnia
The failure to stay asleep. Individuals with maintenance insomnia, wake up during the night and experience difficulties returning to sleep.

Remedies for Insomnia

Start Nighttime drinks: Herbal teas help in promoting sleep as they have no caffeine. The best herbal tea to drink is chamomile tea. It’s believed to have flavonoids that can interact with benzodiazepine receptors in the brain which might be additionally related to the sleep-wake transition. Other effective herbal teas are lemon balm and passionflower.

 Relax with yoga and meditation: Yoga, breathing exercises and meditation are incredible ways to relax the mind and allow it to sleep.

Stay away from light: Ensure to dim the lights before you head to bed, lower the brightness of digital devices. And it’s better to shut down the lights especially the kind emitted by your laptop, smartphone, tablet or TV at least 2 hours before bedtime as the blue light emitted via devices makes your mind too hyper to get right rest.

Cut caffeine: Avoid consumption of all caffeine drinks, coffee, tea and aerated drinks close to bedtime.

Avoid Alcohol: Avoid alcohol close to bedtime as it could lead to disrupted sleep later inside the night.

Sip warm milk before bed: Warm milk is an age-old treatment for incapacity to sleep. Milk contains tryptophan which stimulates the production of serotonin which promotes sleep. The warmth also helps to relax.

Bedtime Bath: Taking a bath before going to sleep helps in relaxing your body and mind and freshen you up for a good night’s sleep.

Popular posts from this blog

Everything You Need To Know About Lash Lift Treatment

A lash lift is one of the latest beauty trends nowadays women are crazy about. And why not? It’s a great way to give your eyelashes a perfect lift. The treatment is gaining more and more popularity due to being a low-maintenance process that gives long-lasting lash perm. Let us explain the lash lift treatment in detail by answering some of your frequently asked questions about the same. What is Lash Lift and How It Works? A lash lift is a semi-permanent treatment also known as eyelash perming. In this treatment, Silicon pads are used to achieve lash curls. Silicon pads are placed on your eyelids. Your natural lashes then curled over and attached to the silicon pads with using adhesive to create a curl. Once the lashes are stick with pads correctly and separated, a perming solution is applied on lashes to mold lashes around silicon pads. This solution sits on your lashes from 10 to 15 minutes. When to take the solution off is depends on the thickness of the client’s h

Why A White Smile Should Also Be A Healthy Smile

  Like the rest of your body, your mouth also has some bacteria and most of them are harmless, but not all. Your mouth provides an entry point to your respiratory and digestive system, this is why you should not only focus on teeth whitening. A healthy white smile should always be the aim.  Brushing and flossing every day keep infectious bacteria from spreading. However, some extra care is also needed for perfect oral hygiene. Allowing infectious bacteria to stay inside your mouth will never let you have a healthy white smile.  Here’s what can happen if you are not careful with your oral health along with prevention measures. These tips and tricks can help in teeth whitening along with getting a healthy smile. Diseases Caused by Poor Oral Health Some diseases are directly caused by having poor oral hygiene. These diseases include:   Endocarditis It's an infection of the heart’s chamber that contributes to bad health. It’s mainly caused when the germs and harmful infecti

Best Anti-Aging Foods For Younger Looking Skin

A spotless younger looking skin is what a woman always desire. But as we age our skins start getting wrinkles, laxity, rough-textured appearance & losing elasticity. The skin aging reasons can be categorized as an internal factor which is a natural process of aging & another one is the external factors that include sun exposure, diet, stress, pollution, and certain lifestyle habits. The natural aging process is what we can control but we can control the external influences.  Here we have listed some natural anti-aging foods for younger-looking and glowing skin. Green Tea:  Drinking green tea is good for our overall wellbeing. Green tea comes with a biological Water-extractable compound called Polyphenols which is a powerful antioxidant. A subgroup of this compound known as Catechins that effectively slows down the aging process by destroying free radicals in your body that cause aging. There are many types of Catechins but the mightiest of all is Epigallocatech