Ever tried to stay awake for a couple of days? or maybe more? Can you really do that?!
But what if you got no other choice? Insomnia ladies and gents..
I have been suffering from insomnia and it is NOT fun at all ! Here's some info about it.
*Definition : Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.
*Insomnia can cause problems during the day, such as sleepiness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and irritability.
*Insomnia is not defined by the number of hours you sleep every night. The amount of sleep a person needs varies. While most people need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep a night, some people do well with less, and some need more.
*Insomnia can be treated by medications or good sleeping habits, but medication(sleeping pills) may become useless in a couple of weeks.
Here are some tips I got from a friend of mine called google:
*Try to go to sleep at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning.
*Try not to take naps during the day because naps may make you less sleepy at night.
*Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol late in the day.
*Get regular exercise. Try not to exercise close to bedtime because it may stimulate you and make it hard to fall asleep.
*Don't eat a heavy meal late in the day. A light snack before bedtime, however, may help you sleep.
*Make your sleeping place comfortable. Be sure that it is dark, quiet, and not too warm or too cold. If light is a problem, try a sleeping mask. If noise is a problem, try earplugs, a fan, or a "white noise" machine to cover up the sounds.
*Follow a routine to help relax and wind down before sleep, such as reading a book, reading Qur'an, or taking a bath.
*If you can't fall asleep and don't feel drowsy, get up and read or do something that is not overly stimulating until you feel sleepy.
*If you have trouble lying awake worrying about things, try making a to-do list before you go to bed. This may help you to "let go" of those worries overnight.
So ladies and gents, it IS something serious and it will ruin your day .. week and maybe month ! try to follow the above tips or go see a doctor.
Tell us your own sleeping habits too!