Sleep Problem

Cause of sleep problems

Sleep Apnea

A sleeping disorder which makes a person to snore or chokes while sleeping. This makes you get less sleep and tired during the day. This condition can’t be diagnosed. Most people don’t aware that the are suffering form this condition as they will be sleeping when the sleep apnea is happening. Only the bed partner could notice this. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea where the airways are blocked when sleeping which cause breathing pauses; leading to loud snoring.

While the less common type of sleep apnea is central sleep apnea. This is caused when incorrect signals given to your breathing muscles from you brain. This is most common in people who are taking certain medication.

Insomnia

Insomnia is a condition where a person can’t sleep naturally. The are ranges for this condition; from mild to severe. Most people suffers from comorbid insomnia; a secondary type of insomnia which caused by medicine side effects. While the primary insomnia is caused by life changes such as stress.

Insomnia will cause fatigue and sleepiness in daytime. It also increases anxiety and depression. You will not be able to focus on your daily work and it decreases your daily work performances.

Medicine

Some over the-counter medicines have side effects that will affect your sleeping. These medicine’s chemical works differently to everyone.

Alcohol and caffeine

Drinking to much of alcohol and caffeine can also affect your sleep.

Remedies for sleep problem

Magnesium

Magnesium is good for sleeping as it calms you down and regulates serotonin; a monoamine neurotransmitter that plays a major role in sleeping. You should not take too much of Magnesium as well as it will cause stomach upset.

Valerian root

An ancient herb used for sleep problems. It makes you calm, relaxes central nervous system, reducing anxiety and stress thus, you get better sleep.

Lemon Balm

A herb which reduces stress, anxiety and gives you better sleep. Some studies shows that by adding lemon balm together with valerian root will give the same effect as Triazolam; a common sleeping drug.

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 or also known as niacin makes you relaxed and also makes your sleep easier. Other than that, it also helps in reducing depression anxiety.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 also known as Pyridoxine is required to produce serotonin. Vitamin B6 is used to produce melatonin hormone which is required to produce serotonin.