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If you have trouble falling asleep on most nights or wake up several times during sleep and feel tired during the day, it is time you acknowledge that insomnia is taking its toll on you.
Factors like increasing age, hormonal changes (eg: thyroid disease), physical ailments or diseases may cause sleeplessness. Any type of physical pain can also preventing you from having a good night's sleep.
Regular night-outs or late night parties, high amounts of junk food (especially at night), irregular eating, sleeping at odd hours, working late nights or working the night shift triggers a random response in the 'Circadian Cycle' (responsible for maintaining natural processes) and may eventually cause insomnia.
Read more about causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of insomnia.
Some of the medicines like those for the heart and blood pressure, antidepressants, steroids, weight loss medications etc can cause insomnia. If you have been taking sleeping pills for a while, withdrawal symptoms may cause rebound insomnia.
Stress, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorders are on the major modern-day causes that can keep you awake through the night. Professional help may be required in such cases.
Tips to sleep better:
Follow these simple rules and realize that your body needs rest and therefore it is absolutely imperative that you get enough sleep. Research suggests a lot of diseases, conditions, stress-related disorders, etc. can be avoided by ensuring you get a good night's sleep.
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