Are you always feeling sleepy? Stuck with a perpetual sleepy head feeling all day long where you’re always tired.
In this article let’s look at some possible reasons for your constant sleepiness and what you could do about it. One of the most common causes of this is wilful sleep limitation, with the ever rising demands when it comes to academics or the workplace, people now force themselves to sleep for only 6 hours instead of the optimum 7-8 hours. There are many reasons for your sleepiness: working in graveyard shifts or shifts that go against your body’s natural sleep rhythm, or maybe you are skimping on your sleep to stay on top of your full throttle schedule.Now in many cases, we are skimping off of our sleep time but in some other cases it may be sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy or insomnia. I would advice you to see a licensed medical practitioner for any of these cases, so that he/she might rightly diagnose your case and provide appropriate treatment.
It is incredibly important for you to get a sufficient amount of sleep (7-8 hours) to live a healthy life. Prolonged sleep deprivation or habitually skimping off of your sleep time can lead to some very serious medical conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, weight gain, and dementia.
Here are a few tips to get a better good night’s sleep:
- Stick to a regular sleep schedule. Make sure you go to bed and get up the same time on every day (irrespective of whether it is a weekend or holiday or a day off from work)
- Keep track of what you eat, do not go to bed hungry or too stuffed.
- Create a bedtime ritual that tells your body to wind down when you’re doing these things.
I hope this article has really helped you understand your sleep issues and that some of the solutions over here help solve them.