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Why People Suffer From Insomnia?

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

Insomnia is a common problem that affects up to 35 percent of people. It's characterized by difficulty falling asleep, sleeping as late as you'd want in the morning, and remaining half-asleep all night. It may have severe consequences, such as excessive daytime drowsiness, an increased risk of car accidents, and broad health consequences from sleeplessness.

Stress, poor sleeping habits, an irregular sleep pattern, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, medications, physical ailments and pain, certain sleep disorders, and neurological disorders are all common causes of insomnia. An amalgamation of these events may cause or worsen insomnia in many people.

Mental Health Issues

Depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are all common mental health disorders that cause severe sleeping difficulties. It's believed that 40 percent of people who suffer from insomnia suffer from a mental illness.

These disorders may cause persistent unpleasant thoughts and mental hyperarousal, which can make sleeping difficult. Furthermore, studies show that insomnia may aggravate mood and anxiety problems, worsening symptoms and possibly raising the thoughts of taking their own lives in individuals who are depressed.

Stress and Insomnia

Stress may provoke a response in the body that makes getting a good night's sleep difficult. School, work, and social interactions may all trigger a stress reaction. Chronic stress such as post-traumatic stress disorder may result from exposure to stressful events.

Hyperarousal is caused by the body's physical reaction to stress, which may also be caused by mental stress. Not able to fall asleep may become a cause of stress, which makes it more difficult to break the cycle of insomnia and stress.

Researchers think that certain people are more susceptible to stress-related sleep difficulties than others. These individuals are said to have a high level of sleep reactivity that's linked to various problems affecting their sleep and mental and physical health.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors may make adjustments in joint dysfunction areas that may decrease the pain and help in muscle relaxation. This may let the body to be in a comfortable position and help it fall asleep quickly.

Subluxation may cause issues with the endocrine system by causing abnormal nerve impulses. Because of this chemical malfunction, patients' brain chemistry becomes unbalanced, leading to insomnia. Chiropractic adjustment may fix the brain's serotonin and dopamine levels, which may provide relief from insomnia.

Other facets of nerve system functioning, including change in heart rate, may be improved with adjustments, which can help with insomnia. Improvement may be because of a better neurological system and functioning spine. Heartbeat is one indicator of sleep effectiveness, and chiropractic care may help improve it.

Another suggestion you may get from a chiropractor is to do exercise regularly. It may help you fall asleep at night without any disturbances.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Nashville, Tenn.

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