Are You Sleepless?
April 29, 2008 8:51am CST
Stress of modern life, anxiety, excessive consumption of caffeinated beverages and alcohol top the list of factors responsible for the growing cases of habitual sleeplessness in the various countries. But complementary medicine practitioner say deep green leafy vegetables such as fluted pumpkin, cabbage, lettuce, black pepper and fruits can help one sleep very well. In today’s modern world, many are troubled with the problem of sleep disorder, especially sleeplessness, and can not do without sedatives. “Sleep is a well known health restorer and a good recovery process, which is very essential for our well being and that the negligence of this could disturb our health. Stress of modern life, anxiety, worries, pains and discomfort, intake of coffee, kolanut, alcohol, red meat, fatty foods, frizzy and carbonated drinks, refined white flour products are the major factors responsible for the rising cases of insomnia according. Anxiety and depression are the commonest causes of occasional sleeplessness and could be relived through complementary diet and herbs. Caffeinated beverages such as tea, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, kola drinks, kola nuts, are nervous systems stimulants that can keep an individual awake all night. Medical researchers at the University of Chicago said that not getting enough sleep regularly can destabilize the delicately balance hormones, leading to early stage of diabetes and rapid ageing. “Sleep appears necessary for our nervous systems to work properly. Too little sleep leaves us drowsy and unable to concentrate the next day. It also leads to impaired memory and physical performance and reduced ability to carry out mathematical calculations. If sleep deprivation continues, hallucinations and mood swings may develop”.