If you have insomnia your health may be at risk.
Insomnia, in medical terms, is difficulty getting to sleep and or staying asleep. As each sleepless night goes by, we lose the health benefits of solid sleep.
Unfortunately, as per current neuroscience, we also gain the risk of diseases like heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s.
This is especially important for women who have multiple demands on their time, so that sleep becomes the last priority during their days and months.
Why is sleep so important?
The benefits of sleep include clearing nervous system of toxins, solidifying what we have learned and restoring our mental foxy
- Most people need 7-10 hours of sleep each day to maximize their energy, productivity and thinking.
- Sleep disorders like insomnia can result from medical conditions such as chronic pain and depression, aging, medications, diet and environmental factors. Changing lifestyle habits can also improve your sleep.
It may be helpful to ask your doctor about sleep apnea, which affects people specifically during their sleep cycle. During laboratory investigations to check your thyroid, certain hormone, hemoglobin and glucose levels might lead to the cause of your fatigue.
Any good neuro health plan should involve an assessment of the amount and quality of sleep that you get. Your plan should also included ways to optimize your sleep for your health.
Neurologists are sleep specialists often helping you to understand how changes in sleep and awake behaviors can help alter your internal sleep-wake-cycle. Your Brain Doctor can provide some helpful tools to improve and optimize your sleep health.