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Insomnia and Mobile Phones

What is insomnia?

Insomnia or sleeplessness is sleeping disorder in which person’s normal sleep wake cycle is disturbed. The insomniac patient may have trouble falling asleep or getting a quality sleep. Insomnia can occur at any age from infancy to adolescence and may progressed to long term insomnia. Stress, anxiety, depression, body pain or environmental factors such as room temperature (too cold or too hot), uncomfortable bed, noise (loud or disturbing), bright light, or habits Such as drinking too much of caffeine before sleeping or occupational requirement like night shift, online jobs, etc., all contribute to insomnia. insomnia is usually considered as a result of other medical conditions. The major symptoms of insomnia include difficulty sleeping at night, waking up multiple times at night, waking up too early, feeling tired during day even after taking night’s sleep, lack of attention on tasks and increased chances of accidents. Insomnia can further become the cause of certain mode disorders. The other dangers of insomnia include disturbed body glucose level (high blood glucose level), liver dysfunction, weight gain, severe depression and high risk of heart attack. Insomnia can be of three types:
transient insomnia (weeks to one month)
Short term insomnia (1 month to 6 months)
long term insomnia (over a year)

Women and Insomnia

Women suffer more with insomnia the men. The cause of insomnia in female includes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sleep apnoea, hormonal disturbances, aging, stress anxiety, restless leg syndrome, is it reflects, acid reflux, thyroid disorder, medication, etc.

Women and Insomnia

what is sleep?

sleep can be defined as the state of altered consciousness in which mental and physical activities are reduced. it is the essential factor for many vital functions of a body. These functions include body development, energy conservation, brain waste management, modulation of immune responses, body performance, attention, practise psychological state and better cognition all depends on optimum level of sleep. Melatonin is the hormone that is responsible for sleep. Normal sleep consists of two phases i.e., Rapid eye movement (REM) and non-rapid eye movement (NREM). Rapid eye movement also known as shallow sleep while non rapid eye movement also known as deep sleep.

Mechanism of sleep

mechanism of sleep is controlled by circadian rhythm and homeostasis. normal sleep takes place in the form of a cycle for example wake, light sleep, deep sleep, rapid eye movement and repeat. Already as already stated melatonin is the horror moon which is responsible for our sleep cycle. this harmoon is produced in our body in darkness which make ask feel sleepy and ready for bed. Electroencephalogram an brain imaging patterns shows a unique activity in our brain during sleep. It is seen in studies that deep sleep is more essential for physical and mental benefits.

How to induce sleep?

The best methods to induce sleep are to avoid too much of carbohydrates, drink water, do physical activity, avoid bright lights during night, avoid loud noises, keep the bed comfortable, keep the temperature of the room cool and use melatonin supplements. A tired person is more likely you fell asleep early and enjoy deep sleep more easily. The research claims that 10% of adults globally suffers with insomnia whereas 20% of the population globally experiences the symptoms of insomnia now and then. people with economic and social hardships are more likely to suffer with insomnia. in most cases insomnia is regarded as chronic condition

Insomnia and Mobile Phones

Research

Epidemiologists have calculated the prevalence of insomnia globally to be 10% to 30%. Whereas the incidence remains to be 5%. Different researchers on the topic of sleep are carried out all around the world at present but the latest of which is the association of insomnia with using mobile phones at night.
studies have shown that insomnia and using mobile phones at night right before sleep are strongly linked with each other. The bright light of mobile phones LCD held closely in front of eyes reduces the melatonin production which in turn reduces the sleep hence disturbing the sleep wake cycle. this is the reason why darker environment is suggested to induce sleep naturally. Research claims that sleep quality can be improved significantly when a person avoid using phone 80 minutes before sleep and turn their lights off 17 minutes earlier then falling asleep. research also claims that people who ended the use of phones sleep 21 minutes longer then the people who use mobile phones before sleep.

Conclusion

to conclude this above statement, a person can sleep earlier, better and longer if the phone usage is restricted due to normal production of melatonin in the dark where is the people who use mobile phones right before sleeping I’m more likely to sleep light sleep, wake up disturbed and agitated. hence the use of mobile phones right before sleep should be avoided.

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