Healthy sleep is one of the most basic human needs. It’s like eating or drinking water. It’s even more than that. Erin Hanlon, a senior lecturer at the Center for Sleep, Metabolism, and Health at the University of Chicago, told the BBC that the need for sleep is so urgent that it will outweigh even the need for food.
“Your brain will just go to sleep, despite all your efforts to wake it up,” she said.
You need to sleep 6-8 hours to make sure your sleep is full, deep, and of high quality. Make sure you don’t get nervous before going to bed, don’t eat heavy meals, and have dinner no more than 4 hours before bedtime. Sleep patterns are also important – try to go to bed at the same time every day, even on weekends. Of course, it is advisable not to drink alcohol or coffee before bed, and if sleep is your sore spot, then in the evening try to create the most soothing atmosphere in the house: minimize the light, you can turn on soothing music.
And what medications can affect your sleep and prevent you from sleeping?
- Psychostimulants – especially medications that help treat obesity, anorexia, and other weight problems.
- Thyroid hormones – for the treatment of thyroid disorders, in which case sleep problems mainly occur with an overdose.
- Antihypertensive drugs – drugs against high blood pressure, mainly from the group of beta-blockers.
- Hypolipidemics – drugs to lower blood cholesterol levels – insomnia is caused by drugs mainly from the group of statins.
- Antidepressants – medications for the treatment of symptoms of depression, especially the so-called SSRIs, which are third-generation antidepressants, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors – MAOIs. Recent studies show that 5-19% of patients with depression complain of their treatment, citing insomnia.
- Antiasthmatic drugs are mainly bronchodilators – this group of drugs is chemically derived from caffeine (these are drugs containing theophylline).
- Some commonly used analgesics can also have a negative effect on sleep.
- Corticosteroids – steroid hormones used to treat chronic inflammatory diseases in the form of tablets.
- Antipsychotics, neuroleptics or anti-Alzheimer’s drugs – substances from the group of drugs for the treatment of mental disorders have a negative effect on sleep.
Regular sleep deprivation increases the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, mental health disorders, etc. In case of normal levels of the hormone melatonin, a person gets a good night’s sleep and the body rests.
Origel has developed a unique drug SOMNIFERON that will regulate your sleep. It neutralizes excessive excitement and calms the nervous system. Sleep comes without emotional effort and lasts as long as a person needs for complete recovery.