Cause of Insomnia and Ways to Get a Good and Healthy SleepUma (Author) Published Date : Nov 09, 2018 18:26 ET
Insomnia is a sleeplessness result due to harmful health conditions. Sleeping pills used for the purpose of quick sleep are detrimental to health. Melatonin and Serotonin are the sleeping hormones helping in regulating the sleep. Serotonin, in increased level, helps in relaxation and peace of mind. These hormones are secreted in the pineal glands situated in the brain. Low secretion of Serotonin results in Mental Depression which leads to the lack of sleep.
Psychological medicines that contain serotonin re-uptake inhibitors stop serotonin from reabsorbing, resulting in elevation of serum serotonin level, consequently improves depression. Cherries, bananas, milk, oatmeal, cooked rice, dairy foods, nuts, seeds, eggs and seafood boost these anti-depressant hormones and helps in gaining some good sleep
Avoid the intake of Caffeine by avoiding beverages like coffee or tea. Tea in addition to caffeine contains an amino acid namely L-theanine, which helps to increase the relaxed mind. The increased sugar level in night reduces sleep, hence avoid too much of sugar at bedtime. Caffeine in coffee reduces melatonin secretion for more than eight hours.
Zinc, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Folic acid, plus tryptophan helps to build Melatonin hormone. Melatonin supplement 3mg and 6mg are available in stores and it also helps to improve ones' sleep.
Cause of Insomnia and Ways to Get a Good and Healthy Sleep