Insomnia can lead to depression, weight gain, and is also associated with an increased risk of heart problems
Years ago, researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology tracked thousands of men and women included in the national health survey. After a long follow-up period, it was found that participants with sleep disorders had more heart attacks. Specifically: for those who have trouble falling asleep, the risk of heart attack was 45% higher in insufficient sleep more than once a week – 27 percent higher, and those in which sleep is constantly disruptive night – 30 percent higher.
Sleep disorders are not a major target for prevention of cardiovascular diseases. But research over the past decade have provided increasing evidence of the link between sleep disorders and cardiovascular problems, especially with regard to the pathogenesis of ischemic heart disease.
How to deal with insomnia?
To the problem solved, it is very important dietary strategy, including taking appropriate herbal products.
In more severe cases, caffeine is important not just to be minimized and even prevented by use. He is one of the most widely used psychoactive substances affects the central nervous system. Moreover coffee should be excluded soft drinks, tea, cocoa, chocolate. There are people where and minimal amounts of caffeine contained in decaffeinated coffee or chocolate for example, can cause insomnia.
Food coloring can also act as stimulants.
Although not considered stimulants, sugar and refined products are not recommended for sleeping problems. Diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates can cause a specific reaction in the body, affecting the nervous system, which also provokes wakefulness.
Alcohol – it provokes the secretion of adrenaline and disrupts the production of serotonin – an important brain chemical that initiates sleep.
Nocturnal hypoglycemia can also be a serious obstacle to the necessary quantity and quality of sleep. When overnight blood glucose levels are low, the release of adrenaline, glucagon, cortisol, and growth hormone. They all stimulate the brain and are a natural signal that it’s time to eat. A good way to maintain stable blood sugar levels throughout the night’s dinner consisting of complex carbohydrates that are digested more time.
Other suitable foods include contains the amino acid tryptophan – the brain it is converted into serotonin and melatonin, which are natural compounds induce sleep. These are foods such as turkey, milk, chicken, eggs, nuts (especially almonds), curd.
It is important to take natural steps to tackle the problem – proper diet and herbal products, vitamins and extracts, but in no case leads to sleeping pills. People who take sleeping pills, enter a vicious circle. The two main groups of drugs used in the treatment of insomnia are antihistamines and benzodiazepines. Their effectiveness is short, but side issues that cause often have long-term or irreversible.