In a dream game, age is the main thing. Newborns sleep almost all day, waking up only to be fed; the need of teenagers in their sleep is less, but still hefty (teenagers are not just lazy rascals). Then, as they grow older, they need to sleep less and less, and the nature of sleep also changes. Physical growth stops, so the body does not need a long or intense rest. When you grow old, sleep will become more sensitive and more intermittent, you will begin to sleep during the day and sleep less at night.
Lifestyle and environment
Your circumstances and environment can have a profound effect on sleep. Consider too high or too low a temperature in the bedroom, whether it is light or too noisy, whether you are in a new environment or sleeping next to a person whose windows snoring from snoring. Diet, exercise, and working hours also have an impact.
Stress, anxiety and emotional turmoil
If you are stressed and anxious about what is happening in your life (or about a dream), you will notice that you are falling asleep with difficulty. Major events – both positive (marriage or transition to a new job), and negative (for example, financial collapse, divorce
or grief) – can lead to the fact that you will be awake, lying in bed, or wake up at dawn.
It is difficult to fall asleep with a clogged nose, a sore ear or back pain. Chronic diseases such as osteoporosis or diabetes can radically distort sleep patterns. Being engaged in physical health, you indirectly solve problems with sleep. As mentioned in the introduction, if you think that you are suffering from sleep apnea (temporary breaks in breathing), sleepwalking or tired leg syndrome, you should contact your therapist. However, if you cannot fall asleep because of snoring, then in 99% of cases you can be cured with affordable medications that are sold without a prescription.
Poor sleep increases the risk of mental health problems, or is one of the symptoms of mental illness – it plays a dual role. If it seems that you are suffering from a psychological disorder such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress, please consult your doctor – and continue to work on this book. If we are talking about depression, it is important to understand whether sleep problems are a consequence of your mood – or vice versa. If you think that a sleep disorder may be a symptom of depression, it is vital to find a suitable treatment. A combined approach is needed – both for sleep problems and mental health, so the recommended strategies will help you.
Well, if you realize that some (or all) of the listed items apply to you – regardless of whether you believe in it or not. We offer simple and effective ways to overcome these troubles, not counting aging (you may be interested in optimal sleep patterns, regardless of your age). But even if you do not find the obvious cause of sleep disturbance, changing some actions and lifestyle, as well as attitude to sleep, you will be of immense help.