person Posted By: dr.ssa Cosima Zaccaria In: Sleep and Insomnia Post Date:

Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders include all those disorders that compromise both the quantity and quality of sleep.

Sleep disorders include all those disorders that compromise both the quantity and quality of sleep.

These are alterations in the sleep-wake rhythm and these alterations can depend on various factors.

Specifically, the "jet-lag" effect (waking up at night) is the most frequent.

Causes

States of work and social stress, worries and daily thoughts can negatively affect sleep and interrupt its normal flow up to the most acute cases of insomnia.

Among the main reasons for insomnia and difficulty falling asleep we find:

  • work stress
  • menopause
  • heavy diet and intake of drinks containing caffeine
  • exhausting work shifts

Possible remedies

Unfortunately, in many situations the elderly, and not only that, to fall asleep and avoid night-time awakenings, resort to taking anxiolytics which certainly allow you to fall asleep quickly, but the quality of sleep is compromised.

Moreover, prolonged intake leads to dependence and addiction!!!!!

A list of the most popular substances present in the aforementioned supplements are:

Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone that we already produce naturally, but when an individual has difficulty falling asleep and production decreases, it can be restored with multiple supplements.

Food supplements are an excellent solution to relieve stress, reduce the time needed to fall asleep and ensure good quality sleep, especially when they are based on natural ingredients.

Tryptophan

It is the precursor of serotonin, a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter, controls mood in the brain.

In addition to synthesizing serotonin, the good mood hormone, it also synthesizes melatonin, the sleep hormone

Vitamin B

The B vitamins help regulate the production of tryptophan, an amino acid which in turn helps the body produce melatonin, the hormone that helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle …

The B vitamins are also essential to ensure the energy we need to carry out daily activities

Valerian 

Medicinal herb used as a supplement to promote sleep and relaxation in case of stress

Hawthorn

Sedative action

It is especially useful in very nervous patients, in which it reduces emotion, tension and improves sleep.

Magnesium

The relaxing and calming capacity of MAGNESIUM towards the activity of the nervous system helps to decrease tension, at a muscular and mental level, thus promoting a long and pleasant night's sleep.

So the use of supplements serves  to speed up our body to fall into the arms of Morpheus, which it should do normally, but for various reasons it may not be able to do...

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