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Insomnia, difficulty sleeping, a health crisis for modern people!

cannot sleep ..It's another problem that can happen to anyone, any gender, any age. The average person's insomnia is 1-2 nights per week. If you can't sleep Or if it's difficult to sleep for at least 2 weeks in a row, suspect that there's something wrong with the body. which if left for a long time may develop into other conditions that can affect long-term health

“Sleep quality is valuable.
Money.. cannot compensate.”

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Dr. Pichak Wongwisit, Director of W9 Wellness Center, Praram 9 Hospital, spoke about the problem of The insomnia of people in this era is interesting. “Insomnia is infiltrating the health of people around the world. In Thailand, it has been found that Thai people have insomnia problems, up to 30-40% of the Thai population, or approximately 19 million people.”

What makes modern people.. cannot sleep ?

Insomnia is considered a sleep disorder. Or it can be said that it is a problem caused by poor quality sleep. Which if we go back about ten years ago, I believe that many people would give it. "stress” is the initial cause of sleep problems. But for people in today's era Stress alone cannot lead to chronic insomnia. The main reason why people in the digital age can't sleep. What can it come from?

  • Work behavior With convenience and speed that is available at all times causing the limits of work to be broken From statistics, it is found that more than 20% people around the world have the habit of working at night. either from meetings or work engagements Until I accidentally lost my sleeping time
  • Smart technology The main reason why we keep our heads down and talk to each other until today. From your smartphone, tablet or any screen. that is ready to shine light into our eyes all day and all night Combined with noise from outside images, it becomes Light Pollution that disturbs the body like a Lightmare, not a Nightmare (nightmare), causing sleep and wakefulness or insomnia.
  • Fast-paced lifestyle Lifestyle that has changed until most people havelifestyle habitsThe rush, the increased speed in every activity, especially eating fast food, large meals, late night meals, including drinks that contain a lot of caffeine. Makes it difficult to sleep Or finally unable to sleep

“Sleep well.. very lucky.
Hard to sleep..no luck.”

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Can't sleep or have difficulty falling asleep.. How big is the impact on health?

Sleep is considered one of the lucky draws that lead to long-term good health. Because in addition to random risky behavior such as drinking alcohol Inhale soot smoke or eating food that is no longer beneficial to the body “Sleep quality” It is an important driving force for various systems. throughout the body It's true that we all experience insomnia or difficulty falling asleep some nights. But in people who have chronic difficulty sleeping You may need to watch out for symptoms such as:

  • Not sleeping well, frequently waking up in the middle of the night (falling asleep and waking up)
  • Easily irritated, restless
  • Feeling tired
  • Can't concentrate on work Woke up not refreshed.

If you experience any of these symptoms for more than 2 weeks, you should suspect that you are suffering from chronic insomnia. and should receive counseling that is safe and appropriate But most of what happened was found to be Many people choose to buy sleeping pills and take them themselves. which is quite risky to harm oneself Because the nature of the medicine used is suitable for different symptoms. Even if you come with the same symptoms of insomnia, every treatment should be under the close supervision of a medical professional. Because if left for a long time, it may lead to some abnormal conditions as follows.

  • Decreased abilities and skills For example, the brain responds slowly and concentration decreases, which can affect daily life activities (driving, working, decision-making, reasoning).
  • Risk from chronic disease Such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and even the risk of dementia is more easily seen than the general population. Especially people who can't sleep because of stress. that has the opportunity to develop intodepression2 times easier than normal people, including other mental illnesses, such as hallucinations and bipolar disorder.
  • The biological clock is out of balance. which is an important factor that resides in the hypothalamus of the brain It is responsible for controlling the operation of various systems. according to the body's time

Sleep and wake up at the same time. Maintain your body clock!

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In addition to adjusting your thinking and behaviors that cause stress Until it makes it difficult to sleep Resetting the biological clock to return to running normally according to the body's time. It is still important to do first. Because the body clock is responsible for determining behavior. body temperature create new cells Take care of your immune system and various hormones that has throughout the body to work at the same time in 1 day (morning-night) can be called “Working all day and all night” The fact that we don't sleep on time Therefore, it is a problem that affects the working time of other hormones such as

  • Hungry late at night Because the hormone Ghrelin (Ghrelin Hormone) secretes more.
  • poor body repair process Because Growth Hormone cannot be fully secreted. (Midnight - 1 a.m.)
  • It's difficult to sleep because of the computer screen light. or telephone, which affects the secretion of the hormone melatonin (Melatonin) that helps control the body's sleep time.
  • increased stress The more I can't sleep Because the hormone cortisol (Cortisol Hormone) is stimulated to secrete more.
  • Adrenal fatigue Because the adrenal hormones work too hard.

It is best to maintain a good balance of the body's biological clock. Start by stopping using your phone about 30 minutes to 1 hour before going to bed. Refrain from drinking coffee or sweet drinks, practice relaxation, and stop thinking about chaotic things before bedtime, including usingHormone balance check programthat are necessary for the body's performance Helps restore hormonal balance that affects good and quality sleep.

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