There are numerous reasons why a person can feel numbness and tingling known as paresthesia.
It can include anything from; diseases, medications, lack of movements, injury, pinched nerve, neuropathy, chemotherapy, cervical injury, poor blood supply.
Depletion of certain vitamins and minerals can also cause this sensation.
This numbness is generally felt in your extremities, but it can occur anywhere on your body. So can lack of sleep cause this sensation to occur?
The Long Sleepless Nights
Everyone experiences insomnia, the inability to fall asleep at some point in their life. Often this occurs when a person’s worried or stressed about a situation.
Sometimes insomnia can be the result of poor diet, lack of exercise, hypoglycemia,caffeine and alcohol use.
Anxiety, stress, depression, lack of certain vitamins, minerals and certain foods can cause us to have difficulty sleeping.
Sometimes a medical condition can cause this problem. Some of them, include; sleep apnea, REM sleep behavioral disorder, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder and narcolepsy.
Sleep Deprivation Outcome
When we sleep our body repairs and rejuvenates itself. That’s why it’s suggested to get eight hours of sleep every day.
If we are unable to, this can cause many health issues. Some of them include; disorders of the brain, nervous system. It can weaken our immune system’s ability to fight off infections.
It can create various cardiovascular diseases including; high blood pressure, angina,inflammatory heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke and heart attack.
It can cause a person to become Obese, which can lead to diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
It can also cause severe emotional issues some of them including anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. In addition, it can trigger numerous other metabolic dysfunctions throughout the body.
Sleep deprivation can become so extreme, that it causes someone to have a serious accident.
A person who’s unable to sleep may try to use drugs, or alcohol as a treatment choice. Later they find that they have a dependency for these substances.
The Insomnia Triggers
We first need to find out if our sleep problem is because we’re having difficulty falling asleep, or if it’s the inability to stay asleep.
Generally, it’s difficulty falling asleep. This can be caused from the numerous issues I’ve mentioned above. Sometimes a person’s unable to get comfortable.
This could be due to pain, a change in their environment, or perhaps they have a living conditions that constantly disrupts their sleep.
Occasionally, people are unable to go to sleep because they’re fearful about not being able to sleep. In addition, food can cause a person to be unable to sleep.
Doctors suggest that people with insomnia keep a list of all the foods you ate. On the nights you have difficulty falling asleep review it and find what food might be causing insomnia.
Mother Nature Take Me Away
If you’re like many you feel safer trying an all-natural product first. Sometimes natural products are the best, possibly safer choice.
Here are a few suggestions. Valerian, passionflower, skullcap, kava. For the best results, it’s suggested to take the recommended dose one hour before bedtime.
Hyland Homeopathic has two supplements to help you sleep they are; Calms Forte and Insomnia Formula.
Like the ones listed above, you should take them one hour before you go to sleep.
Some people use 5- hydroxytryptophan with some type of carbohydrate,like juice, crackers, or a piece of whole wheat toast with peanut butter.
This supplement helps improve your brain’s serotonin production, which in turn improves your overall sleep.
– 1 TBS of Flax seed oil’s shown to strengthen the nervous system, which helps reduce pain so you can get a more restful night’s sleep.
– 3mg of melatonin to replenish the melatonin reduction found in patients with hormone imbalances and in elderly patients.
– 250 mg of magnesium citrate’s also shown to improve sleep quality.
The Slumber Battle
For instance, reading, listening to soft music, yoga, meditation, or taking a long warm bath.
You should try to get up the same time each day, even on the weekends. Our bodies seem to do function a lot better if it’s on a set routine.
When you wake up, be sure to let the sun shine in on you. This will not only give you the needed vitamin d, it will help reset your biological clock, which will help reset a sleep pattern.
Your bedroom should be as dark as possible.It should feel comfortable to you and have little if any noises.
Ways to accomplish this would be dark curtains, sleeping mask, ear plugs. Sometimes a fan will help block out noises from the outside.
Make sure your bedroom is a perfect temperature for you.Be sure to only use it for sleep and intimacy.
Food and beverages can cause insomnia. So do not drink alcohol or caffeinated products after lunch and never eat a large meal in the evening.
I say this for two reasons. The first is the heavy meal could cause indigestion which can upset your sleep cycle.
Second, the evening calories are stored not burned off, so a heavier meal in the evening could cause you to gain weight.
– Stay active throughout the day and start an exercise routine. Make sure you don’t do your exercise regimen to close to bed time.
– Try to relax your mind before bed. Think of happy, comforting things, instead of things that might be worrying you.
– If you go to bed and find you can’t sleep, get back up. Try to do something that will relax you before trying again.
Snooze Ville, Here I Come
Sleep is very important in our overall wellbeing. When we sleep our body restores itself. Without the recommended 8 hours of sleep a day our bodies will slowly deteriorate.
This can cause numerous serious health issues, including numbness and tingling in our bodies.