Health Problems That Could Prevent Your Sleep - Rosy Omeje


Health Problems That Could Prevent Your Sleep

Has a good night’s sleep been hard to come by? If you’ve been having extreme difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, a health issue could be to blame.
There are several physical and mental health issues that tend to have an impact on sleep quality. It’s very important to make sure you get adequate rest. When your body is deprived of sleep, you are at risk for developing chronic illnesses,
which could further complicate any existing health issues.

Here are four health problems that could be robbing you of your beauty sleep:

1. Thyroid disease:
An overactive thyroid, called
hyperthryroidism, can disrupt your sleep. This is because hyperthyroidism causes the nervous system to become over-stimulated. Some signs and symptoms of an overactive thyroid are night sweats, tremors, a fast heartbeat, and anxiety. A blood test is one way to discover whether you may be suffering from one.

2. Depression:
Those who are depressed tend to experience complicated sleep disturbances. This is not only because depression can
contribute to sleep problems
but also because trouble
sleeping can contribute to
symptoms of depression. Each person is different, but depression symptoms can appear before sleep problems arise. For others, sleep problems are the first
symptoms of depression,
according to the National Sleep Foundation. Furthermore, people with insomnia are 10 times more likely to become depressed. Globally, about 30 million people suffer from depression.

3. Kidney disease:
Damaged kidneys have a
reduced ability to filter wastes and fluids from the body and balance electrolytes.
Consequently, waste products can begin to collect in the blood, causing symptoms of insomnia and restless leg syndrome, according to Improving Sleep, a Harvard Medical School publication. Some risk factors for kidney disease are high blood pressure and diabetes.
Urine and blood tests can help diagnose kidney disease.

4. Parkinson’s disease:
Sleep problems are a common symptom of Parkinson’s disease.
This is often due to the tremors and involuntary movements caused by the disease. Making matters worse, some patients experience nightmares as a
result of the medication used to treat Parkinson’s. Some early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease are tremors and shaking, sudden change in handwriting, loss of smell, and trouble moving or walking.

With the above, you should know that losing sleep continuously is not really normal so you need to check yourself up to know if you are not already suffering from a disease.

1 comment:

  1. Bravo!
    This is so true!! especially depression!


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