Insomnia is a sign and symptom of sleep disorder and defined as a condition in which a person has a difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep or sleep of poor quality that can lead to substantial impairments in the quality of life and functional capacity of an individual. Most adults have experienced insomnia sometimes in their life. According to statistic, more than 30% of the population suffers from insomnia, one in three people suffer from some form of insomnia during their lifetime and women suffer from insomnia more often than men.
1. Difficulty falling and maintaining asleep
2. Poor quality sleep pattern
3. Difficult staying asleep
4. Poor concentration
5. Difficulty with memory
6. Impaired motor coordination
7. Irritability and impaired social interaction
A. How to avoid
1. Maintain a health diet and lifestyle to prevent the hormonal causes of insomnia.
2. Reduce intake of alcohol
3. Stop smoking
4. Moderate exercise
5. Frequent nighttime urination can be treated
6. A glass of warm milk 15 minutes before going to bed may be helpful.
7. Taking a warm water bath an hour before bedtime can enhance sleep.
8. Reading, meditation can relieve nervous tension and induce sleep.
9. Do not eat a large meal within two hours of bedtime10. Etc.
1. Tofu or bean curd
Tofu or bean curd is soft white blocks made by coagulating soy milk with substance such as salt or acid or enzyme, a stable emulsion of oil, water, and protein that can be made into tofu, originated from Chinese and part of East and Southeast Asian. Since it is proven to be one of many healthy foods, it become synonymous with vegetarianism and others.Isoflavones is one of the most powerful phytoestrogen, which not only helps to reduce symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause due to decreasing of the reproduction of estrogen as aging, it also helps to reduce symptom of menstrual cramps and pain as well as enhancing normal menstrual cycle.
2. Tryptophan rich foods
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, the precursor to serotonin, in turn, converted to melatonin, via N-acetyltransferase and 5-hydroxyindole-O-methyltransferase activities which are necessary neurotransmitter responsible for transmitting nerve impulses in the brain and induce relaxation and natural sleep, but high levels of tryptophan can increase the risk of drowsiness and cause harmful harmful effects of the age-related increase in brain serotonin. Intake food rich of tryptophan from the food below.
a. Chicken breast and Turkey
Eating foods with high in carbohydrate stimulates the pancreas in production and releasing insulin in the blood stream as it also reduce others amino acids which would otherwise compete with tryptophan, leading to the production of serotonin, which in return enhances the production melatonin, the natural sleep induced hormone.
a. Bread and pasta
b. Whole gain cereal
d. Apple pie and
e. Ice cream
f. Oatmeal and raisin cookies
High amount of simple carbohydrate over prolonged period of time can increase the risk of type II diabetes due to over work that diminishes the function of pancreas in production of insulin. It If you are any symptom of sleep disorder, eating turkey combined with complex carbohydrate rich foods would be a better choice for meat and glucose. What is your choice?
All green plants including algae contain at least one type of chlorophyll, the green pigment of plants which allows plants to absorb sun light and convert them into usable energy. Beside it is best known as oxygen uptaker to the blood, it is also important to calm the nervous system, to induce sleep due to rich amount of magnesium.
a. All dark green plants( Roman lettuce is the best choice)
b. Algae (Fresh water organic growth is the best choice)
Magnesium is a natural sedative and stabilization of abnormal nerve excitation as it is used in conjunction with other medication to treat depressed elderly type 2 diabetics.. The mineral is important in manipulating of ATP, DNA, and RNA and many enzymes.
a. Leaf green vegetables (due to high amount of Chlorophyll)
c. Sesame seed
d. Blackstrap molasses
e. Brewer's yeast
f. Whole grains
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