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Sleep and the Lack of it
    Until rather recently, it was assumed that sleep was the time when the body rested and recovered from the activities of wakefulness. Although there is still a great deal to learn about why we sleep and what happens when we are sleeping, medical researchers have now identified several different phases of sleep, all of them necessary over the long run, but some more crucial than others.
    How much sleep a person needs varies a great deal from individual to individual; and the same individual may need more or less at different times. Children need long periods of unbroken sleep; the elderly seem to get along on very little. No matter what a person's age. too little sleep over too long a time leads to irritably, exhaustion, and giddiness.

                                                                        -- The New Complete Medical and Health Encyclopedia

    Almost everybody has gone through periods when it is difficult or impossible to fall asleep. Excitement before bedtime, temporary worries about a pressing problem, spending a night in an unfamiliar place, changing to a different bed, illness, physical discomfort because of extremes of temperature--any of these circumstances can interfere with normal sleep patterns. But this is quite different from chronic insomnia, when a person consistently has trouble falling asleep for no apparent reason. If despite all your commonsense approaches insomnia persists, a physician should be consulted about the advisability or taking a tranquilizer or a sleeping pill. Barbiturates should not be taken unless prescribed bu a physician.

                                                                         -- The New Complete Medical and Health Encyclopedia

    Insomnia, prolonged sleeplessness. A common cause is worry. Other causes include excessive use of stimulants such as coffee, too much excitement, irregular bedtime hours, noises, digestive disturbances, and an uncomfortable bed or bedroom. Simple remedies are often successful; these include sleeping in a well-ventilated room, avoiding heavy meals before bedtime, reading a relaxing book, drinking warm milk before retiring, or taking a warm bath, If these steps fail, a physician may prescribe a sleeping pills to help restore normal sleeping habits while the cause of the insomnia is being sought and removed. Severe insomnia may require treatment by a psychiatrist.

                                                                         -- New Standard Encyclopedia

    Until now, I am suffering from insomnia, and I'm having a hard time preventing it. sometimes I need not to sleep until the next day to be able to adjust and sleep at a regular bedtime hours, but after a week or two, insomnia strikes back. hehe..! I just read all the articles above and thought it might be helpful if I share this! 
                                                                         -- Cher Lugossi from Home
4/21/2011 19:22:35

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