How To Improve Sleep Duration So That You Can Get Back 8 Hours Regularly?
Hello, in the past few weeks my sleep duration has decreased. Initially I slept for 8 hours, but now I can only sleep 5-6 hours, whatever hours I sleep it still only lasts 5-6 hours. How to improve sleep duration so that you can sleep 8 more hours?
Hello. Thank you for the question.
Sleep is a change in consciousness and a decrease in a person's sensory and motor activities that can still be awakened by giving stimuli. Sleep serves to maintain a person's mental, emotional, and physical balance. A complete sleep cycle normally lasts for 1.5 hours, and each person usually goes through 4-5 cycles for 7-8 hours of sleep. The average adult needs 7-8 hours of sleep a day. A good sleep cycle will help rest the body's organs, including the brain, skin, metabolic system, and hormones and helps the regeneration of our body cells so that when awake the body becomes refreshed and the mind becomes calmer. The strength of the quality and quantity of sleep can cause health problems in a person, such as the body becomes weak, difficult to focus, disturbed metabolism, unstable emotions, high blood pressure, raise cholesterol and weight, and so forth. Some things that can cause sleep disorders include psychological factors such as depression, stress, mood disorders, etc., injury to the head, environment, fatigue, lifestyle, stimulants (kaffein) and alcohol, diet, smoking, and motivation. To improve the sleep cycle, you should avoid eating or drinking that stimulates and causes sleep disorders, such as tea, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, etc., do stress management, get enough rest, eat healthy and nutritious food, avoid sleeping during the day, eat at least 3 hours before going to bed, avoid doing bedtime activities such as watching TV, playing mobile phones, etc., bathing with warm water so that the body becomes more relaxed, and do regular exercise or physical activity every day. If the sleep cycle is still disturbed to cause health complaints, you should consult a doctor, the doctor will conduct a question and answer and a thorough physical examination, and some supporting examinations if needed such as laboratory tests, EEG, CT scan, and others. In the EEG brain waves will be seen during sleep, will be assessed whether normal or interference that causes changes in the sleep cycle. Treatment will be adjusted according to the underlying cause.
Thus, hopefully it helps.