In the article < < Are you really [insomnia]? > >, we mentioned that the possible causes of insomnia include but are not limited to these aspects:
- Poor sleep hygiene; Suffering from some medical diseases that make people unable to sleep well; Taking certain drugs; It’s just a manifestation of some mental disorders.
Some readers are not satisfied because they are not for these reasons.
Let’s reveal the reason why they can’t sleep well without being named, and then make a brief analysis.
Doctor clove, I go to bed at half past half every night. I can’t sleep at all from half past six in the morning. The middle is intermittent, and I can only sleep for two hours at most. What should I do? Eight years!
After careful inquiry, I found that this friend did not feel particularly sleepy during the day and did not need any more sleep, but he just felt that he did not fall asleep at night.
Friends who have stayed up all night must know the feeling of [sleeping awake] during the day. For eight years, I only slept two hours a day, and I didn’t need any sleep during the day, which is basically impossible.
So what’s going on?
Doctors call this [insomnia], which is obviously contrary to the actual sleep quality and the patient’s self-perception, [contradictory insomnia], or [sleep state perception error].
This kind of insomnia also needs treatment, and the general doctor will adopt a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (a kind of psychological therapy) and drug therapy.
Remember, don’t take your medicine indiscriminately!
Doctor clove, I don’t know how, also have no worries, also have no bad sleep habits. However, when I went to bed, I wanted to wake up even if I was sleepy, trying not to fall asleep, and then, now I really can’t sleep very late…
As soon as this friend goes to bed, he becomes refreshed and tries to wake up when he is sleepy and wants to sleep, which seems to be in line with a medical diagnosis called “learned insomnia” or “conditioned insomnia”.
In addition to this strange psychological performance, such patients may also have such characteristics:
Excessive attention to sleep and anxiety about sleep problems;
I hope it is difficult to fall asleep when I fall asleep, but when I do some monotonous things, I may lose my nap.
After leaving home, sleep better than at home.
As soon as I went to bed, I had a lot of things in my mind and felt completely unable to drive them away.
The body also seems unable to relax when lying in bed, and the muscles will harden.
At such times, [good sleep hygiene] is useless. Patients need special psychological treatment and can also consider taking some medicine.
Behavioral insomnia in children
Doctor clove, my son is four years old, and he won’t sleep… when the time comes, he will cry and struggle to get down and lie in bed with him for at least two or three hours. Otherwise, when I want to leave, I will wake up and die…
Before, we mainly discussed the sleep problems of adults. Of course, children may also have sleep problems.
Dr. clove’s [clove mother] (micro signal: dingxiangmami) has articles about baby sleep, which you can read if you need it. The child is already four years old and seems to have [insomnia] problems, which doctors call [childhood behavioral insomnia].
There are two main types of insomnia in this kind of children, which may also be manifested in the same child at the same time. The main characteristics are as follows:
- Refusal to go to bed: As soon as you go to bed, you want to go down and resist with words, cries, etc. Need to coax to sleep: many requirements or conditions such as adults shaking, feeding, and long-term company nearby are required to sleep, and waking up in the middle of the night also requires coax to sleep.
In addition to taking their children to receive psychological evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, parents can also try the following methods:
Before going to bed, parents can arrange some quiet and interesting activities to form their children’s sleep hygiene habits.
The child cried in bed and did not want to sleep, so he moved the child out of bed for a period of time. TA needs to know that the bed is for sleeping, not for seeking attention.
Delay the bedtime to see when the child will be sleepy, and then let TA fall asleep naturally. After that, the bedtime can be advanced appropriately.
Wake up TA according to the original schedule before the child wakes up naturally, and don’t let the child sleep more.
Finally, some friends said that they did not drink coffee before going to bed, but drinking some wine before going to bed would help them fall asleep.
But in fact, alcohol will make people wake up more easily after a few hours, and will interfere with people’s deep sleep quality-the deep sleep stage is the stage when people recover their physical strength and energy.
Not to mention those who drink heavily, severe insomnia and sleep patterns that wake up from dream to dream are their common occurrences.
Therefore, regardless of health, from the perspective of sleep health, we also hope that everyone will not drink before going to bed.