Thursday, August 04, 2011

Difficult to Sleep? Try to Cool Head

If the room is dark and a variety of relaxation techniques was nevertheless help to shut your eyes, start to cool off.
Dr.Daniel Buysse, psychiatrist from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine says people who suffer from insomnia usually have excessive activity in the frontal lobe of the brain. This lobe is the part that regulates activities such as speaking, abstract thinking, as well as motion controlled by the will.

People who suffer from insomnia said they had trouble sleeping because their brains continue to work and the process is difficult to stop. Buysse suspect excessive activity in the brain that will increase the temperature of the brain that disrupt the sleep process.
As is known the body's circadian system that regulates sleep and wakefulness, creating a warm body temperature during the day and continue to decrease the temperature at night so that helped come sleepiness. Experts found that people with insomnia have a brain temperature is too hot to sleep.
In fact, melatonin, a hormone that helps us sleep and is widely used to treat insomnia, newly released by the body when the body temperature low.
In his research, Buysse tried to give a head covering that contains bersikurkulasi cold water to the 12 insomniacs. The result, they are fast asleep as well as people who do not suffer from insomnia. When wearing a head covering is the insomniacs took 13 minutes to fall asleep compared with a normal person who takes 16 minutes. Moreover, the insomniacs were also spending 89 percent of his time in bed to fall asleep.

Buysse research results were presented in the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).

Experts said the method is the use of headgear can be an alternative for people with insomnia, especially for those who are uncomfortable with drugs or who do not succeed with a strategy that has been done. At home, you might be able to do so by compressing the head with ice water.

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