What to do if young people often suffer from insomnia?

Recently, the topic of insomnia “difficulty falling asleep, easy to wake up, unable to fall asleep…” once again attracted the attention of netizens. According to official statistics, the entry for “What’s the best way to solve insomnia and can’t sleep” is on the rise, and it has frequently appeared on the hot search list during this period. According to a survey report released by the Sleep Industry Branch of the National Health Industry Enterprise Management Association in 2020, respondents stayed up late 3.6 days a week on average, and only 8.6% never stayed up late. The “2022 Chinese National Healthy Sleep White Paper” released by the China Sleep Research Association shows that 44% of young people aged 19-25 stay up late until after midnight, which is a well-deserved “stay-up champion”, so why can’t young people fall asleep?

In fact, we are all born with a good sleep system, so why do we start to sleep well at such a young age when we are in our twenties, thirties, and forties? It may be due to the pressure of life and work, but the most important thing is the irregular living habits, which lead to the disorder of organ function in our body, and the result is insomnia.

The problem of insomnia has attracted attention, and it has also spawned the sleep economy. Some emerging online and offline sleep aid services have begun to emerge, the most typical of which are sleep coaxers and a series of sleep aid “artifacts”. For example: melatonin sugar, smart sleep instrument, sleep aid aromatherapy, sleep stickers, etc. Many netizens praised this kind of “artifact”, and some netizens said that it did not work. In addition, various sleep aid apps have also captured many users. They mainly provide services such as meditation exercises, bedtime stories, and white noise to help users fall asleep. But these are the symptoms and not the root cause, we should start from the body itself, consciously and actively adjust and improve the sleep situation.

Insomnia is often referred to as “insomnia”. Insomnia occurs in people of different ages, and young people are a high-risk group of insomnia. According to reports, there are four main causes of frequent insomnia among young people: excessive mental workload, poor nervous system tolerance, sleep cycle inversion, and excessive anxiety.

1. Excessive amount of mental work

Due to the long-term work pressure and life pressure of young people, they often use their brains too much, which in turn leads to excessive mental work and hyperactivity of the brain, which will eventually lead to insomnia.

2. The nervous system has poor tolerance

Everyone’s nervous system has different tolerances. If the nervous system’s tolerance is weak, the body’s running speed will be very slow, so it is easy to overload and cause endocrine disorders, which in turn leads to insomnia.

3. Sleep cycle inversion

Many people are overly exhausted, tired and sleepy during working hours, but are abnormally awake during nap time, and sleepy in the afternoon, but have difficulty falling asleep during evening break. This is actually a symptom of biological cycle disorder. , which usually occurs due to irregular sleep patterns.

4. Excessive anxiety

In addition to the common insomnia caused by physiological or foreign objects, anxiety is also a big behind the scenes of insomnia. Psychogenic insomnia caused by anxiety mainly has the following characteristics: Although the body is tired, but the mind is very excited; I always feel that something is going on in my heart, and I keep thinking about this and that, but I can’t fall asleep; I fall asleep lightly, and sleep lightly; fall asleep.

We often say that stress is a double-edged sword. Uncontrolled stress can make you lose sleep and create anxiety. Studies have shown that sleep-deprived people are five times more likely to develop depression and anxiety than normal people. Insomnia and anxiety are a vicious cycle. We are insomnia in anxiety, anxiety in insomnia, and panic in anxiety and insomnia.

For young people, the best way to change this state of insomnia is to first re-form regular sleep habits, work and rest on time, eat regularly, and let good habits slowly change the body’s disordered biological clock; second, actively Adjust your mentality, learn to speak out and release it, and keep bad emotions from staying in your body for too long. Finally, you must have a “big heart” and not be overly anxious and sensitive. In other words, it is a kind of insensitivity to things. The so-called “insensitivity” refers to the ability to be dull. It emphasizes a kind of endurance to difficult situations, the ability to face the outside world with a cheeky face, a positive attitude towards life, and the wisdom to survive in modern society. We can be a little duller about everything and make our hearts a little rougher, so that we can bear all kinds of exercise and pain, and we can live more easily.