Neurexan® – Sleep Disorders – Symptoms

What disturbed sleep does to you

There’s nothing quite like a good night’s sleep. On the other hand, bad or disturbed sleep has major effects. If you have difficulties falling asleep and your nights are restless, your body and mind have no time to recuperate. While you sleep, your body has the time and energy to heal itself and restore its balance. At the same time, your brain creates new thought connections and helps memory retention. Without enough sleep, your brain and body don’t get the rest they deserve. Your body’s stress response is a complex web of interrelated, cascading processes, which may lead to nervous restlessness and sleep disorders such as insomnia. This leads to a vicious circle of stress and sleeplessness.1

The effects on body and mind

It's no surprise that sleep doesn't seem to be a high priority in today's fast-paced world. Work, family, entertainment, and other duties are often praised for being more important. But sleep isn't a luxury – it's a necessity. It's even as important to your physical and emotional health as food and water. That's why sleep disorders, such as insomnia, need to be taken seriously. If you don't get enough sleep, you just feel exhausted and irritable. The entire situation seems overwhelming. During the day, your concentration and performance begin to decrease. Then you start to make mistakes at work or at home. These are just a few signs of bad sleep. But sleep disorders, in the long run, can even lead to more severe health issues such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, weight gain, or depression.2-7

Disturbed sleep

Disturbed sleep

You have difficulties falling asleep or it’s hard for you to stay asleep, then you may have a sleeping disorder. Insomnia is the most common one and is often the cause and effect of stress.

Daytime fatigue

Daytime fatigue

One of the most evident signs of bad sleep is daytime fatigue. If your body isn’t getting the rest it needs, then you are basically running on empty and feel exhausted even though the day just started.

Tension

Tension

Sleeplessness and tension often go hand in hand and lead to a vicious circle. You don’t sleep well because you’re tense and worried. And you’re tense and worried because you don’t sleep well.

Anxiety

Anxiety

Sleep disorders can cause stress-related anxiety and nervousness. Your mind is occupied with worries and you are anxious about something.

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