How Sleep Is Necessary for Your Mental Health

by Mia Morales 4 months ago in mental health

Sleep for Better Mental Health

How Sleep Is Necessary for Your Mental Health

All sort of mnemonics were utilized by Greek and Roman orators as well as those of other cultures to memorize their speeches, and, undoubtedly, rhyming was one such way of bringing back to mind the format, intended points, and so on for delivery to their audiences. Yet, as effective an aid as this mnemonic strategy is, this same strategy that is featured in this article's title, without adequate sleep, any communicator will be prone to not the rhetorical device of anacoluthon or that of enallage, which is also employed in the title, but actual inadvertent misspeak.

And there's no exemption for the audience who is likewise sleep deprived. Increased will be the possibility of misidentifying the communicator's quite correct and actual expressions as being other than they are or, for that matter, the communicator's errors as being correct.

One Lee, a South Korean Starcraft-player, just about two years shy of his 30th birthday, played said online video game for 50 hours, with minimal intermission. A 25-year-old of China's Shanghai region watched soccer on television for 48 hours. One Chuang, a Taiwanese teen, indulged in Diablo III for 40 hours, sans intermission. All three died due to their folly. Resultant death aside, who really wants to suffer the lesser evil of losing proper mental functions and acuity?

Sleep Disorders & the Human Brain

Not only should a good—preferably nighttime—slumber be appreciated, but even the very ability to fall asleep. Ever suffered from insomnia? Horrible to toss and turn all the time of being in bed or some spot whereon one intends to doze off, yes? Absolutely!

Now, there's insomnia that's easily rectifiable, but there's a more systemic sort, one caused by medical maladies. Hyperthyroidism can, for instance, bring about tachycardia, a condition which isn't conducive to sleep or mere relaxation. Appropriately addressing these and other such medical issues is a must to bring the whole physiological system back to functioning that will make sleep possible.

A yet more dire insomnia exists, though. Attributed to it is a body's complete loss of biological capabilities to facilitate repose. Of course, this condition's end is death!

But there's a cyclical thing to take notice of in this matter of sleep. The brain itself is majorly involved for dozing off and for awakening, and if its signals and other activities to induce the lovely, replenishing darkness of repose are resisted, eventually the brain itself will suffer the consequences, one consequence being difficulties regulating slumber and wakefulness.

The Challenge of Nighttime Employment & the Dangers of Operating Machinery While Exhausted

The oldest nighttime profession is undoubtedly that of a security guard. "Watchman, what of the night?" But, since the dawn of artificial lighting that has had humans treating the night as if it's daytime, many more nocturnal jobs have emerged. But they all come with the expensive cost associated with not using the night for sleeping.

"I've never been addicted to alcohol or drugs," asserts someone. How about the brew of that dark-brown bean of pungent aroma, though? Indeed, it, namely coffee, is guzzled more than water by some; indeed, it's their celebrated sleep-deterrent, and the usual excuses for deterring sleep are to accomplish academic studies or employment duties. So while there are individuals resorting to Ambien or a l-theanine dosage schedule to get pass the "A" of "awake" to apprehend the "Z" and multiply it, these "black drink" drinkers just refuse to settle for, say, the more calming chamomile, etc, thus wreaking havoc on their physical and mental health.

Without doubt, however, numerous worksite human errors have been attributed to fatigue, as have been countless automobile crashes.

Do Not Rest Until Rest is a Rested Issue!

To whoever has averted sleep deprivation's onset by proper time management, etc, congratulations! On the other hand, those who've not are like a motorist driving towards oncoming vehicles—it's only a matter of time before a disabling tragedy occurs! Incidentally, the sleep-deprived are certainly capable of literally being such a motorist.

Don't surrender, though! Pseudocoma or narcolepsy aren't desirable, but neither is the other extreme—relentless wakefulness and its associated woes!

mental health
Mia Morales
Mia Morales
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