Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Chun Young Ho/ Cause and Effect/ Thurs56


This topic is the most confident theme for me. Because I am 'the' patient who suffers insomnia. I have suffered since I was in middle school exactly saying 15 years old. I also have been thinking about the main causes of insomnia even now when I am doing this essay on 2 o'clock this Tuesday. Well the lesson I realized as a result of 9 year old meditation that treats the insomnia as a main theme word was do not eat at least 2 hour before you go asleep, do not smoke before you sleep, minimize the lap, clean your room neatly and stress.

Eat delicious food before you go to bed is main factor that causes insomnia. Heavy meals close to bedtime will disrupt your sleep. The best practice is to eat lightly before bedtime. When you eat too much before bedtime, it will make you discomfort and be a obstacle for your body's settlement and relax. Spicy food can also cause upper heart beat and interrupt your relax.

Nicotine is a stimulant and causes insomnia. I am the victim of this factor. Smoking cigarettes close to bedtime can make you hard to fall asleep. Nowadays I smoke at least 2 hours earlier than bedtime. Nicotine also interferes with your heart beat and blood pressure. In day time I usually use cigarettes as a stimulant that wakes me up.

This factor is quite arguable but for me it is influential. Taking a nap in the afternoon has a possibility that interrupt you in bedtime. It will also make you hare to fall asleep. Our body clearly has a 'body's clock'. Taking a nap in irregular time will confuse your body's clock. Shift workers usually suffers with insomnia in a same reason. If you are curious about this factor, do not take a nap during daytime. In night, you will be very tired and it will be much easier to fall asleep than the day that you take a nap.

Stress, I think, is the most critical factor for insomnia. It causes anxiety, tension, excessive worrying. By those things you will be in a situation that you turned off the light, lying in a bed with fully ready for your sleep but you will just overwhelmed by anxiety and keep thinking on it so your bedtime will be continuously delayed. These factors are also influences in 'maintenance insomnia' which is waking up during night and not being able to return to sleep. This will also cause bad cycle. You will be anxious about 'sleep' itself. In this phase, you are hardly recommended 'treatment'


To sum up, insomnia has multiple causes and effects. It is resulted by physical, emotional, mental and environmental factors. Also it effects in onset and maintenance insomnia. Onset insomnia is the common notion of insomnia that it is hard to fall asleep. Maintenance insomnia is explained earlier. To take care of insomnia is easy. Avoid the cause of insomnia. It is very simple but hard to realize it.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Ga-yeong 201202029April 14, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    I read your post well :) First, I feel so bad that you cannot sleep well during night-time. :( I'm the person who falls asleep without painful efforts so I didn't know that there are so many factors or causes which disrupt our sleep. Maybe, the reason that I fall asleep without interruption is because I am not a smoker. So my suggestion is that you have to quit smoking. It disturbs your sleep and also it is bad for your health. About your essay's structure, your thesis statement contains all the important ideas in your entire essay. You mentioned each main topic so I could easily follow your flow of essay. In your conclusion, you summarized well what you have talked previously because you restated in different ways. Your conclusion ends with your advice and it was good. If you paid more attention to trivial grammer mistakes, it would be perfect :)