Insomnia and Your Brain
Insomnia can start to mess with your mind and how your brain functions. Our brains are wired to constantly run and stream thoughts, ideas, and images while we are awake. When we cannot sleep, the brain does not simply shut off. Unfortunately, the brain, like the rest of our body, requires restful slumber. Without it, you can find yourself becoming stressed, anxious, and short-tempered. You could also experience headaches and problems with your vision. This is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.
Ongoing insomnia starts to cause our thought processes to break down. It is easy to forget what you were doing. Some people even lose their “train of thought” mid-sentence while speaking to others. Furthermore, some people could start experiencing symptoms like a person diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD), where they start one task, lose focus, and then switch to another, and so on.
Another side effect is our ability to reason and rationalize correctly before speaking. For instance, you might realize you just told your best friend what you really think about the person they are dating and end up hurting their feelings because you were over-the-top. When our brains are tired, we tend to say the first thing that comes to mind, since our “speech filters” are essentially offline.
To get your brain functioning correctly, you need a decent night’s rest, which can be accomplished by using natural supplements from Forrest Health. We offer a wide variety of natural and herbal solutions to help overcome insomnia so you can sleep. Feel free to browse our selections online or call us at 408-354-4262 for further assistance.