Excessive sleeping pills leads to heart ailments, says Study
Lucknow: People consuming excessive sleeping pills are more prone to heart diseases, said the experts.
Sleeping disorder is a chronic ailment that has been posing threats to mental health. According to latest studies, every fifth person in Uttar Pradesh is suffering from insomnia.
As per experts, around 20.3 % people in the state consume sleeping pills to get a peaceful and sound sleep.
Experts say that sleeping pills may prove beneficial for people who suffer from insomnia, but its regular intake increases the chances of heart attack.
Scientists suggest that Zolpidem, a chemical used in sleeping pills is hazardous for health. It can be the cause of cardiac ailments and its excessive consumption may sometimes lead to hallucinations as well.
As per doctors, adopting changes in lifestyle and food habits may lower the chances of sleeping disorders.
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According to Prof. Sanjeev Jha, neurologist Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI), there are many reasons responsible for insomnia and other sleeping disorders. These include stress, unbalanced diet, hectic schedule and overindulgence in social media .
Experts also suggest that those taking more than one sleeping pill a day, may end up in coma. Asthma patients and people suffering with backbone issues are more prone to this problem. These pills aggravate the chances of headache, high blood pressure and nervous disorders.
Sleeping pills also pose the threat of Alzheimer and adversely affect the nervous system, it also lead to clotting in blood vessels. High dosage of these pills may result in loss of appetite. Regular consumption of sleeping pills marks fatigue and drowsiness.
People suffering from obesity should totally refrain from consuming sleeping pills as they tend to worsen the condition and prove quite detrimental.
How to take a ‘sound’ sleep
-Say no to alcohol.
-Avoid caffeinated drinks 2 hours before sleeping, don’t drink tea and coffee before going to bed as caffeine adversely affects sleeping process.
-Don’t take hot coffee as it contains thiobromine which causes anxiety and increases heart rate.
-Refrain from consuming food items that contain saturated fatty acids as they affects the essential body functions and obstruct sleep.