Sleep, like other physiological functions (urination, defecation) can be disturbed and there are quite a few types of sleep disorders. Usually, people with sleep disorders understand insomnia, but very common is the opposite pathology - drowsiness, or scientifically - "somnolence."
In a similar state, a woman constantly wants to sleep, even if she can not complain of a lack of sleep.
In addition to insomnia (insomnia), parasomnia (sleepwalking), there is also a large group of sleep disorders called "hypersomnia," which refers to somnolence.
In Hypersomnia, sleep disturbance manifests itself in pathological drowsiness, which is not due to lack of sleep, or lack of sleep. Hypersomnia, depending on the intensity, can be in one of the states of a fairly wide range, which begins with somnolence, and ends with a lethargic sleep. However, lethargic sleep refers to the category of extremely rare, extraordinary states, but the usual drowsiness (somnolence) of varying severity is observed often, and very few people did not fix it at least once in their life.
Drowsiness is subject to girls and women of any age. Given the nature of the course, drowsiness is divided into continuous and intermittent. For intermittent, periodically arising and lasting seconds or minutes are typical episodes that can be repeated. With continuous somnolence, a person is constantly haunted by drowsiness, and there are no breaks, and this condition can last for weeks, months and even years. However, for a woman, both types of drowsiness are very painful.
Causes of persistent drowsiness
There can be many reasons for this condition, which is caused by the fact that sleep depends on the functioning of all organs and systems, that is, it is an integral physiological function. That is, drowsiness itself can not be cured by itself, without determining the reasons for its development, revealing the factors that cause sleep disorders and identify the main one.
For example, drowsiness is an indispensable sign of asthenic syndrome, which occurs both with the change of time zones or the usual cold, and with very serious diseases, such as ischemic heart disease, cancer or tuberculosis. Asthenia, it is generally a state of increased fatigue and mood lability, and in combination with vegetovascular dystonia and is manifested by the somnolence of different manifestations.
Most noticeable is increased fatigue in the exercise of mental activity, when forgetfulness, reduced intelligence and instability of attention begin to interfere with the work. With the help of incredible efforts it is possible to somehow keep attention on the subject of activity, but eventually the woman realizes that she has completely alien thoughts in her head that are not related to work. Drowsiness in this case significantly increases fatigue, eyes begin to close, and neither coffee, nor will, will affect this process. Usually, just with drowsiness and associated reduced performance and rapid fatigue.
The total effect of drowsiness and asthenic syndrome removes a woman from the state of normal mental equilibrium, she becomes noticeable manifestations of irritability, quick temper, easy excitability, insidiousness, grumbling, absurdity and loss of self-control. The mood changes easily both from external factors and from inner experiences.
Any event or a flashed thought is able to bring depression, anxiety, pessimism. There are signs of tearfulness, and a change of mood from good to bad, and vice versa, causes tears. And the level of tearfulness is directly related to drowsiness, and the woman the more drops tears, the more pronounced her drowsiness. Thus, with frequent manifestations of drowsiness, which starts to interfere with normal life, you should consult a doctor, since it is almost impossible to solve this problem on your own.
Drowsiness of pregnant women
An overwhelming desire to sleep is characteristic of many pregnant women. The reasons for this condition can also be many, but usually the drowsiness of pregnant women is not associated with any diseases. Until the twelfth week, doctors explain sleepiness by hormonal reorganization, and this is a normal physiological process and its severity is the magnitude of the individual.
Approximately from the thirteenth week, the woman's well-being normalizes and improves, the body, having learned to function in a new mode, gets used to hormonal changes and drowsiness often disappears.
If, after the thirteenth week, drowsiness is retained to some extent, it may be a symptom of anemia. Excessive drowsiness after the twentieth week of pregnancy, with headache, vomiting, swelling and visual impairment is a symptom of eclampsia - a very serious complication requiring immediate hospitalization.