Published On: Mon, Jun 20th, 2016

Procrastinators may have the risk of insomnia



Be careful procrastinators. A new research study has stated that the people who tend to put things off can be at an elevated peril of having insomnia.

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is featured by intricacy falling and/or remaining asleep. People with insomnia have one or further of these signs, such as, trouble in falling asleep, Waking up over and over again all through the night and having the problem going back to sleep, Waking up very early in the morning, Feeling tired upon waking. There are two kinds of insomnia, primary insomnia, and secondary insomnia. Primary insomnia illustrates that an individual is having sleep issues that are not directly linked with any further health condition or trouble. Secondary insomnia illustrates that an individual is having sleep problems because of something else, for example, a health condition.

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Researchers worked on 598 people and discovered that procrastinators also had many issues sleeping than those who did not put things off. Ilana S Hairston from Academic College of Tel Aviv in Israel stated that “At bedtime, people who procrastinate are ruminating about the things they need to do and have not done, and that makes it difficult to go to sleep,”

This is the initial research study that illustrates a relationship amid insomnia and procrastination, added Hairston.

The members accomplished online questionnaires that studied their tendencies to procrastinate, and also their sleep issues and emotional states, ‘Live Science’ accounted. The questionnaires as well evaluated whether the people were morning or evening kinds, meaning whether they inclined to go to bed early and get up early, or go to bed late and get up late.

The research study illustrated that morning people had lower levels of procrastination and some sleep issues, contrasted with the evening people.

Amid evening kinds, the people who had elevated levels of procrastination also had much sleep issues, researchers added. Sleep issues can be a significant and overlooked result of procrastination, they stated.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.