Sleep Patterns Change during Fasting? This is the Impact and How to Overcome It Bun –

It is undeniable, almost everyone experiences sleep patterns changing during fasting, including Mother. If not treated in the right way, it can increase the risk of medical conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.

In the fasting month, all Muslims around the world are definitely competing to do positive activities. The reason is, those who do good in the month of Ramadan will get a double reward from Allah SWT.

Of course, you also don’t want to miss that opportunity, do you? One important thing that everyone needs to have to undergo this service is health. Despite enduring hunger and thirst during the fasting month, Mother also needs to keep her body fit.



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When fasting, Mother’s sleep schedule will change. This can make Mother get less quality sleep, which in turn increases the risk of various diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

The impact of changing sleep patterns during fasting

Although it sounds trivial, lack of sleep can actually trigger a bad impact on the body. Not only physical health, but also mental, mother. So, what are the effects of a lack of good quality sleep? Check out the following, OK?

1. Diabetes

Without realizing it, it turns out that lack of sleep can cause type-2 diabetes mellitus, you know, Mother. Dr. Reinita Arlin, medical doctor and presenter, explained that during sleep the blood vessels function to reset everyone’s body.

However, this function will not work properly if for example Mother does not have quality and appropriate sleep on the clock.

“Type-2 diabetes mellitus is diabetes which can indeed be said because of our lifestyle which often eats high calories and sugar,” said Arlin, at the Zinus Media Gathering event.

At night there are two hormones that work on your body, namely ghrelin and leptin. Ghrelin is a hormone that increases hunger, while leptin decreases appetite.

“If the hormone works when we sleep, it’s okay. But when we wake up, that’s the temptation (hunger) starts there. Usually the hunger exceeds during the day. Well, at that time sometimes people tend to eat foods high in calories and sugar,” he explained.

If this habit is carried out continuously, it can cause a person to develop type-2 diabetes mellitus, Mother.

2. Increasing obesity

Related to obesity, increasing hunger at night can make Mother eat more portions than during the day. This is what makes it easy for Mother to gain weight.

3. More sensitive

If lack of sleep, Mother feel irritable? Of course, this can happen because lack of sleep can impair the function of the amygdala, the organ in the brain that functions to regulate one’s emotions.

“Lack of quality sleep can cause the amygdala to overreact, which causes us to get emotional easily,” said Arlin.

4. Lack of focus

Not getting good quality sleep can also interfere with your daily activities. One of them is a lack of focus or often forgetting when doing tasks, thus hindering Mother’s productivity.

“Lack of sleep also disrupts the function of brain cells, especially the memory. So, it makes it easy for us to forget or not be able to focus on pursuing tasks,” said Arlin.

5 Ways to deal with changing sleep patterns during fasting

If you are sleep deprived, you need to make a few changes so you can get good quality sleep. Even though it is quite difficult to do consistently, Mother will get used to this habit.

1. Have a dim light while sleeping

Sounds trivial, but this one step can also help you fall asleep faster and of course provide good quality sleep, Mother.

“It turns out that there is research on dim light, it can improve sleep quality because when the light is bright, our body will follow it, so it is difficult to sleep,” he explained.

2. Room temperature

Did you know? It turns out that room temperature is also a determinant of having good sleep quality, you know. Arlin recommends mothers to have a normal room temperature, not too hot and not too cold.

3. Schedule meal times

During fasting, some people prefer dinner time after coming home from Tarawih prayers. In fact, at this time it can actually make Mother have a messy sleep schedule, thus making Mother sleep deprived.

Everyone needs to have 7 to 9 hours of sleep. Arlin suggested that when fasting, bedtime should be brought forward faster because Muslims need to get up before Fajr to carry out the meal.

“The best time to eat is two hours before going to bed. So, if fasting, it is better to eat before the Isya prayer. When fasting, it is better to advance sleep time in order to get good quality,” he suggested.

4. Avoid bringing gadgets into the room

The habit that many people often do is playing gadgets before going to bed. This actually prevents them from resting, you know, Mother.

“It really disturbs our circadian rhythm, really disturbs our sleepiness level,” he said.

5. Choose comfortable items for sleeping

Not many people know, it turns out that choosing items such as pillows, bolsters and blankets that are comfortable for sleeping can also help mothers get quality sleep, you know. Choosing a comfortable pillow can help you maintain relaxed muscles so that when you wake up, your body doesn’t feel sore.

So, those are some things you need to know about sleep patterns changing during fasting and how to deal with them. Hopefully useful, yes, Mother.

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