According to incomplete statistics from the China Sleep Research Association: the incidence of insomnia among Chinese adults is as high as 38.2%, that is to say, 300 million people in China suffer from insomnia every year.
I am obviously very tired, but I can’t fall asleep even if I try my best. I toss and turn every night, and it is difficult to fall asleep. Finally fell asleep, still dreaming, sleeping restlessly, waking up with a little movement, difficult to fall asleep after waking up, waking up the next morning, as if I had been up all night, feeling that my body and soul were “hollowed out”, tired to crash!
First, insomnia to a certain extent can also cause memory loss
Insomnia is a subjective experience that affects daytime social function due to difficulties in falling asleep and/or maintaining sleep. The quality or quantity of sleep does not meet the normal physiological needs. It is the most common sleep disorder disease.
Memory loss belongs to the category of cognitive impairment, and memory loss caused by insomnia is mostly caused by insomnia It can also reduce decision-making ability and work ability, and it can be accompanied by symptoms such as tension, anxiety, and depression in severe cases.
Researchers conducted a survey of 1954 insomnia outpatients and found that 80.71% of insomnia patients were accompanied by memory loss. Research on the relationship between sleep and memory in the elderly shows that a good night’s sleep is very important for the firmness of memory.
Insomnia is also known in traditional Chinese medicine as “insomnia”, “not to lie down”, “sleepless eyes”, etc. , modern doctors of traditional Chinese medicine mostly believe that its pathogenesis is related to the liver, and the disease location is in the brain. Memory loss is called “forgetfulness” and “happy forgetting” in traditional Chinese medicine. It is believed that its disease location is in the brain, mostly caused by qi stagnation and blood stasis, while the liver stores blood and governs catharsis. Therefore, the onset of insomnia and memory loss is related to liver disease. Brain related.
Second, how can I judge whether I have insomnia?
Refer to the diagnostic criteria for insomnia in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems , Combining the six items of the internationally accepted SPIEGEL scale (time to fall asleep, total sleep time, number of night awakenings, sleep depth, dreaming, and feeling after waking up) as the diagnostic criteria.
①Sleep disorders: Including difficulty in falling asleep and being unable to sleep for a long time , or wake up intermittently, dreaming all night, seeming to be asleep or waking up early, unable to fall asleep after waking up, or having trouble sleeping all night;
②The above sleep disorders occur at least 3 times a week and last for more than 2 weeks;
③ During the day, symptoms such as mental fatigue, or dizziness, dizziness, palpitation and upset, affecting work and study and social activity features;
④It is not a complication of physical disease or other mental illness;
⑤According to the 6 items of the internationally accepted SPIEGEL scale (time to fall asleep, total sleep time, number of night awakenings, depth of sleep, dreaming situation, feeling after waking up), the test score is ≥9 points, <12 points for insomnia, ≥12 points insomnia. Degree of insomnia: ≥12 points for mild insomnia; ≥18 points for moderate insomnia; ≥24 points for severe insomnia.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Liver Depression and Stasis Syndrome Differentiation Criteria: Insomnia has a long history, often caused by poor emotions or mental fatigue. Pale complexion, dark eye sockets, suborbital stains, dark purple tongue, tongue with ecchymosis, etc.
The main symptoms are difficulty sleeping at night, upset and depression; chest pain Or distending pain in both ribs, or reticence, lacklustre complexion, dark eye sockets or suborbital stains, dark purple tongue, and ecchymosis on the tongue are secondary symptoms.
3. How to treat What about insomnia with memory loss?
Insomnia, Chinese medicine calls it “insomnia”, the basic pathogenesis is: Yang Sheng Yin declines, Yin and Yang lose their relationship. Memory loss, also known as “forgetfulness”, is located in the brain.
You can use Yongzitang Tianma Xingnao Capsules for medicine, Tianma is the king drug in the prescription , can calm the liver and relieve wind and relieve convulsions; earthworm is a minister drug, which can help the monarch medicine Gastrodia elata to clear heat and calm the liver, relieve wind and relieve convulsions. Shichangpu dissolves phlegm and resuscitates, removes dampness and promotes qi. Polygala eliminates phlegm, soothes the nerves, and improves intelligence, and is used for insomnia, dreaminess, forgetfulness, palpitations, trance and other diseases. Rehmannia glutinosa nourishes the blood, nourishes the essence and fills the marrow. Cistanche tonifies kidney yang, nourishes essence and blood, moisturizes the intestines and laxes the bowels, and the four flavors are adjuvant medicines. The combination of various medicines can achieve the effects of nourishing the liver and kidney, calming the liver and calming the wind, resolving phlegm and calming the nerves.
Tianma Xingnao Capsule can shorten the sleep latency of patients, improve the duration of sleep, reduce the number of sleep awakenings, improve the sleep index of patients, and improve the quality of sleep of patients.
- You can try the following 3 methods on a daily basis, which can help Soothe the brain and fall asleep peacefully:
① It’s okay to be in a daze and listen to music: Overloaded mental work will inhibit the vitality of brain cells, so learning to let the brain rest is particularly important. Being in a daze is a kind of spiritual self-emptying.
America’s “Fox News Network” pointed out that trance can relieve stress and increase blood flow to the brain , to maintain the supply of oxygen, so that the mind becomes sharp again.
②Maintain a good attitude: Mental health is the focus of brain health care . A peaceful state of mind is beneficial to the coordination and stability of the cerebral cortex and nerves, be free and easy, and don’t always take unpleasant things to heart. After retirement, middle-aged and elderly people can participate in classes for the elderly,Learn new things and stay curious.
③You can try to supplement the nutrients that are good for the brain:Eat Some foods rich in phospholipids, protein, choline, calcium, magnesium, etc. can supplement the needs of brain memory, such as nuts, eggs, milk, and vegetable oils rich in omega 3 fatty acids.
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 Xu Liang, Wang Bo. Effects of Wuling Capsules on Liver Depression and Blood Stasis Type Insomnia with Memory Loss[J]. Henan Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2017,37(02):270-272 .