What causes insomnia and its effects on body during weight loss program?

Question: I wanna know what causes insomnia and its effects on body during weight loss program.

Answer: I am PN on demand coached on Lifestyle habits and a sports Nutrition coach as well. Consider this. When you do not sleep well your body is under stress that may lead to weight gain, Your Hormonal balance and Bio chemical processes are taken a beating, you do not recover well and your performance is hindered besides several other risks. I’m listing all the common causes of insomnia that include: psychological causes, physical causes and Temporary events or factors. You can identify, evaluate and rule out the possibilities:

|| Psychological Causes: ||

* Anxiety, a condition in which individuals feel increased tension, apprehension, and feelings of helplessness, fear, worry, and uncertainty. This may be due to the effects that other people at work have on us, financial worries, concerns over relationships outside work or numerous other causes.
* Stress, or how effectively a person copes with any emotional, physical, social, economic, or other factor that requires a response or change.
* Depression, a mood disturbance characterized by feelings of sadness, despair, and discouragement.
In addition, a lack of a good night's sleep can lead to these very same psychological problems, and a vicious cycle can develop. Professional counseling from a doctor, therapist, or sleep specialist can help individuals cope with these conditions.

|| The physical causes: ||
* Hormonal changes in women. These include premenstrual syndrome, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause.
* Decreased melatonin A hormone (a chemical produced by the body and carried by the bloodstream to another part of the body to stimulate or retard its function) produced in the hypothalamus of the brain that causes a drop in body temperature and sleepiness yaar.. The levels of melatonin, the hormone that helps control sleep, decrease as a person ages. By age 60, the body produces very little melatonin.
* Medical conditions. These include allergies, arthritis, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, and Parkinson's disease.
* Pain and discomfort from a medical illness or injury often interfere with sleep.
* Genetics. Problems with insomnia do seem to run in some families, although researchers have yet to identify how genetics play a role.
* Other sleep disorders. These include sleep apnea A sleep disorder characterized by periods when breathing temporarily stops; the person is momentarily unable to move respiratory muscles or maintain an air flow through the nose and mouth. (in which one temporarily stops breathing during sleep) and periodic leg and arm movements during sleep (in which one's muscles excessively twitch or jerk).

|| Temporary Events Or Factors ||

Short-term insomnia can be linked to events and factors that are often temporary, such as:
* Adjustment sleep disorder. This form of sleeplessness is a reaction to change or stress. It may be caused by a traumatic event such as an illness or loss of a loved one, or a minor event such as a change in the weather or an argument with someone.
* Jet lag. Air travel across time zones often causes brief bouts of insomnia.
* Working the night shift or long shifts. Individuals who work at night and those who work long shifts may have trouble adjusting their sleep habits.
* Medications. Insomnia can be a side effect of various medications, both prescription and over-the-counter.
* Overuse of caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine most commonly disrupts sleep. While a drink or two before bed may help a person relax, more than that can lead to fragmented sleep and wakefulness a few hours later.
* Environmental noise, extreme temperatures, or a change in a person's surrounding environment

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