5 reasons for having insomnia in Ramadan


Published: 2018-05-25 16:46

Last Updated: 2021-04-18 19:10

You need to take care of your food and health
You need to take care of your food and health

Fasting for 30 days during Ramadan changes one’s daily routine. One of the things bound to change is their sleep pattern, as they tend to wake up for Suhoor in the early hours of the morning and attempt to go back to sleep before waking up for work again.

But why do some people have insomnia and feel exhausted during Ramadan?

1. Less exercise: Sports can help fasting Muslims to endure more pressure, and feel less tired. The less they exercise during Ramadan, the more tired they feel.

2. Hydration: Drinking less water causes dehydration, and reduces the amount of blood in the body. Therefore, less blood is pumped, and less oxygen reaches the muscles.

3. Iron reduction: having less iron will make you feel more exhausted. It will also make some people feel more angry and tense.

4. Having large amounts of caffeine: we all crave coffee while fasting. But drinking more than three cups of coffee every day will make you feel tired and unable to sleep, and it’s not preferable to drink it six hours before bedtime.

5. Not eating enough nutritious meals: you should keep a certain level of blood glucose, that’s why it’s a good idea to stop eating meals that are rich in simple carbohydrates, which increases your glucose levels then decreases them quickly, as this will make you feel more tired.