Insomnia

Do you feel difficulty in sleep, or do you need to wait several hours before you sleep? If yes, then you should read this article. If this condition is short term, then it’s ok, but if you have these symptoms from a long time, then you must be worried about it because you may have insomnia.

Insomnia is basically a sleep disorder in which you feel trouble to sleep. If you have feeling difficulty from one night too few weeks, then it will be acute, but if it lasts from continuously from 3 nights to 3 months, then it will be severe.

Types

There are two types of insomnia which are given below:

Primary Insomnia– primary insomnia is not connected to any health condition

Secondary insomnia– insomnia may occur due to any mental or physical health issue

Causes of insomnia

  • Primary insomnia causes may include stressful life events, change or loss of job, divorce or death of loved ones.
  • Environmental changes like noise or heat.
  • Changes in sleep schedule like due to night shift job etc.
  • Secondary insomnia causes may include mental health issues like stress, depression and anxiety especially.
  • Due to pain
  • Use of alcohol, caffeine or drugs
  • Can occur due to other sleep disorders

What are the symptoms of insomnia?

There are following common symptoms of insomnia that a person may experience at the start of the issue:

  • Feeling of tiredness
  • Feeling of sleepiness especially at day time
  • Feeling of fatigue
  • A person may also feel difficult to concentrate

Diagnoses 

If you consult with a doctor, he may ask a few questions related to your sleep. He may ask you to keep one week record of sleep like when did you sleep, how many hours did you sleep? Did you sleep continuously or you find it hard to sleep etc. if you are married they might ask your partner about how better do you sleep?

Is there any treatment for insomnia? 

Yes, based on the severity of your issue, your psychologist will provide you with treatment. This treatment can range from one week to a few months.We recommend you to do not take sleeping pills; they have various side effects that can disturb your mental function.

How to avoid insomnia? 

 It’s better to avoid healthy habits that help you to sleep. Try to sleep at the same time every day and try to wake up early morning. A daily walk or jogging/exercise will also have positive impacts on the mind, and you can sleep in a better way.

Try to avoid drink like the use of excessive alcohol or caffeine, and they can disturb your sleep and may lead you toward insomnia.

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