What is Insomnia?


Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling or staying asleep even when the suspect has a chance to do so. Suspect with Insomnia can feel dissatisfied with sleep, waking up early in the morning and feeling tired upon waking up.

How Many type of Insomnia?

  1. Primary Insomnia that suspect is having sleep problems that are not directly connected with any health conditions. Primary Insomnia often happens because of life circumstances like (when you can’t fall asleep after receiving bad news). Many suspects may have experienced this type of passing sleep disruption. Primary Insomnia tends to resolve without any treatment.
  2. Secondary insomnia means that a suspect is having sleep problems because of a health condition. Like (asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer, heartburn); medication they are taking or a substance they are using like (alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco).

Acute vs. Chronic Insomnia

Insomnia also varies in how long it lasts and how often it occurs to suspect. It can be short-term called Acute Insomnia or can last a long time called Chronic Insomnia. It can also come and go, with periods when a person has no sleep problems. Acute insomnia can last from one night to one or two weeks. Insomnia is called chronic when a suspect has insomnia at least three nights a week for three months or longer.

Causes of Acute Insomnia

  • Significant life stress like (job loss, death of a loved one and divorce)
  • Illness
  • Emotional or physical discomfort
  • Environmental factors like (noise, light, or extreme temperatures hot or cold) may interference to fall asleep
  • Some medications like (suspect used to treat allergies, depression, high blood pressure, and asthma) may cause interference to fall asleep
  • Interferences in regular sleep schedule like (jet lag or switching from a day to night shift job)

Causes of chronic insomnia

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Chronic stress
  • Pain or discomfort at night

Medical Causes of Insomnia

  • Nasal/sinus allergies
  • Gastrointestinal problems such as reflux
  • Endocrine problems such as hyperthyroidism
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Low back pain

Symptoms of Insomnia

  • Sleepiness during the day time
  • Tiredness while waking up
  • Irritability
  • Problems with concentration
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