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Insomnia

Sleeplessness...

Insomnia

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia that is also known as 'sleeplessness and trouble sleep, is a sleeping disorder that cause people having trouble sleeping. They may have difficulty in falling asleep, or staying asleep as long as they desired. It may result in an increased risk of motor vehicle collisions, as well as problems focusing and learning. Insomnia can be short term that last for days and weeks or long term insomnia lasts for more than a month.

What causes insomnia

Anxiety, stress, and depression are the most common causes of  insomnia. Having trouble sleeping can make anxiety, stress, and depression symptoms worse. Emotional and psychological other causes include anger, worry, grief, bipolar disorder, and trauma.

Symptoms of Insomnia

Having difficulty in falling asleep, including difficulty finding a comfortable sleeping position.

Waking during the night, being unable to return to sleep and waking up early.

Not able to focus on daily tasks, having difficulty in remembering.

Daytime sleepiness, irritability, depression or anxiety.

Feeling tired or having low energy during the day. 

Trouble in concentrating.

Being irritable, acting aggressive or impulsive.

Treatment

Avoiding or limiting naps.

Treating pain at bedtime.

Avoiding large meals, beverages, alcohol, and nicotine before bedtime.

Find some soothing ways to relax into sleep.

Make your bedroom suitable for sleep by keeping it dark, cool, and free of devices, such as clocks, a cell phone, or television.

Sleep with a positive attitude. 

Do regular exercise.

Try relaxing activities before sleeping.

Limit your activities on bed.

Stop checking the time.

Reduce your stress.

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