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What is Insomnia?

It is a sleep disorder in which people find it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep or both. People who have the above sickness don`t feel refreshed when they wake up from sleep.
It is the most of all sleep disorder, according to American psychiatric association (APA) they state that one-third of all adult complain of this symptoms, but between 6 to 10 of adult have insomnia symptoms, which are triggered by life changes, mental condition, and its types may be characterized by their symptoms which include:

Onset insomnia

is a mental term in which one has difficulty falling asleep at the beginning of the night.

Maintenance insomnia

is a type for the inability to stay asleep, people with maintenance insomnia often wake up during the night and they find it difficult to go back to sleep. click here

Situational insomnia

it lasts for days or even weeks. 

Episodic insomnia

lasts for one to three weeks. 

Persistent insomnia

lasts up to three months. 

What are the Factors/Causes of Insomnia?

Below are the factors and causes of this sickness
it can occur at any age and is most likely to affect women than men, it causes may include:
1- arthritis or back pain. 
2- anxiety. 
3- depression. 
4- emotional disorder. 
4- change in work hours. 
5- high level of stress. 
6- use of a substance. 
7- food digested problems. 
8- poverty (lower income)
9- traveling to different time zones. 
10- sedentary lifestyle. 
11- illness/disease condition. 

What are the Symptoms of Insomnia?

People with this sickness constantly report at least one of the following symptoms:
1- waking too early in the morning. 
2- trouble of falling or staying asleep. 
3- un refreshing sleep.

These symptoms may lead to stress, mood changes, irritability. 

How can this disease be treated?
They are both pharmaceutical and non- pharmaceutical treatment of this sickness. 

Pharmaceutical treatment of Insomnia includes: 

1- antihistamine. 
2- zolpidem (ambien)

Note that not all sleep aid is appropriate for everyone. 

Non-pharmaceutical treatment includes:

1- avoid exercise near bedtime. 
2- minimize time spent on your bed when you are not especially intending to sleep, such as watching television or surfing the Web on your phone. 
3- reduce stress. 
4- drinking of warm milk. 
5- taking herbal tea, valerians. 
6- changing lifestyle, practicing aromatherapy (by inhaling or massaging essential oil products from a variety of plant, flower, and tree into the skin). 
7- avoid caffeinated beverages near bedtime. 

All these can help you be free from insomnia. 

Are you having the above sickness? where you able to battle it?
Tell us your experience or add what you know about it from the comment section below… click here

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