What is Insomnia, Are you an Insomniac, Insomnia Treatment, Causes and Symptoms What is Insomnia, Are you an Insomniac, Insomnia Treatment, Causes and Symptoms (nTElls)

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What is Insomnia, Are you an Insomniac, Insomnia Treatment, Causes and Symptoms


What is Insomnia?
It is a sleep disorder in which people find it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep or both. People who have insomnia don`t feel refreshed when they wake up from sleep.

Insomnia is the most of all sleep disorder, according to American psychiatric association (APA) they state that one-third of all adult complain of insomnia 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 for insomnia 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.
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 Insomnia
Insomnia 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 insomnia constantly report at least one of the following symptoms:
1- waking too early in the morning. 
2- trouble of falling or staying asleep. 
3- unrefreshing sleep.

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

How can Insomnia be treated?
They are both pharmaceutical and non- pharmaceutical treatment of insomnia. 

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 insomnia? where you able to battle it?

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