Insomnia, a sleep disorder where people have trouble sleeping. It is a sleep disorder that regularly affects millions of people worldwide. It commonly leads to daytime sleepiness.

Insomnia can be separated into three types…

Acute Insomnia– It is also called short-term insomnia.

Transitory Insomnia– This type of insomnia occurs when symptoms last from a few days to a few weeks.

Chronic Insomnia– Chronic insomnia lasts for months or years. Chronic insomnia may be resulting from another primary problem.

There are some people like travellers, shift workers, drug user, pregnant women, and people with health disorder, more likely to suffer from insomnia.

Causes of Insomnia

Physical factor, as well as a psychological factor, can cause insomnia. Insomnia is commonly caused by Disruptions in Circadian rhythm, psychological issue, medical condition, and hormones.

Symptoms of Insomnia

  • Waking during night
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Sleepiness
  • Waking earlier than desired
  • Poor concentration
  • Feeling tired after night’s sleep
  • Depression
  • Headache

Treatment for Insomnia

Insomnia treatment focuses on to dictate the cause, once the cause is identified this can be properly treated. For the treatment of insomnia, both medical and non-pharmacological treatment can be used.

Non-pharmacological treatments for Insomnia…

  • By Improving sleep hygiene
  • Meditation
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Stimulus control therapy
  • Sleep restriction

Medical treatments for Insomnia are…

  • Ramelteon
  • Antidepressants
  • Over the counter sleep aids
  • Prescription
  • Antihistamines