Insomnia is a condition that can be said to be the difficulty in falling asleep and even if the person falls asleep, they find it hard to stay asleep for a long time. It is a condition that is affected by millions of people across the world. An increase in number can be noticed in the recent years as the stress level in people has considerably increased over the years.
The lack of good sleeping habits, biological factors, or specific substances can result in the development of insomnia in a person. It can also be due to medical and psychiatric conditions that might result in the brain of the person not being able to stop staying awake. The condition leads to lethargy, daytime sleepiness, and mental and physical well-being affected by the condition server.
The person who is affected by the condition can have extreme difficulty in falling asleep. They might wake up after falling asleep and would find it hard to go back to sleep. They always end up being tired during the day which can affect their work and school life drastically. It is also found that people affected by insomnia might wake up in the early hours of the morning.
Insomnia is divided into two based on the period it lasts.
Acute insomnia (short term) is the condition where the person is under the effect of insomnia for at least one night, and it can last up to a few weeks.
Chronic insomnia (long term) is where the person has insomnia for at least three times a week which lasts for at least a month or more.
It is the condition where insomnia in that person is suffering from lack of sleep due to the result of any health problems associated with it.
It is the condition where the person is having a sleeping issue due to other health issues the person is associated with. Depression, cancer, asthma, arthritis, pain or medication can be some of the common causes. Substance abuse such as alcohol or drugs can also result in the development of the condition of insomnia.
There are a number of symptoms associated with insomnia. It can also be said that insomnia itself is a symptom for some of the condition or health problem that you have. The common symptoms that are the result of insomnia are depression, irritability, headaches due to tension, difficulty in falling asleep at night, etc.
Sleep deprivation can also result in the development of insomnia in a person. It is estimated that the twenty percent of accidents caused by non-alcoholic reasons are due to insomnia.