10 Interesting Facts about Insomnia

Have you ever got Insomnia? A common sleep disorder will be explained on Facts about Insomnia. Insomnia can happen to everyone, especially adults. They will get difficulties to fall asleep. That is why they only have poor-quality sleep or a little sleep. Besides, when they wake up, they will not feel refreshed. There are three different types of Insomnia. They are Transient Insomnia, Acute Insomnia, and Chronic Insomnia. Here are ten interesting facts about Insomnia.

Facts about Insomnia 1: Causes of Insomnia

There are many factors which can cause Insomnia, such as stress, anxiety, use of caffeine or other stimulants, medical, psychiatric, sleep disorders, environmental factors, and depression. Besides, there are two kinds of it that are primary insomnia and secondary insomnia. Cause of insomnia which is not related with medical condition belong to primary insomnia. Whereas secondary insomnia is related to medical condition.

Facts about Insomnia 2: Symptoms of insomnia

There are many symptoms of insomnia which can happen to everyone. Sleep problems, worrying about going to bed, sleepy all a long day,  school problems, memory problems, irritability, depression, hyperactivity, aggression, having accidents are some examples of insomnia symptoms.

Depression is one of the symptoms of insomnia
Depression is one of the symptom of insomnia

Facts about Insomnia 3: Diagnosis of Insomnia

Actually, there is no certain test for insomnia. We can use symptoms of insomnia, psychiatric problems, medical problems, and other sleep disorders to confirm the diagnosis of Insomnia.

Facts about Insomnia 4: Insomniac

Insomniac is a person who suffer Insomnia. Whereas when people cannot sleep is called as Insomnia.


Facts about Insomnia 5: Transient Insomnia

Transient Insomnia is one of the type of Insomnia. It happens from one night to a few weeks. That is why it belongs to a short period of time.

Facts about Insomnia 6: Acute Insomnia

Acute insomnia have longer time than Transient Insomnia. Approximately, people who suffer acute insomnia will get difficulty to sleep around a few weeks to about six months. Excessive worry, jet lag, stress, illness, environmental factors (light, noise, temperature), stimulant (alcohol, caffeine, nicotine) are the causes of acute insomnia.

Facts about Insomnia 7: Chronic Insomnia

Chronic insomnia occur for years at a time. Chronic Stress, depression, anxiety, and pain are caused by chronic insomnia.

Facts about Insomnia 8: Health condition

Heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and stroke are  health conditions which can happen in people with chronic cases of insomnia.

Heart disease
Heart disease

Facts about Insomnia 9: Treatments

There are many treatments that can be used to help your insomnia. They are drugs, certain herbs, and therapy. For thereapy, it can change your behaviour to get insomnia. Let’s try the treatments.

Facts about Insomnia 10: Treatments for children

There are many treatment methods which can be used for children. For examples; having good sleep hygiene habits, maintaining comfortable sleep environment, teaching children how to relax, removing clocks from the bedroom, considering behavioral therapy, and more.

Removing clocks from the bedroom
Removing clocks from the bedroom

We have talked facts about Insomnia. Do you know other facts about it? Hopefully this facts will help you to know more about Insomnia.

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