Overview

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep and/or hard to stay asleep.

The main insomnia symptoms are subjective feelings of insufficient or poor quality sleep. Another important sign is trouble falling asleep, early awakening or restless sleep in favorable conditions.

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What causes insomnia?

There are several external causes of insomnia. It’s very likely that your sleep won’t be normal if you:

  • Stay awake at night
  • Change time zones frequently
  • Fond of coffee, tea, or alcohol
  • Smoke before bed
  • Prefer to play sports late at night
  • Watch horror movies regularly

Sometimes insomnia occurs due to traumatic brain injury, drug abuse, such as tranquilizers or sedatives. Depending on the reason for your poor sleep our professionals will offer you the best possible insomnia treatment.

Symptoms of insomnia.

Regular problems with falling asleep, frequent or too early awakenings — if this situation occurs 3 times a week or more, it’s time to consult a specialist. Insomnia has a lot of consequences, so if you notice the following signs — immediately contact the doctor:

  • Constant sleepiness, irritability, or fatigue during the day
  • Feeling that you are not getting enough sleep
  • Absent-mindedness
  • Nightmares
  • Headaches in the morning
  • Constant nervousness
  • Sudden unreasonable mood swings

Physiological causes of insomnia.

Insomnia can have a variety of reasons, but they are all divided into two groups according to their nature: physiological and psychophysiological insomnia. The first one manifests itself through:

  • Diseases accompanied by pain at night time
  • Disorders in the thyroid gland
  • Menopause in women
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Age
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Iron deficiency
  • Kidney failure

If there are no pathologies, and insomnia is present, the reasons may be psychological. For example, extreme anxiety, nervous tension, stress can permanently deprive sleep or make it intermittent ending up with insomnia treatment.

How to treat insomnia?

How to treat insomnia?

How to treat insomnia?

The first task of a sleep doctor in the treatment of insomnia is to identify the causes of the problem. To do this, the doctor performs a series of tests, including anamnesis, polysomnography, physical examination and analyses referring to other health groups. After that the specialist can prescribe taking several insomnia medication, regular physical exercise or a massage course.

Sleep disorders should be taken seriously, because they can indicate certain disorders in the body. A timely visit to a doctor allows you to identify the reason for insomnia and cope with it, which means that you can give yourself the opportunity to have a normal night’s rest, recovery and well-being during the day.

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