Insomnia Facts

Thank you for taking a moment to learn a bit more about insomnia.  Here are some of the facts and symptoms surrounding it.  Read on to test what you know or to learn a little more about it.

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is such a wonderful word, I think, but what does it mean?  It’s a sleep disorder that is mostly made up of poor sleep quality.  People who experience it can have difficulty falling asleep at night, waking up frequently during the night and having trouble getting back to sleep or waking up earlier than planned and being unable to fall back to sleep.

Signs and Symptoms
  • General lack of energy
  • Experience excessive sleepiness during the daytime
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Forgetfulness
  • Feeling as if sleep was unrefreshing
  • Decreased performance at work or at school
  • Troubles in personal and professional relationships
  • Having accidents at work or while driving
  • Decreased quality of life
  • Depression
Insomnia and Other Conditions

Insomnia can be frequently interlinked with other conditions such as depression, anxiety, chronic stress or pain or allergies.  Some of these conditions can be known to cause insomnia (such as depression disorders) and sometimes insomnia can cause these conditions instead.  More often than not, treating severe insomnia relies solely upon treating the underlying condition that is causing it.  Sedatives are easy for someone to become dependant on and long-term use can result in the patient being unable to fall asleep without them.  With acute insomnia, however, it rarely has to be treated as symptoms can go away on their own.

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Thank you for looking through these facts about insomnia.  Why not take a look around the rest of the site?  Perhaps you’d like to learn a bit more about depression or anxiety or visit our mythbuster page where we crack open some of the common misconceptions surrounding these conditions.  Alternatively you might like to take a look at my journey and see how I cope with these on a day to day basis.

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Become a PatronDisclaimer: I am not an expert, nor am I medically qualified.  This blog is based on my personal experiences only.  Always seek medical advice in the first instance.