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INSOMNIA - A major problem ruining lives across the globe

  • By Admin
  • 30 Aug 2016

Prolonged and usually abnormal inability to get enough sleep is referred as Insomnia. The person suffering from it complains about inadequate or poor quality sleep an no peace of mind.

PROBLEM INCLUDE FACTORS LIKE

1) difficulty falling asleep

2) Waking up frequently during night with difficulty in getting back to sleep.

3) Waking up too early in the morning

4) Un refreshing sleep.

Insomnia account for the measure of satisfaction associated with sleep and not the duration of sleep or the time taken by a person to fall asleep. The need for sleep and satisfaction gained from it, varies from person to person.

CONSEQUENCES OF INSOMNIA

1) Tiredness

2) sleepiness or fatigue during day time

3) Lack of energy

4) Struggling to stay awake

5) No Peace of mind

6) Difficulty concentrating at workplace

7) Problem arises in relationships

8) Frequent mood swings

9) Impulsive or Aggressive behavior.

We all have a night of bad sleep i.e. acute insomnia, like when one is studying for a test or has a very high-stakes job interview, but if the sleeping problem persists for more than three months and occurs at least thrice a week, then the person is likely to be suffering from chronic insomnia and must consult the sleep specialist immediately. Insomnia is now generally referred to as an epidemic that is affecting tens of millions of people worldwide. It is more commonly found in women than men. There is no denying that the insomnia increases with age. According to a study, people aged between 18 - 34 years of age show 14% incidence of insomnia which increases up to 25% in people aged between 65 & 79 years.

CAUSES OF INSOMNIA

-Stress -Anxiety

-Depression

-Eating late in the evening

-Caffeine, nicotine, alcohol

-Change in sleeping pattern

-Already Suffering from any disease

-Transformation in working environment One must not ignore bouts of sleeplessness at all.

Seeking medical advice is the prime and foremost thing to do. Sleep specialists provide behavioral sleep therapies or medications or a combination of both to their patients in order to combat insomnia. A wide variety of medications referred to as sleeping aids are now used to deal with and overcome the sleeping disorders.

HOW TO AVOID INSOMNIA

-Adopting a healthy lifestyle

-Morning/evening walk

-Eat healthy foods

POINT TO PONDER

Never go for self-medication while suffering from insomnia, it is highly imperative for you to seek medical/specialist advice.