Everyone suffers from insomnia in their lives. Nearly 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia every year. Usually, the problem only lasts for a couple of nights but in some extreme cases insomnia can be chronic and may go on for days at an end. There are different types of insomnia:
As per research, comorbid insomnia accounts for 85-95 percentage of chronic insomnia, however, insomnia is a serious problem and many medical conditions are directly related to it.
Stress is the basic cause of insomnia. Continuously worrying about financial matters, love affairs, and other stress-inducing matters increases the risk of insomnia.
Sleeping late, getting less than five hours of sleep and irregular sleeping pattern leads to chronic insomnia.
Patients with medical conditions like heart ailments, cancer, and other serious medical issues tend to suffer more from sleeplessness.
There are certain substances, like caffeine, nicotine, drugs which gives an unnatural boost to the brain hence making it hard to fall asleep.
There are ways to manage insomnia since insomnia is not preventable due to its widespread causes. Managing insomnia can prove to be difficult but here are a few effective tips to manage insomnia.
No matter what the type or cause, insomnia should be treated as a disease and the person should consult a psychiatrist.
Written by: Dr. H Kaur
Edited by: J Dias