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Insomnia Symptoms, Remedies and Causes

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What is Insomnia? Definition

What is Insomnia? The Definition of Insomnia: Insomnia involves difficulty falling asleep and / or staying asleep. Insomnia is a symptom which can accompany several sleep, medical and psychiatric disorders.

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Alternative Names for Insomnia?
Other names or references to Insomnia include:

  • Inability to sleep
  • Dyssomnia (Dyssomnia is a classification for sleeping disorders characterized by either insomnia (too little sleep) or hypersomnia (too much sleep)
  • Sleeplessness
  • Wakefulness

Insomnia Causes
What are the causes of Insomnia? The causes may include the following:

  • Stress / Anxiety / Worry
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Too much stimulation / Caffeine
  • Health Problems and Medications
  • Drugs, Alcohol, Nicotine
  • Too much noise / light
  • Uncomfortable bed / mattress / pillows / bedding
  • Sleeping during the day - too many catnaps
  • Working night shifts
  • Traveling through multiple time zones

Insomnia Symptoms
What are the symptoms of Insomnia? What are the effects? The symptoms of Insomnia include the following:

  • Mood Changes
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Drowsiness
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Reduction in memory and Reduced mental performance
  • Reduced control
  • Reduced awareness
  • Negativity
  • Low sex drive
  • Low energy levels
  • Weight gain

Insomnia Treatment / Remedies / Medication / Cures
What is used as a treatment, remedy, cure or medication for Insomnia? The following info is not a substitute for a medical assessment or diagnostic procedure, but serves as a useful guide to help focus future discussions. The Insomnia Treatment / Remedies / Medication may include the following:

  • Mild cases require no treatment
  • Herbal / Alternative treatments - Ginseng, Lavender oil, Valerian
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Prescribed medication includes the following drug treatments:
    • Flunitrazepam
    • Midazolam
    • Zolpidem
    • Restyl
    • Temazepam
    • Zaleplon
    • Zopiclone
    • Amitrypline
    • Antidepressants
    • Antihistaminics
    • Chlorpheniramine

The sole purpose of the article on a sleep disorder such as Insomnia is to act as a reference guide to provide useful information regarding sleeping problems. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat Insomnia or as a substitute for obtaining professional medical advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your health please consult your medical practitioner immediately.

Facts about Insomnia
Some interesting facts are as follows:

  • Fact 1: The average adult needs a total sleep time of 7 to 9 hours per day - it is not true that older people need less sleep
  • Fact 2: Insomnia is a chronic problem for about 10% of people

This information regarding sleep and sleeping disorders is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Dream disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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