Insomnia- Everything you need to know about this chronic condition

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Are you happy with your Sleep Hygiene?

Do you have a disturbed sleep pattern?

Does your toss and turns affect your daily routine?

Insomnia is a type of sleep disorder that is now commonly found among many adults. It is a condition where the affected person can’t sleep or keeps sleeping or both. Insomnia is also one of the most common sleep disorders. Most of us experience insomnia at any one point in our lives.

Often insomnia is attributed to physiological and psychological changes of a person. Insomnia is not an age-related disease. It can affect anyone, given the right trigger.

Sudden changes in working hours, sedentary lifestyle, stress, traumatic events such as death, accidents, separation and so on are even some of the factors that contribute to insomnia’s onset. Insomnia that lasts for a brief while is known as short-term insomnia. It is a brief happening that often occurs due to a sudden change in the daily habits of the person. However, this kind of insomnia is the result of these direct factors.  It is not a secondary symptom of any other underlying condition.

Insomnia that lasts for a brief while is known as short-term insomnia

Some of the commonly known triggers of chronic insomnia are anxiety, depression, substance use, medical conditions like back pain, arthritis, psychological states and so on which may lead to insomnia and that which is lasting for more than six months, it is usually a secondary product of an illness or a combination of problems.

Some of the common triggers of chronic insomnia are anxiety, depression, substance use, and medical conditions like back pain, arthritis

Here comes the symptom which helps you in finding changes:

People who suffer from insomnia suffer from the following symptoms:

1.Waking too early in the morning

2.Nonrestorative  sleep

3.Trouble in falling or staying asleep


5.Mood changes


7.Lack of concentration

8.Insufficient sleep and so on

However, Insomnia is also a by-product of pregnancy as infants require constant nursing. Falling asleep when the opportunity arises becomes routine. However, new parents will be at times, unable to do just that, which is a classic sign of postnatal insomnia. 

Being overwhelmed, tense, or anxious due to the arrival of a new baby can also be reasons for insomnia.

What are the remedies available for sleepless nights?

Avoiding caffeinated beverages before night time.

Avoiding exercises before bedtime

Cutting down screen time on all screens, mobile or Television at least two hours before your bedtime. 

Minimizing the use of gadgets and others.

Meditating techniques, pranayama, and other forms of calming exercises.

Insomnia patterns differ from person to person due to various environmental, societal, physical, an1d psychological factors. A patient has to be fully diagnosed before attempting any corrective sleep behavior and taking medication. Consult free with our LiveRight panel of doctors who can help you lead a healthy life.

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