Insomnia

Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint. It appears when you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep even though you had time to get a full night of sleep. The causes, symptoms and severity of insomnia vary from person to person. Insomnia may include: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep throughout the night, waking up too early in the morning. Insomnia is defined by the quality of your sleep and how you feel after sleeping—not the number of hours you sleep or how quickly you doze off. Over 10 percent adults suffer from chronic insomnia and between 15 and 35 percent of adults suffer from some level of short-term insomnia. If it takes 30 minutes or more to fall asleep, or if someone is awake for 30 minutes or more during the night at least three times a week, for a month or more, they're officially suffering from insomnia. Chronic insomnia involves difficulty sleeping three or more days per week over the course of three months. Individuals with chronic insomnia also note disruptions in their daytime functioning, including sleepiness, irritability, or anxiety, or difficulty paying attention, focusing on tasks, or remembering. Despite insomnia is the most common sleep complaint, it is not a single sleep disorder. It’s more correct to think of insomnia as a symptom of another problem. The problem causing the insomnia differs from person to person. It could be something as simple as drinking too much caffeine during the day or a more complex issue like an underlying medical condition or feeling overloaded with responsibilities

 

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