What is Sleeplessness?

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Sleeplessness is called Insomnia. If you are having a sleepless night, you are on the correct page with us. Do you find it difficult to sleep? If you are struggling with sleep or having disturbed sleep, it's time to take action. Disturbed sleep can take a toll on your health and it's difficult to overcome. Learn how to beat insomnia and end sleepless nights forever!!!

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is the medical definition of sleeplessness and it is called the inability to fall or stay asleep. It is non-refreshing sleep or nonrestorative sleep. It is a very common problem that creates a problem with your energy levels causing mood swings and an inability to function in your daily life. Chronic insomnia can contribute to many issues. 

There can be many types of disturbances in your sleep which are as follows- 

  • Some may struggle to get sleep in the first half of the night
  • Some may struggle to get sleep in 2nd half of the night 
  • Some may have disturbed sleep  
  • Some may wake up to the slightest noise 
  • Some may have watchful sleep with an alert mind never at rest
  • Some may have a poor quality of sleep 
  • Some may have good quality with less number of hours 

Different people may have different complaints. It is important to keep your sleep cycle at the right pace to beat insomnia. It is important to get to the core of the sleep problem to treat it from the underlying cause. 

Causes of Insomnia 

There are many causes of insomnia which are as follows- 

  • Stress 
  • Sedentary lifestyle 
  • Overthinking
  • Crowded thoughts 
  • Chronic medical conditions 
  • Taking long-term medications 
  • Unhealthy diet 
  • Lack of exercise
  • Taking too many stimulants like caffeine during the day 
  • Lack of vitamins with nutritional deficiencies 
  • Hormonal imbalance 
  • Aging 
  • Emotional distress like the loss of a loved one 
  • Mental illnesses like anxiety and depression 
  • Being on long-term psychiatric medications
  • Taking afternoon naps 
  • Genetic 
  • Personality and behavioral disorders 
  • Mood swings 

Well, the list is endless. There are many causes of insomnia. Knowing the cause can help eliminate it and treat the problem in the right way

Symptoms of Insomnia 

The symptoms of insomnia are as follows- 

  • Laziness during day 
  • Drowsiness during day 
  • Tiredness 
  • Thinking all the time 
  • Inability to focus and concentrate
  • Sluggishness and slowness in performing daily tasks 
  • Inability to perform day-to-day chores
  • Unrefreshing morning 
  • Inability to think 
  • Confusion of mind 

Treatment of Insomnia 

The treatment for insomnia is as follows - 

  • A healthy diet with vitamins and nutrients 
  • Exercise and meditation 
  • Counseling 
  • Treating mental illness 
  • Medical treatment with sleeping pills 
  • Natural treatments to give sound sleep 
  • Keeping the environment peaceful 
  • Sound proof room 
  • Organized time schedule 
  • Going to sleep at the same time every day
  • Reduction of coffee

So get ready to have a peaceful sleep and set your schedule. Get organized as well for sound sleep. Do not forget to create a peaceful environment for good sleep. 

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About the Author

Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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