Do I have Sleep Insomnia?
How do I know if I have insomnia?
People with insomnia have trouble with falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomnia can include waking up too early in the morning and not being able to fall back asleep. Insomnia is a very common sleep disorder that has serious long term negative effects.
Some major symptoms of insomnia include: difficulty with falling asleep, waking up in the middle of the night, waking up too early and not being able to fall back asleep, feeling not well-rested in the morning, falling asleep during the daytime, irritability during the day, feelings of being depressed and anxious. Insomnia can leave one in a mental fog causing inattentiveness and lack of focus. Memory loss also typically occurs. Some additional side effects or complications of insomnia may include impaired daytime functioning, poor quality sleep, and an excess of daytime fatigue.
Everyone has different sleep patterns and sleep cycle that is based on genetics and lifestyle choices. Conventionally, the average adult in the United States requires between seven to eight hours per night though genetics plays a huge role in determining the actual average sleep requirements for any given individual. Good sleep hygiene can make a positive difference in quality of sleep. Conversely, poor sleep hygiene can worsen insomnia. Insomnia can creep up to insidiously sap your energy and mental acuity. Ultimately, if left unchecked, insomnia can destroy your mental health and physical wellbeing and ruin your life. People with insomnia have been found to be less attentive and have poor decision-making. The disastrous consequence of decreased attentiveness is an increase in accidents. As one of many examples, errors in judgment due to insomnia-based fatigue have been well documented as the identifiable culprit in horrific industrial accidents.
If you think you are suffering from insomnia, any of the conditions associated with insomnia you should see your doctor to identify the cause, which is the first step towards effectively treating the condition. Even one symptom of insomnia should be enough to justify a physician consultation. You may be a candidate for a sleep study. A sleep study is an important tool your physician can use to learn more about your sleep problems. Everyone deserves sound sleep so getting help is always an advisable important step. There are different types of insomnia and related sleep problems. You should ask your physician to explain these differences to you.
Are there other conditions associated with my sleep insomnia?
Generally speaking, many types of insomnia are associated with other conditions and environmental factors. Examples of risk-factors include: stress, traumatic life events, jet lag (often a result of international travel), mental health disorders, aging, menopause, and poor sleep hygiene. These are all viewed as potential culprits of insomnia. Sometimes simply improving your sleep habits can help promote high quality sleep and stop insomnia in its tracks. However, sometimes this is not enough and more may be required to address the insomnia. Treatment of an underlying cause of insomnia can sometimes lead to a desirable resolution. Unfortunately though, identifying the underlying cause may be very difficult in some cases. Some related conditions that may play a causative role in some cases include the following: pregnancy, older age, consumption of circadian rhythm disrupting substances (e.g., alcohol, nicotine, and coffee), sleep apnea, chronic or acute pain, cardiac problems, cancer, diabetes, asthma, GERD disease, hyperthyroid, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson disease.
Scientific research has recently found a major genetic link between having insomnia and suffering from Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).
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