What is Insomnia?
Today people sleep 20% less than they did 100 years ago, and approximately 30% of the population suffer from insomnia. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterised by difficulty falling and / or staying asleep. You might be suffering from insomnia if you:
- Have difficulty falling asleep
- Wake up often during the night and have trouble going back to sleep
- Wake up too early in the morning
- Feel tired upon waking
There are two different types of insomnia, acute insomnia (short-term) and chronic insomnia (long-term).
Characteristics of Acute Insomnia include:
- Sleeplessness for a few days up to a few weeks, but less than a month
- Can be resolved without any treatment or with natural supplements
- Examples of acute insomnia include not sleeping before an exam or when you are under pressure at work
Characteristics of Chronic Insomnia include:
- Sleep problems for at least 3 nights a week, for more than a month
- Might need sleep aids
- Can be due to anxiety or depression, a medical condition or a side effect of certain types of medication
- When you suffer from chronic insomnia, it can either be primary or secondary in nature:
This occurs when the insomnia cannot be traced back to a specific cause, such as a health or mental problem.
This occurs when the sleep problem is due to external influencers such as; asthma, depression, cancer, pain, or certain medication.
Treatment for Insomnia?
Acute insomnia may pass without any treatment, but can be prevented or cured by good sleeping habits and natural supplements.
If you feel you might be suffering from insomnia, whether acute or chronic, visit your healthcare provider for treatment options.
10 Practical tips to help you sleep better:
- Avoid electronics 2 hours before bedtime
- Make sure your bedroom is dark, cool and quiet
- Stick to a sleep schedule
- Exercise daily
- Avoid caffeine after 1 p.m.
- Avoid eating big meals just before bedtime
- Wind down at least an hour before bedtime
- Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows
- Avoid bright lights in the evening and get some sunshine in the mornings
- Avoid naps in the afternoon if you have trouble sleeping
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