Insomnia & related
Insomnia is a very common sleeping disorder, it is when someone has trouble sleeping or find it hard to stay asleep for a sensible amount of time. This can result in you being tired in the morning and throughout the day. You can develop this disorder at any age, and have it for a small or large period of time. Acute insomnia is insomnia that usually only last for a days or weeks because of stress, but Chronic insomnia is longer term insomnia that can last for months or longer. Chronic insomnia is usually caused by another problem you might have, for example: medications and other mental illnesses.
- if you go to bed at your normal time and still take thirty minutes or more to fall asleep
- if you wake up easily
Of course there is no one proven medication that works for everyone, but there are common types of medicines and habits you can get rid of to stop your insomnia. Some of these habits might include drinking a lot of caffeine or any bad sleeping habits. For secondary insomnia you can also try to resolve the reason for your stress like family issues or a stressful load of work at your job.
Most medicines used to treat Insomnia are various antihistamines. PLEASE SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP FOR MEDICATION.
There is no specific therapy for insomnia, but sometimes your doctor may prescribe cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of therapy where you try to understand what causes your illness in order to help change or get rid of your illness. It usually shows results between twelve to sixteen weeks.
- Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine says one out of every ten adults have Insomnia
- for specifically teenagers with Insomnia, they're 2.3 times more likely to develop depression and may use drugs and/or alcohol
- high amounts of stress can sometimes cause Insomnia
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