Find out more common symptoms on insomnia. Learn the proper steps to reduce stress

Facts On Insomnia

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There’s no way around it, we absolutely need sleep. Your body needs adequate rest to recover from day to day life, to self-heal, as

well as recharge your system and reset its internal clock so that when you

wake up you feel rested and alert.

In other worse, sleep is the down-time our body and mind needs in order to

perform at its maximum potential.

For those suffering from insomnia, our internal clocks are suddenly altered

causing many different symptoms that affect everything from our family life to our careers.

Common symptoms include:

  • Constant irriability
  • Always feeling tired and fatigued
  • Ongoing Migraines and headaches
  • Loss of memory
  • Inability to focus or concentrate
  • Waking up throughout the night repeatedly.
  • Being able to sleep only with the consistent aid of medication

Letʼs begin!

 Different types of insomnia

Insomnia comes in many forms, including

“Transient Insomnia” which typically

lasts for only a few days to long-term, chronic insomnia that can last for a very

long time, even up to 6 months at a time!

Transient insomnia is usually brought on by depression, anxiety and ongoing

stress and is considered a type of “acute insomnia”, lasting a few days up to 4-

6 weeks.

Chronic insomnia is when you simply cannot sleep for extended periods of

time (weeks or even months). Insomnia is considered to be chronic if it

continues for a period longer than a few days, or if it subsides for short periods

of time only to return repeatedly.

 The definition of insomnia is:

“Prolonged and usually abnormal inability to obtain adequate

sleep called also agrypnia”

With chronic insomnia, the causes are often quite complex and may include

mental disorders, physical disorders or emotional trauma that has been left

unresolved.

With intermittent insomnia, it’s often caused by a temporary change in your

situation, such as stress, anxiety over an upcoming event such as a job

or college interviwe, but it can also be caused by

environment issues including temperature and lighting.

Common causes of insomnia

There are many different reasons why you may be suffering from insomnia

and in order to be able to eliminate and prevent it from continuing, you need to

first identify the reasons why you have it, and then take necessary action in

changing your environment or habits in order to get rid of  it for good.

Here are the most common causes of insomnia:

Your “Body Clock” Being Out Of Tune

You’ve heard the term “your biological clock” and this refers to the cortisol

levels in our body constantly shifting from high to low as the environment

around us changes.

In order to maintain a healthy internal clock, we need to be on a consisent

schedule, where we sleep during the dark hours of the night and are awake

during the light hours of the day.

When we experience insomnia, the first noticeable disturbance is the damage

it causes to our internal clocks and we find ourselves fighting against the

natural sleep cycle, which is meant to give our minds and bodies a chance to

repair itself.

In order to combat insomnia due to a change in your internal clock, you need

to

re-adjust your sleeping schedule so that you are going to bed earlier and

getting up earlier each day.

An optimal sleep pattern involves 7-8 hours of sleep, with our sleep schedule

beginning at 10pm.

If you have any questions feel free to leave them below

-Erica


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