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Insomnia Remedies: Just What Is Insomnia And Are There Any Good Insomnia Cures?

By Sarah Sealey

Insomnia is the inability to get to sleep even when you are worn out, or it can also be a light, fitful sleep which results in you worn out the following day. People who have this sleep problem will normally encounter fatigue during the day caused by a lack of sleep and then probably will not be able to get to sleep at night, despite how worn out they are. If you suffer from sleeping disorders, you are aware of what a vicious cycle it can be.

Health professionals aren’t certain if insomnia is a symptom of a different medical or psychological condition or if it’s a condition on it’s own.

Popular symptoms of insomnia can include:

- Unable to go to sleep easily – Waking up too soon and not having the ability to go back to sleep – Waking up multiple times throughout the night – Tiredness throughout the day – Mild to severe headaches – Becoming easily irritated – Getting to to sleep only with the help of sleeping pills

A large number of insomniacs report that they’re not able to sleep due to the fact that their mind is racing, even while they are drained. I know I’ve had many nights were my brain was going a mile a minute and sleep would not come however tired I was. In this fast-paced world we reside in in which most people are multi-tasking and we all have long lists of incomplete to-do items, it’s not uncommon to go to bed with thoughts of all those unfinished chores swirling around your head. Unfortunately, it can be sometimes difficult to push those thoughts aside so you can relax for the night.

The hardest thing about insomnia is being worn out and wanting to go to sleep and not being able to. Insomnia can go on for more than a few nights; for people with continual insomnia, you are probably overly tired and may not be able to perform at your full potential while in your times of insomnia.

Though insomnia is normally temporary it can go on for different time durations for different people. Transient insomnia lasts only for 2 or 3 days, while short-term usually means a few weeks and chronic insomnia can easily go on for a month or for a longer period (with around three sleepless nights per week).

Chronic sufferers can be either primary or secondary. Primary signifies that the key issue for the sufferer is the insomnia itself. Secondary indicates the sleeping disorder is caused by something altogether different (medical or psychiatric ailments, psychological challenges or drugs).

Some causes of secondary insomnia include:

Sleep Apnea: a sleep problem in which you have a problem breathing which usually makes you awaken frequently throughout the night; individuals with sleep apnea usually have persistent and loud snoring also.

Restless Legs Syndrome: burning, itching, prickling or various uncomfortable feelings in the legs, commonly in the evening, can be a major source of insomnia for individuals that are afflicted by RLS.

Night shifts: people that work the overnight shift frequently have problems getting to sleep in the daytime; I have a number of family members who work night shifts and they never sleep as well or as long as people that have typical daytime shifts.

Medical conditions: a number of popular medical ailments, including allergies, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, ADD, and more, can cause insomnia.

Alcohol and also drugs: ironically, the alcoholic beverages and drugs which many people consume in an effort to enable them to sleep can in fact lead to insomnia.

Anxiety or other psychological conditions: individuals who’re under a lot of pressure or who have other psychological issues may suffer from insomnia.

As you can see, insomnia can be the result of a variety of factors and can be a result of health related conditions. Should you be having difficulty sleeping for a significant amount of time you should schedule an appointment with your medical professional to ensure there aren’t any underlying medical problems causing your sleeplessness.

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Sealey, Sarah "Insomnia Remedies: Just What Is Insomnia And Are There Any Good Insomnia Cures?." Insomnia Remedies: Just What Is Insomnia And Are There Any Good Insomnia Cures?. 12 Jul. 2010. 3 Aug 2014 <>.

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