What is insomnia?
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up.
Individuals with insomnia find it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep, or even perhaps both.
People with insomnia often don’t feel refreshed when they wake up from sleeping, either. This may lead to fatigue and other symptoms.
Insomnia is the most common of all sleep disorders. In fact, insomnia symptoms are reported by nearly one-third of all adults. But involving 6 to 10 per cent of all adults have symptoms severe enough to allow them to be diagnosed with insomnia disorder.
Insomnia as a disorder in which people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Doctors make a clinical diagnosis of insomnia if both of these criteria apply:
- Sleep difficulties occurring at least three nights a week for a minimum of three months.
- Sleep difficulties creating major distress or functional difficulties in a person’s life.
What are the types of insomnia?
Types of Insomnia
- Primary insomnia: Primary insomnia means that a person is having sleep problems that are not directly associated with any other health condition or problem.
- Secondary insomnia: Secondary insomnia means that a person is having sleep problems because of something else, such as a health condition (like asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer, or heartburn); pain; medication they are taking; or a substance they are using (like alcohol).
Acute vs. Chronic Insomnia
Insomnia varies in how long it lasts and how often it occurs. It may be short-term (acute insomnia) or can persist for a very long time (chronic insomnia). When an individual has no sleep issues Additionally, it may come back and go, with periods of time. Acute insomnia can last from 1 night to a couple of weeks. Insomnia is called chronic when an individual has insomnia at least three nights a week for a month or longer.
What are the symptoms of insomnia?
Symptoms of insomnia include:
- Lying awake for a long time before you fall asleep
- Sleeping for only short periods
- Being awake for much of the night
- Feeling as if you haven’t slept at all
- Waking up too early
Risk factors for insomnia
Insomnia can occur at any age and is more likely to affect women than men. People with certain risk factors are more likely to have insomnia. These risk factors include:
- High levels of stress
- Emotional disorders, such as depression or distress related to a life event
- Lower income
- Travelling to different time zones
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Changes in work hours, or working night shifts
Certain health problems, for example, obesity and cardiovascular disease, may also lead to insomnia. Menopause may result in sleeplessness as well. Find out more about the causes of risk factors for sleeplessness.
The remedy is Simple:
Drink lots of H-Rich pure alkaline water throughout the day. Dehydration has two negative effects on the body, both of which can affect your ability to sleep. First, water deficiency is one of the first and most prominent deficiencies in the human body.
Second, the detoxification is slowed down by a lack of water Process that’s constantly happening in the digestive and liver system. So, it’s doubly important you stay hydrated throughout daily. Drink 3-4L of Water to remain hydrated.