Insomnia is a frustrating and persistent disorder causing the loss of sleep over an extended period of time. It can not only sap your energy level and mood but also adversely affect your health, work performance and quality of life. According to a study, approximately 33% of adults are suffering from Insomnia in India.

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia (also called sleeplessness) is a medical condition that inhibits a person from falling or staying asleep. It is a sleep disorder which can be both short-term (acute) and long-term (chronic). Generally, short term or acute insomnia lasts from 1 night to a few weeks. If the condition becomes chronic then it can extend up to 3 nights a week or more than 3 months. People suffering from Insomnia are likely to encounter daytime sleeplessness, mood swings and irritation.

Insomnia can be classified into 4 categories:

Primary Insomnia means a person is having problems that are not directly associated with any other health conditions or problems.

Secondary Insomnia occurs due to external factors, such as a health condition (like asthma, depression, arthritis, heartburn, etc.), pain, medication or substance abuse (e.g. - alcohol).

Acute Insomnia can be short term & can last for one night to a few weeks. Chronic Insomnia can last a long time i.e. when a person has at least three nights a week for three months or longer.

Health Conditions: Some medical conditions linked to Insomnia are

  • GERD
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Heart Disease
  • Chronic Pain

Causes and Risk
Factors of Insomnia

Stress: Stress can adversely affect sleep quality and due to insufficient sleep, our stress levels also increase. People may suffer from several physical conditions that can affect their mental health. Such circumstances make it difficult for a person to fall asleep.

Change in the environment ( noise, light, etc): In addition to that, changes in certain conditions like light brightness or noise can affect the sleep cycle. Many people cannot sleep in bright light whereas some people sleep in dim light.

Depression or Anxiety: Depression, anxiety, or other mental health disorders can disrupt sleep and result in Insomnia too. One of the signs of depression is early awakening.

Medicines: Certain medications for conditions like high blood pressure, cold, asthma, etc can affect the sleep cycle too. Some of these medicines include antidepressants, cold and allergy medicine, pain medicines, etc.

Sleep apnea: Sleep disorders like Sleep apnea can affect the breathing of an individual during sleep. They might stop breathing periodically and cause frequent waking up. It can then result in sleep deprivation or Insomnia.

Restless leg syndrome: Another condition like restless leg syndrome can render the urge to move the leg. It can also cause unpleasant sensations in the leg. The condition can prevent a person from sleeping.

Alcohol or Tobacco consumption: Tobacco is a stimulant that can make a person sleep deprived. Consumption of tobacco can cause sleep interference in people. On the other hand, Alcohol can cause episodes of midnight awakening. It can also retain deep stages of sleep.

Caffeine: Like Tobacco, caffeine is a stimulant too. Drinks like cola, coffee, or tea can affect your sleep cycle. Consumption of caffeine in the late afternoon or late evening can cause difficulty in falling asleep.

Signs & Symptoms of Insomnia

Daytime tiredness or sleepiness

Experiencing trouble while falling asleep

Mood swings, irritability, anxiety

Difficulty paying attention, forgetfulness

Frequent digestive disorders

General feeling of being unwell both mentally & physically

Complications of Insomnia

  • Lower performance in different sectors of life
  • Increased errors or accidents
  • Deteriorating mental health
  • Poor immune system
  • Increases the risk of incurring severe long-term diseases like hypertension and heart disease

Healthy Tips

  • If you have trouble sleeping- avoid naps, especially in the afternoon
  • Keep your bedroom free from noise & bright light to make it sleep-friendly
  • Avoid consuming tea, coffee and too much water before going to bed
  • Refrain from using gadgets after hitting the bed as their blue light hampers your sleep
  • Indulge in physical exercises & meditation regularly to improve sleep quality

Insomnia can be extremely difficult to resolve and badly affect the health of sufferers, making them unhealthy and stressed. Hence, it is important to avail safe and effective treatment at the earliest. Usually, many people use over-the-counter drugs to resolve the condition without knowing the root cause of it. These drugs can be harmful for the nerves and other organs of our body and don’t provide any long-lasting results. However, Naturoveda Health world successfully employs the unique combination of three ancient medical systems –Ayurveda, Unani and Yoga to provide holistic treatment & side-effect free results.

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