What is insomnia?

12.10.2021 0

Insomnia - is a sleep disorder in which you have trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep. The condition can be short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic). It can also come and go. Acute insomnia lasts from 1 night to several weeks. Insomnia is chronic if it occurs at least 3 nights a week for 3 months or more.
Types of insomnia
There are two types of insomnia: primary and secondary.

Primary insomnia: it means that your sleep problems are not related to any other health condition or problem.
Secondary insomnia: this means you have trouble sleeping because of a health condition (such as asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer or heartburn); pain; medication; or substance use (such as alcohol).
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Insomnia with the onset of sleep: it means that you have problems sleeping.
Insomnia to support sleep: This happens when you have trouble sleeping during the night or wake up too early.
Mixed insomnia: With this type of insomnia, you have problems both falling asleep and staying asleep all night.
Paradoxical insomnia: When you have paradoxical insomnia, you underestimate the time you sleep. It feels like you sleep much less than you actually do.

Treatment of insomnia
Acute insomnia may not require treatment. If you find it difficult to carry out daily activities because you are tired, your doctor may prescribe a sleeping pill for a short time. Medicines that work quickly but for a short time can help you avoid problems like sleepiness the next day. Do not use over-the-counter sleeping pills for insomnia. They can have side effects, and they tend to work less well over time. For chronic insomnia, you will need treatment for the conditions or health problems that keep you awake. Your doctor may also suggest behavioral therapy. This can help you change the things you do that make insomnia worse and learn what you can do to improve your sleep.

The Medical Center - Skhidnytsia has developed medical programs in accordance with European standards, which are aimed at normalizing sleep, improving physical and mental health!