Insomnia – Sleep disappears and keeps your brain awake at night

When you have insomnia, you’re never really asleep,
and you’re never really awake

Insomnia is basically a sleeping disorder wherein you’ve problems in falling or staying asleep. You’re unable to get the minimum amount of sleep required to feel energized or refreshed.

Signs of sleeping disorder

  • Problems in falling asleep
  • Fatigue
  • Irritation
  • Difficulty in concentrating on anything
  • Drowsiness during the daytime
  • Dependency on sleeping pills
  • Waking up at midnight and then difficulty in getting back to sleep

Types of insomnia

  1. Primary
  2. Secondary
  3. Acute
  4. Chronic insomnia

Causes of insomnia

Some medical conditions that cause insomnia are:

  • Arthritis
  • Nasal allergies
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Back pain
  • Body pain
  • Emotional stress
  • Disturbances during sleep
  • Sickness
  • Anxiety
  • Mental disorder
  • Certain medications used to treat cancer and allergies

Habits to overcome insomnia

  • Sleep and wake up at proper time
  • Exercise regularly at least 3-4 hours before sleeping
  • Have a light dinner before going to sleep
  • Make sure your bedroom is warm and cozy

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