Insomnia

Ryann Johnston .

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a disorder that can make it difficult for someone to fall asleep, stay asleep, or both, even if they have the chance to get an appropriate amount of sleep. With insomnia a person may wake up and feel I refreshed, which ends up taking a toll on your ability to function throughout your day.

Symptoms

  • Difficulty falling asleep at night
  • Awakening during the night
  • Awakening too early
  • Not feeling well rested after a night's sleep
  • Daytime tiredness or sleepiness
  • Irritability, depression or anxiety
  • Difficulty paying attention, focusing on tasks or remembering
  • Increased errors or accidents
  • Tension headaches
  • Distress in the stomach and intestines (gastrointestinal tract)
  • Ongoing worries about sleep

Treatment

It would be useful for you to keep track of how much your sleeping, what you're eating, and your use of alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, medications, exercise and any other information. Alleviating or coping with any physical or emotional problems can help with the treatment of insomnia. Eating a healthy diet that is rich in calcium, magnesium and b vitamins will also be beneficial. Someone who's dealing with insomnia should avoid using the bedroom for anything other than sleep. This allows them to be able to get up, go into another room, do some quiet activity, then return to the bedroom when they feel sleepy. They should also have an alarm set so they wake up at the same time every day, no matter the amount of sleep they got, so that they can establish a regular sleep-wake pattern. Insomnia varies in how long it last and how often it occurs

Why should we know about insomnia?

A person should know about insomnia because it can seriously affect your ability to work, your productivity and how you think every day. Since it can cause someone to have serious mood changes, they may lash out, get mad easily, or they might just act differently than they normally do. Therefore it may effect relationships