Frequently Asked Questions
Insomnia is a long pattern of a sleep problem that’s not only a nighttime issue but it trickles into the daytime in some ways. It is a kind of a sleep disorder in which one may find difficulty in sleeping or making it hard to stay asleep.
Insomnia can be caused by a range of factors, including
- Medical conditions
- Mental health issues
- Lifestyle factors
- External factors
- Shift work sleep disorder
- Difficulties falling asleep: Some people who suffer from insomnia may wake up repeatedly during the night and have difficulty falling back asleep.
- Tiredness or grogginess during the day: Insomnia can produce daytime drowsiness or low energy, causing a difficulty in paying attention or accomplishing daily duties.
- Irritation and mood fluctuations: Person who has sleep deprivation may feel irritable, with mood swinging constantly, and other emotional problems which require certain psychiatric attention.
- Depression and anxiety: People who have insomnia may begin to notice a disruption in their state of being and often feel anxious over small things.
- Reduced performance: One may start to lose the ability to perform efficiently and quickly during their working hours While if found in children, they may feel tiresome during their school time.
- Creating a regular sleep schedule and waking up at the same time every day, one can control body’s natural sleep-wake cycle.
- Limit the screen time before going to bed, since the blue light emitting from the electronic gadgets affects the melatonin hormone, which is responsible in moderating the sleep.
- Avoid taking harmful substances, because consumption of substances like nicotine, or drinking alcohol or indirectly consuming caffeine can affect the sleep cycle as well as cause other health problems.
- Avoid taking naps throughout the day because they can disrupt night time sleep and the body’s natural cycle of sleep and wakefulness.
- The anxiety can considerably affect the ability to sleep.