Why Do You Suffer From Insomnia?

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Insomnia is a very common problem.

Most people think that insomnia is insomnia if they cannot sleep well, so they should seek medical advice and take medicine to improve insomnia.

There are 4 types of insomnia, which one are you?

In medicine, insomnia can be divided into the following 4 types according to its symptoms:

Difficulty falling asleep: Difficulty falling asleep, taking a long time to fall asleep

Difficulty staying asleep: Difficulty sleeping deeply or easily interrupted sleep

Early awakening: sleep cycle is shorter than average, wakes up earlier and often has difficulty staying asleep

Not getting enough sleep: Feeling very tired during the day even when you get enough sleep at night

If the above-mentioned insomnia symptoms occur more than 3 times a week, causing daytime daily life and mood to be affected, and the impact lasts for more than 3 months, it constitutes clinical insomnia.

Insomnia can be divided into the following two types according to the duration:

Short-term insomnia (also known as acute insomnia): Lasts for days or weeks, but symptoms do not exceed 3 months, and there is usually identifiable stress and cause.

Chronic insomnia:Occurs at least 3 times per week, and symptoms persist for more than 3 months, usually with complex and difficult to identify causes.

Insomnia symptoms

Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep, but there are other symptoms that can also be caused by lack of sleep. Common signs and symptoms are as follows:

  • Difficulty sleeping at night
  • Waking up in the middle of the night, or waking up too early
  • Feeling unrested after waking up
  • Tired and sleepy during the day
  • Restlessness, depression, or anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating, inability to focus on work, and poor memory
  • Headache or nervousness
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Worry about sleeping


Causes of insomnia

Insomnia can be caused by many conditions, such as anxiety and depression. Here are some common causes of insomnia:

Stress: academic pressure, life pressure, family pressure, etc. will all affect the mind and self-discipline nerves, making it difficult to fall asleep.

Anxiety: Anxiety and tension can lead to insomnia, and most insomniacs suffer from anxiety disorders.

Poor sleep habits: such as playing around before bedtime, sleeping in an uncomfortable environment, or using the bed for activities other than sleep or sex.

Caffeine, nicotine and alcohol: Drinking these coffee, tea and alcohol in the evening or at night will affect the quality of sleep and make it difficult to sleep deeply. In addition, nicotine can also have adverse effects on sleep.

Eating too much in the evening: This can make you feel sick when you lie down and make it difficult to fall asleep. After eating too much, you may also have heartburn (Heartburn), gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), etc., which may keep you from sleeping.

Specific medical conditions: Symptoms of chronic pain such as Fibromyalgia and Arthritis, or difficulty breathing, gastroesophageal reflux, heartburn, and frequent urination.

Medications: Certain medications can cause insomnia, such as antidepressants, high blood pressure medications, and other over-the-counter medications.
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