Insomnia Prince Albert - Insomnia is defined as an individual's report of difficulties sleeping. People who suffer can generally answer 'yes' to the next questions, "Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?" and "Do you experience difficulty sleeping?" The term of insomnia is normally used in sleep literature in order to describe a sickness that is evidenced by disrupted sleep.
Insomnia has often been seen as a symptom or sign which accompany numerous medical, sleep and psychiatric disorders. The condition of insomnia is characterized by a recurring inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep or by poor sleep quality. Usually, due to not enough rest, insomnia is usually followed by functional impairment whilst awake. One definition of insomnia is "difficulties initiating or maintaining sleep." Non-restorative sleep is one more factor and is associated with poor sleeping and marked distress for a month and impairments in daytime functioning.
There are three main categories which Insomnia can be grouped, consisting of: primary and secondary or co-morbid insomnia. Primary insomnia refers to a sleep sickness that is not caused by whichever medical, environmental or psychiatric cause. A comprehensive diagnosis is considered necessary to be able to distinguish between: free-standing primary insomnia, insomnia as secondary to a different condition, and primary insomnia co-morbid with one or more conditions.
Transient insomnia is defined as lasting less than one week. This may be caused by changes in sleep environment, severe depression, timing of sleep, stress or by another illness. The major effects of transient insomnia are drowsiness and impaired psychomotor performance, similar to those of sleep deprivation.
Acute insomnia refers to the inability to sleep consistently for a period lasting less than one month, while the term chronic insomnia would usually last longer than a month. This type of chronic insomnia can be a result of another illness or itself is the primary condition. The effects can vary based on its reasons and can include mental exhaustion, hallucinations and muscular exhaustion. Some individuals who suffer from this disorder describe stuff as practically occurring in slow motion, as though things seem to blend together and causing double vision.
Patterns of Insomnia
Nocturnal awakenings are defined as problem going back to sleep after waking too early in the morning or waking in the middle of the night. There is also terminal insomnia, that can be a characteristic of clinical depression and middle-of-the-night insomnia that can be an indication of pain disorders or sickness.
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