Insomnia, or sleep disorder, comes in many forms. It includes (1) a difficulty of falling asleep, (2) no problem of falling asleep but difficulty in sustaining the sleep, with many awakenings, and (3) waking up too early, not able to get back to sleep.
There are 3 medically recorded types of insomnia:
We know how irritating or frustrating it is to not to be able to sleep, especially if you have had a long day, and your body is telling you that it is tired but your brain just refuses to rest. In the end, you spend the whole night tossing and turning in bed, trying to find a position to fall asleep in, only to end up feeling more frustrated because no matter how many different positions you've tried, none of them worked! What can you do if you suffer from insomnia? Here are some advice commonly given to patients suffering from insomnia.
For those suffering from transient or short-term insomnia, you might like to try the following:
If none of these works, you might be suffering from chronic insomnia. In this case, you should consult a doctor as he or she would be able to prescribe proper medication to correct your sleep disorder. Do keep track of your sleep patterns, and let the doctor know how well you have been sleeping, the number of hours you sleep each day, etc. This should be helpful for the doctor in determining what prescription to give to you.
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