One of the most common sleeping disorders prevalent within the society today, Insomnia has grown to be an epidemic of sorts, whereby nearly each individual out there experiences this disorder at some point in their life. Simply summed up, insomnia is the difficulty or the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep, even if the person has a chance to so, resulting in such people experiencing dissatisfaction with their sleep.
Insomnia is at times caused by various medical conditions or the symptoms of the condition cause discomfort to an individual which makes it difficult for them to fall asleep. Certain medical conditions which can cause insomnia include sinus allergies, asthma, chronic pain or lower back pain- all of which can disturb the soundness of sleep making it difficult to fall asleep. Sleep apnoea can also be linked to insomnia, whereby it causes a person to wake up for brief periods of time, however this occurs repeatedly, causing the sleep cycle to be disturbed.
It can also occur as result of lifestyle factors, where in the westernised society we never truly ‘switch off’ with hand held gadgets a mere arm length away to start the next round of messaging and such.
The basic symptoms of insomnia include being awake for long periods of time, mind racing, frustration, tiredness, poor concentration, need to nap, unable to switch of and many others which can be found on our website.