This sleep related disorder is considered to be the most frequently reported problem in adult persons. And in the course of a year it has been discovered that approximately one half of all adults experiences certain sleep related complications.
The condition as such, for those who are not that familiar with it, is primarily regarded as the inability either to reach those “tranquilizing clouds”, or the inability of the person to remain fast asleep. In most cases, this is caused or directly related to some other underlying condition that is also present. In terms of the target groups, both members of the male and the female population, regardless of age are prone to suffering from this sleep disorder, although research has showed that this is most often the case in females, as well as senior adults.
Those persons who have been befallen by insomnia might come down with one, more or all of the symptoms such as:
- Difficulty to fall asleep
- Inability to stay awake
- Waking up all too early in the morning
Sensations and feelings that are most frequently directly related to this sleep disorder are such as anxiety, restlessness, irritability, sleep that does not recuperate, as well as excessive fatigue during the day. When it comes to conditions medical in nature, and sometimes related to insomnia as such, the following need to be mentioned – depression, anxiety, disorders caused by substance abuse, obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and numerous other medical conditions chronic in nature. As far as the medications and substances that can also contribute to the development of insomnia are concerned, the following need to be mentioned – various medications, caffeine, alcohol, as well as nicotine. In addition, medications and drugs such as antidepressants, antihypertensive medications, antihistamines, and decongestants have been proven to induce the occurrence of insomnia.
As the name itself says, its most prominent feature is chronicity. Unfortunately, this means that people who suffer from this variety of insomnia may be stuck with it until the rest of their lives. But on the other hand, there also exist numerous treatment techniques that provide quite beneficial and effective aid, as well as enable a person in question to take more control over the condition itself and to decrease its long-term negative implications and side effects. However, regarded as the most effective and result yielding treatment method is a combination of both the medications and the cognitive behavioral therapy.