Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by inadequate or poor-quality sleep caused by one or more of the following reasons:
· Difficulty falling asleep
· Frequently waking up during the night and difficulty going back to sleep
· Waking up too early in the morning
· Unrestful sleep
Insomnia can happen to anyone regardless of age and sex. The probability increases as age advances. The condition also hits twice as many women than men. Children, adults and seniors can experience difficulty falling asleep and maintaining sleep at least 3 times in their lifetime.
Insomnia is a very common sleeping problem but its effects cannot be taken lightly. Insomnia causes sleep deprivation which can lead to irritability and sluggishness and more severe health consequences such as obesity, diabetes and depression. The graver outcome may be life-threatening such as increased risks of heart attack, stroke and vehicular accidents.
Insomnia that is mild and infrequent can be managed easily. The more chronic and critical conditions require close supervision and immediate medical help.
There are many insomnia medications and sleep aid products that can be right for some people. There are also many sleep remedies that don’t include drugs. Most insomniacs prefer self-help techniques that can promote healthy sleeping habits.
This book will take a close look at several insomnia treatments. At the end of this guide you should be able to understand some of the following info:
· The sleep cycle
· What causes insomnia
· Medications that can help
· Natural cures for insomnia
· Sleep hygiene
· Progressive muscle relaxation
Sleep is vital to our health. It supports our overall well-being, helping us to feel healthier, think sharper and enjoy life more fully. With the right insomnia treatment or combination of treatments, you can stop insomnia from continuing over time so that you can get enough sleep to make you feel rested all the time.
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