What Causes Insomnia

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A good number of instances of insomnia are physician-created. At the outset, treatments are useful in growing sleep, but in short order the tolerance to drug emerges, and steadily more of it is essential to produce the effect. The individual cannot stop taking the drug without running the risk of experiencing withdrawal symptoms, which include insomnia.

Sleep apnea is another cause of insomnia. In sleep apnea, the patient stops breathing many times each night. Each time the patient awakens, begins to breathe again, and drifts back to sleep. Sleep apnea usually leads to a sense of having slept poorly. However, some patients are totally unaware of those multiple awakenings and instead complain of excessive sleepiness during the day.

Sleep apnea disorders are of two types. The first type results from obstruction of the respiratory passages. The second type results from the failure of the central nervous system to stimulate respiration. Sleep apnea is more common in males, in the overweight, and in the elderly.

Two other causes of insomnia involve the legs. Nocturnal myoclonus is a periodic twitching of the body usually the legs, during sleep. Most patients suffering from this disorder complain of poor sleep and daytime sleepiness but are unaware of the nature of their problem. In contrast, people with restless legs are all too aware of their problem. They complain of tension and uneasiness in their legs that keep them from falling asleep.

Certainly, one of the most effective cure for insomnia is sleep control procedures. Number one the period of time than an insomniac is allowed to spend in bed is substantially reduced. Then, after a period of sleep check, the amount of time spent in bed is progressively gone up in small scales, as long as sleep latency remains in the normal range. Even severe insomniacs benefit from this remedy.

Recommendations to Combat Insomnia

* Take a look at something entertaining or relaxing just before going to sleep.
* Arrange your time frame so you go to sleep at the same time each night.
* Take a warm bath or have a massage before going to sleep.
* Avoid coffee or tea late in the day.
* Exercise every day, but not just before going to sleep.
* Donít smoke.
* Donít nap during the day.
* Donít worry; almost everyone experiences difficulty falling asleep sometimes, so donít be overly worried unless the crisis stay for more than a few days.
* If, despite these techniques, you find yourself tossing and turning, get up and read, work, or watch television until you feel drowsy. Lying in bed and worrying about your loss of sleep is definitely not the answer!

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