Insomnia is one among the prominent sleeping disorders in which patient suffers from sleeplessness, restlessness, powerlessness to nod off or to stay unconscious. This condition is diagnosed through polysomnographic technique. This is generally categorized under medical or psychiatric disorders who are suffering from poor or inadequate sleep, improper memory, depression, anxiety, and irritablility. This disease is mostly seen in elders than old people. It may last upto 2-4 weeks, but varies in patients
Insomnia is broadly divided into primary and secondary insomnia. Primary insomnia doesnât show any serious impact on patient health but person suffers from sleep disturbance or impaired sleep or prolonged sleep or loss of quality sleep. This shows negative effect on personâs daily working functionalities and feel dissatisfaction, restlessness and irritability.
Patients experience waking during mid night and find difficulty to sleep again. Many people prone to experience insomnia at some point of their lifetime, but some people have long-term chronic insomnia i, e secondary insomnia due to any disease or medication. Patients can reduce these effects by relaxation techniques, light therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and stimulus control. Patient should try to change his lifestyle by regular exercise, strictly follow the sleep schedule and make bedroom comfortable to sleep.
Last date updated on June, 2014