Clicky

 

Insomnia

अनुवाद: हिन्दी
Final Step!
Thank you!

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up.

Symptoms of insomnia include:

  • Lying awake for a long time before you fall asleep
  • Sleeping for only short periods
  • Being awake for much of the night
  • Feeling as if you haven't slept at all
  • Waking up too early

Your doctor will diagnose insomnia based on your medical and sleep histories and a physical exam. He or she also may recommend a sleep study. A sleep study measures how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems. Treatments include lifestyle changes, counseling, and medicines.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Symptoms of Insomnia

The following features are indicative of Insomnia:
  • difficulty falling asleep at night
  • waking up during the night
  • waking up too early
  • not feeling well-rested after a night's sleep
  • sleepiness
  • irritability
  • depression
  • difficulty paying attention
  • increased errors
  • ongoing worries about sleep
References: 1, 2

Common Causes of Insomnia

The following are the most common causes of Insomnia:
  • stress
  • travel
  • works schedule
  • poor sleep habits
  • eating too much late in the evening
References: 2

Other Causes of Insomnia

The following are the less common causes of Insomnia:
  • mental health disorders
  • medications
  • medical conditions
  • sleep-related disorders
  • caffeine, nicotine and alcohol intake
References: 2

Risk Factors of Insomnia

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Insomnia:
  • age
  • women
  • mental health disorder
  • long-lasting stress
  • irregular schedule

Prevention of Insomnia

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Insomnia. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • do not drink caffeinated drinks a few hours before going to sleep
  • maintain sleep hygiene
  • avoid naps
References: 3, 4

Occurrence of Insomnia

Degree of Occurrence

The following are number of Insomnia cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Insomnia most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Can happen at any age

Common Gender

Insomnia most commonly occurs in the following gender:
  • Not gender specific
References: 3

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Insomnia

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Insomnia:
  • Physical exam: To assess the signs of medical problems that may be related to insomnia
  • Sleep habits review: To evaluate the sleep-wake pattern and the level of daytime sleepiness
  • Sleep study: To monitor and record a variety of body activities while you sleep
References: 2, 5

Doctor for Diagnosis of Insomnia

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Insomnia:
  • Neurologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Sleep specialists
  • Pulmonologists

Complications of Insomnia if Untreated

Yes, Insomnia causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Insomnia is left untreated:
  • higher risk of accidents
  • lower performance on the job or at school
  • mental health disorders
  • increased risk and severity of long-term diseases or conditions
References: 2

Procedures for Treatment of Insomnia

The following procedures are used to treat Insomnia:
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: Helps in alleviating the negative thoughts and actions that keep you awake
References: 2

Self-care for Insomnia

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Insomnia:
  • By changing your sleep habits
  • By limiting large meals and beverages before bed
References: 2

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Insomnia

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Insomnia:
  • Acupuncture: Effective for people with insomnia
  • Yoga: Improves the sleep quality
  • Meditation: Helps in improving sleep and lowering the stress
References: 2

Time for Treatment of Insomnia

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Insomnia to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • In 1 - 4 weeks
References: 3

Related Topics - Insomnia

Questions - Insomnia

Demographic Information - Insomnia

Following is the demographic information reported by website visitors for Insomnia. Information below may include patient demographics as well as data for website visitors who might be researching on behalf of patients e.g. parents for small children. The data below may or may not be reflective of the complete patient population demographics for this medicine/health topic.
Gender
21 out of 31 users are male.
Users Percentile
Female10
Male21
Other0
Participants: 31
Age
The most common user is 21-30 years old.
Users Percentile
< 214
21-3011
30-409
40-503
50+10
Participants: 37
Marital Status
No data has been collected for this survey
Disease
Users most commonly suffer from Insomnia.
Users Percentile
Insomnia9
Depression7
Back pain2
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)1
Chronic pain (e.g., arthritis, migraine, fibromyalgia, neuropathy)1
Heart failure1
Other4
Participants: 25
Body Weight
9 out of 35 users report that they are overweight.
Users Percentile
Overweight9
Not overweight26
Participants: 35
Smoking Habit
30 out of 49 users report that they do not smoke.
Users Percentile
Smoke19
Do not smoke30
Participants: 49
Alcohol Consumption Frequency
Users most commonly reported never consuming alcohol
Users Percentile
Never16
One drink a day1
Two drinks a day2
More than two drinks a day2
Once a week2
Twice a week0
Once a month8
Participants: 31
Well-being
10 out of 37 users report that they had significant pain in the last 3 months.
Users Percentile
Significant pain in the last 3 months10
No significant pain in the last 3 months27
Participants: 37
Profession
Retired is the most common profession reported by users.
Users Percentile
Retired5
Accountant5
Student3
Family business2
Engineer, IT or Software2
Doctor2
Other17
Participants: 31
Routine Health Check-ups
No data has been collected for this survey
Missed Health Checkup Reason
No data has been collected for this survey
Medication
No data has been collected for this survey
Immunization
1 out of 1 users report that they are have received immunization.
Users Percentile
Yes, received immunization1
No, not received immunization0
Participants: 1
Supplements
No data has been collected for this survey
Exercise Frequency
Users most commonly exercise once a week.
Users Percentile
Once a week14
Twice a week6
Five times a week2
Everyday7
Participants: 29
Exercise Duration
No data has been collected for this survey
Like Exercising
No data has been collected for this survey
Difficulties in Exercising
No data has been collected for this survey
Fruits and Vegetables
No data has been collected for this survey
Healthy Food Choices
No data has been collected for this survey
Eating Out
No data has been collected for this survey
Fast Food Frequency
Users most commonly report that they eat fast food 'Everyday'.
Users Percentile
Everyday1
Participants: 1
Special Diet
No data has been collected for this survey
Housing Type
Users most commonly report that they live in a 'Apartment'.
Users Percentile
Apartment1
Participants: 1
Own Home
No data has been collected for this survey
Non-emergency Visits
No data has been collected for this survey
Medicine Source
No data has been collected for this survey

References

  1. Schneider-helmert D. Asymptomatic insomnia. Sleep Med. 2007;8(2):107-10 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1723... - Accessed: February 20, 2017.
  2. MAYO CLINIC Insomnia http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-condi... - Accessed: February 20, 2017.
  3. Wikipedia Insomnia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insomnia - Accessed: February 20, 2017.
  4. MAYO CLINIC Insomnia http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-condi... - Accessed: February 20, 2017.
  5. MAYO CLINIC Departments and Centers Center for Sleep Medicine in Minnesota http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-ce... - Accessed: February 20, 2017.
  6. Source: https://medlineplus.gov/insomnia.html

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 1/20/2018.
This page provides information for Insomnia in English.

Related Topics - Insomnia

Recent Activity