Insomnia Essay

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Chronic Insomnia There are many causes, treatments, symptoms and ways to diagnose insomnia. With that in mind there are also different kinds of insomnia. There are three main types of insomnia each type has their own symptoms and behaviors that go along with it. To begin, one type of insomnia is called transient insomnia. This is a type of insomnia that can last anywhere from a couple days to a week transient insomnia doesn’t usually last longer than a week. Transient insomnia can be caused by very traumatic major life events or can also be caused by a more miniscule life events. For example a major life event to cause those type of insomnia is a chronic illness. Smaller life events that can cause insomnia may include immense stress about…show more content…
Kidney disease can cause waste to build up in the blood stream and this can result in insomnia or even restless leg syndrome. Likewise often times people with kidney disease have to get kidney transplants or even dialysis, which researchers don’t know why, but can cause you to not have normal sleep patterns. Mental health conditions can also cause chronic, long-term insomnia. Some examples of mental health conditions that can cause insomnia include general anxiety disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. People with general anxiety disorder tend to worry a lot and this can cause insomnia because if you are worried a lot before bed or as you are falling asleep it will be difficult to fall asleep. Also if you wake up in the middle of the night and are worrying it may make it hard for you to fall back to sleep again overall reducing the amount of time you are asleep. Researches state that 90% of people with severe depression have insomnia. Waking up early in the morning is a classic sign of depression, along with having difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Laboratory studies show that depressed people spend more time in REM sleep and less time in slow-wave sleep. Which can increase

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