People who have this condition are involved in risks such as motor vehicle and work related accidents. They also have poorer health when compared to other people. The signs of hypersomnia are; excessive quantities of deep sleep, sleeping for a duration of 10 hours or more at a given time, excessive sleepiness that is not reduced by taking naps, and trouble with being awake during the day. Hypersomnia interferes with a person’s relationships and prevents them from enjoying the activities they take part in. Additionally, it makes management of daily activities and responsibilities at work a great challenge.
Sleep inertia can happen in as little as a half an hour of napping. All in all, sleep deprivation is a rising and serious problem. Many people of a wide variety of ages are suffering from it everyday due to stress, anxiety, depression, and technology. A high sleep debt can be apparent in students and workers, and it can also be dangerous for the people around them. While a nap can be a short term fix for a long term problem, anyone who is sleep deprived should seek a doctor's help.
Traumatic events can cause insomnia because when the body is overstimulated, the brain is filled with chemicals that keeps us awake. Epinephrin and Adrenaline are chemicals that make it hard to fall asleep at the end of the day. If you are having flashbacks of the traumatic event or having thoughts about the event then that can cause difficulty sleeping at night. One can also fall asleep but may have nightmares that can frighten one back to consciousness. These causes are fr... ... middle of paper ... ...sue.
Heavy drinks with dinner can make it difficult for you to fall asleep and if you do that late at night and it becomes even more difficult to get good sleep. You wake up many times in your sleep and often you get up from your sleep early in the morning. It is nearly guaranteed that if I have two glasses of wine, I do not get a good sleep and wake up at 1.00am get very thin sleep rest of the night. Those who smoke with drugs, experience a much better sleep, as the melatonin hormone increases to a greater extent in them. However, there is an ill effect as well, and the dope smokers feel more tired as an after effect, during afternoon and also desire to have more sweet foods, snacks, that makes you tired, lazy and blood sugar levels also drops.
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.
I am sure that there have been nights where you cannot fall asleep. Well, you are not suffering alone. Forty to seventy million Americans suffer with this sleeping disorder called insomnia. Insomnia is having difficulty falling asleep, may wake up too early, or perhaps wake up periodically throughout the night. Many Americans are losing sleep everyday which is decreasing our health and ability to function the way our bodies are supposed to.
Insomnia comes in many forms and worries people of all ages, most commonly for just a night or two, but sometimes for weeks, months, and even years. Insomnia has many causes. Insomnia is a symptom, much like fever or stomachache. There three symptoms commonly shown by people who have insomnia: difficulty falling asleep, no problem falling asleep but difficulty staying asleep with many awakenings, and waking up too early. Difficulty sleeping at night may be related with the following daytime symptoms: sleepiness, anxiety, impaired memory, impaired concentration, and irritability.
“Transient insomnia can be caused by temporary situations like arguments, medical illness and jet lag. On the other hand chronic insomnia has many causes. Sleep apnea, over use of caffeine, anxiety disorders, stress and several other factors. The symptoms of insomnia can be noticed right in the morning. When you wake up and are not feeling refreshed from a nights sleep.
Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Insomnia Insomnia means having trouble with the quality or quantity of sleep. It can be caused by difficulties in either falling asleep or staying asleep. Self-reported sleeping problems, hating the sleep quality and day time tiredness are the only defining characteristics of insomnia because it is such an individual experience. The concept of good sleep is different from person to person. While the average night's sleep for an adult is around seven or eight hours, some people only need four, while others like up to 10 hours or more.
In Ernest Hartmann's The Sleeping Pill (1978) some causes of insomnia (p. 113). He states that pain and discomfort do indeed play an important part in the difficulty remaining asleep. For those having difficulty remaining asleep might be because of depression or having too much to worry about. In Linde and Savary's, The Sleep Book (1974), Dr. Dale C. Friend claims, "insomnia can be classified by four causes: tension, fatigue, discomfort, and in and out insomnia" (p. 100). Tension insomnia occurs mostly in executives or people who worry about their businesses.