Why insomnia occurs and how to get rid of it?
Man’s worst enemy is himself. And insomnia, which, as medical and psychiatric practice shows, is a person’s most terrible weapon against himself. When and why it occurs, how to overcome insomnia and how to sleep in order to get enough sleep, we will tell you in this article.
What is insomnia
Insomnia, or in medical language – insomnia – is considered to be any deviation from the norm of sleep. Frequent awakenings in the middle of the night, prolonged (up to several hours) falling asleep and heavy awakenings, prolonged sleep deprivation at night, superficial sleep – all these are considered to be manifestations of insomnia. Everyone in life has had periods when he experienced the effect of insomnia on himself. She especially loves to come before an important event, on the eve of a celebration or an exam, in the process of a person making an important decision in life, to young mothers who hear the slightest rustle of a baby.
Most often, insomnia is a byproduct of our nervous system, which is known to be unstable, especially in today’s pace and lifestyle. The disease can have several types of manifestations.
Presomnic type of disorder
It is characterized by prolonged falling asleep. At this time, a person feels a physical need for rest, feels a desire to fall asleep, but cannot do this. The norm for falling asleep is 5-15 minutes. If after this time, sleep has not come, we can talk about the manifestations of insomnia. This is usually associated with neuropsychological disorders, occurs on the eve of exciting events or after important events. It occurs very often and usually goes away on its own as the emotional state improves.
With this type of insomnia, sudden nocturnal awakenings occur, with heavy subsequent falling asleep or a complete lack of further sleep. This type of disorder makes sleep superficial, reminiscent of ordinary drowsiness and sensitive, when the sleeper is able to wake up at the slightest rustle. In this case, insomnia is caused by emotional changes, experiencing unpleasant events, mental disorders, respiratory arrest during sleep and own snoring, systemic diseases (thyroid gland, diabetes mellitus).
This type is even more common than the first. Its main symptom is lack of strength and desire to open eyes, long awakening, weakness and fatigue even after a whole night of restful sleep. A person suffering from this type of insomnia feels sleepy throughout the day and is defeated when trying to replenish strength and fall asleep. In addition to psychological reasons, in this case, there may be a deficiency of vitamins and minerals, late bedtime, blues and emotional stress. Usually, with such a disorder, a person falls asleep easily, sleeps soundly at night, but waking up in the morning causes negative emotions and physical impotence.
But before diagnosing insomnia, it is worth assessing your habits, current state of affairs, and emotional state. The reason can often lie on the surface.