Sleep is the condition which our body takes rest…As every living organism needs sleep…In case of continuous work or stress conditions people refuse to sleep and even they don’t have enough time to sleep…And in some conditions, due to some medical complaints or in any diseased conditions also sleep is shortened..Is this a problem??? Not sleeping in enough time is danger?? Obviously yes..and that causes a disease called Insomnia..


                        Let’s see the detailed description about this disease…Insomnia is a psychological disorder which is characterized by shortage of sleep which is caused by Stress, Depression, Mania, and other psychiatric disorders..sometimes it may also caused by over thinking, over excitement or any other factors..

What causes Insomnia..??

       Generally, insomnia can be caused by many reasons..but some of the reasons include the following….

     Insomnia can be caused by psychiatric diseases, unhealthy sleep habits, Specific substances or any biological factors…but recently scientists have been said that insomnia is a problem of brain which can unstoppable the wakefulness and refuse to sleep…this can be explained in detail….Usually, brain has sleep cycles which undergoes during normal sleep but in insomnia conditions, this sleep cycles are altered in such a way that there are two cycles like sleep cycle and wake cycle…In normal people, when one cycle is turned on another one is turned off but in insomnia patients there is a problem in any one of these cycles such as too much wakefulness or too little sleep….It is mandatory to know first that what is causing these sleep disturbances….

Medical causes:

                       There are some medical conditions which causes insomnia…In some cases medical condition can cause insomnia..In other conditions, symptoms include insomnia…

Some of the medical conditions include the following..

Nasal allergies


Endocrine problems



Back pain

Chronic pain

Parkinson’s disease

Gastrointestinal problems such as reflux

                Insomnia is also a symptom for many diseases such as “restless leg syndrome”, a neurological condition in which a person has uncomfortable sensation of needing to move legs..can lead to insomnia.

Types of insomnia:

      There are different types of insomnia such as..

  • Acute insomnia
  • Chronic insomnia
  • Comorbid insomnia
  • Onset insomnia
  • Maintenance insomnia

Let us know about the each type in detail….

* Acute insomnia:

           It is a brief episode of difficulty in sleeping..It is caused by the life event such as stressful works, receiving bad news…It can resolves without any treatment..

* Chronic insomnia:

             It is the name itself indicates that it is long period of difficulty in sleeping…Insomnia is considered as chronic because the person is fail to sleep at least three nights per week in a three months…Chronic insomnia characterized by many sleepless nights up to months..This is severe case but causes for this is many….

* Comorbid insomnia:

          This is the another case apart from above cases..In this the psychiatric diseases causes this type of insomnia…Some diseases like depression, anxiety, mania etc…the person fails to sleep due to their condition and sometimes they fail to sleep because of some other symptoms like back pain, gastrointestinal problems etc…

* Onset insomnia:

          This is characterized by the person feels difficulty in sleeping during beginning of the night…

* Maintenance insomnia:

      In this condition, the person feels difficulty to stay asleep that means if the person wakes up during middle of the sleep..he can’t sleep again..


          According to research in 2005..more than half of the people reported at least one symptom of insomnia…

Symptoms include the following..

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up a lot during night
  • Waking up too early
  • Not being able to get back to sleep
  • Feeling unrefreshed during mornings

The one who are reading this article, If you have been experiencing these above symptoms, be aware that you are insomnia patient, please consult your physician….

Because…A good laugh and a long sleep are the best medicines for any disease…..

Thanks for Reading……



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