Types of Insomnia and Their Causes

Types of Insomnia and Their CausesInsomnia is a sleep condition characterized by one not being able to fall asleep or maintaining sleep. A side effect of insomnia is irritability, inability to function properly during waking hours, and stress.

Insomnia is more prevalent in women than men and there are approximately 64 million sufferers in America alone. There are several different levels but there are three clear types agreed upon by the medical community: transient, acute, and chronic.

Types of Insomnia1. Transient is the mildest and doesn’t last a full week. The causes of this type are said to be extreme depression, stress, the time you go to bed, and changing your sleep environment. It’s consequences; which are similar to sleep deprivation, include sleepiness and impaired psycho-motor performance.

2. Acute is displayed by the body being unable to sleep for a month or up to 6 months. This can be caused by job loss or change, death of a loved one, or illness.

3. Chronic will last over 6 months. There can be another disorder that causes this or it can be the primary disorder. It’s side effects can vary as much as its causes. These side effects could include muscle fatigue, hallucinating, mental fatigue, and being unable to sleep. People with this disorder have said that it appears as if things are in slow motion, wherein everything seems to blend together.

Insomnia can have you waking up in the night unable to go back to sleep or waking up early in the morning. If left untreated it can cause serious health problems, both mental and physical.

Massage therapy can often benefit someone that suffers from this disorder by relaxing them and relieving stress. There are many other options that you can experiment with when trying to alleviate this disorder.