Insomnia (sleeplessness) is a sleep disorder characterised by the inability to fall asleep, or stay asleep for long enough.
Most people experience insomnia at some point in their life. Although it is difficult to define what normal sleep is because everyone is different. Age, diet, lifestyle, and environment all play a part in influencing how much sleep a person needs.
It is estimated that 30% of all people in the UK suffer from episodes of insomnia; it is more common in women and more likely to occur with age.
Stress, anxiety, worry and depression are all common causes of sleeplessness. It may also be caused by other conditions as well as certain medication and the misuse of alcohol and drugs.
Some common symptoms of insomnia are:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking up during the night
- Waking up too early in the morning
- Difficulty functioning during the day
- feeling tired and irritable
- Problems concentrating
There are numerous other problems associated with being unable to sleep. Resulting fatigue may make it difficult to function during the day affecting your job, your home life and the quality of life in general. Tension and irritability can create relationship problems with family, friends and work colleagues. Naturally relationship problems will often be more pronounced with loved ones and those close to you.
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You should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment for medical conditions; always inform them before starting any complementary or additional therapies or treatments.