Health and Wellness : Insomnia

Discussion in 'Black Health and Wellness' started by MsInterpret, Mar 20, 2011.

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Have you have or had insomnia?

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Has anyone ever had insomnia?

    Insomnia is difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep, or having nonrefreshing sleep for at least 1 month.

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Primary insomnia refers to insomnia that is not caused by any known physical or mental condition.

    Insomnia is caused by many different things. The most common causes of insomnia are:

    Alcohol

    Anxiety

    Coffee

    Stress

    Secondary insomnia is caused by a medical condition. Depression is a very common cause of secondary insomnia. Often, insomnia is the symptom that causes people with depression to seek medical help.

    Symptoms

    Difficulty falling asleep on most nights

    Feeling tired during the day or falling asleep during the day

    Not feeling refreshed when you wake up

    Waking up several times during sleep

    People who have primary insomnia tend to keep thinking about getting enough sleep. The more they try to sleep, the greater their sense of frustration and distress, and the more difficult sleep becomes.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001808/
     
  2. Arvel

    Arvel New Member MEMBER

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    Hi MsInterpret,
    Insomnia is a latin word and it means not sleep.
    There are 3 types of insomnia, transient, acute and chronic.
    There are few tips for insomnia patients that could help you in sleep.
    Take a warm bath it will relax your body,
    If possible get firm massage before sleeping,
    Drinking warm milk 15/20 minutes before sleeping will sooth your nervous system,
    Listen soft music in bed.
     
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