Having a hard time getting to sleep at night? You’re not alone. Studies, including this one from the American Sleep Foundation, show that roughly half of all Americans report having trouble sleeping once in a while, and more than 1 in 5 suffer from chronic insomnia.
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Generally speaking, insomnia is a symptom that may result from stress, anxiety, depression, a serious medical condition, pain, or a substance abuse issue. To help you overcome sleeplessness, you need to determine what type of insomnia is affecting you…
The catch-all term for sleep disorders is insomnia, a classification of sleep-wake disorders that involves difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, and early-morning awakening. Insomnia can be simply defined as an overall insufficient quantity and/or quality of sleep.
If you’re only struggling to sleep occasionally, your doctor might diagnose you with episodic insomnia. However, if your sleeplessness is the result of something more specific, your treatment may require a different approach.