3. Insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia is when a patient is unable to fall asleep even when tired after an exhausting day.

Insomnia can be the result of using specific substances, biological factors, unhealthy sleep, shift work, certain medications and depression. Chronic insomnia can happen around 3 nights per week and can last for months.

Other Issues

Insomnia can develop to be more harmful than just causing sleeping difficulties. Due to its symptoms, insomnia may result in mental triggers leading to depression, anxiety, sleeping during the day and impaired social interactions.

Symptoms:

  • Difficulties falling asleep
  • Poor concentration
  • Anxiety, depression
  • Daytime sleepiness and energy loss

Treatment

If you are diagnosed with Insomnia, your doctor may suggest changes to your sleep routines and sleep environment or prescribe medications.  If your insomnia is caused by other underlying sleep disorders, you may be prescribed therapy such as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP).