Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that is portrayed by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. Individual with insomnia has one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up too early in the morning
  • Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
  • Feeling tired after waking

Types of Insomnia:

There are two kinds of insomnia: primary insomnia and secondary insomnia.

Primary Insomnia:

Primary insomnia means that an individual has sleep issues that are not directly connected with any other health condition or issue.

Secondary Insomnia:

Secondary insomnia implies that a person has sleep problems because of something else, such as a health condition (like depression, asthma, cancer, joint inflammation, or heartburn); pain; drugs they are taking; or a substance they are utilising (like alcohol).


Reasons of Insomnia:

  • Significant life stress (Employment loss or change, demise of a friend or loved one, separation, moving)
  • Emotional or physical distress
  • Environmental elements like light, noise or extreme temperatures (hot or cold) that interfere with sleep
  • Some drugs (for example those used to treat colds, depression, allergies, asthma and high blood pressure) might interfere with sleep
  • Interference’s in normal sleep schedule (switching from a day to night shift, for example)

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Symptoms of Insomnia:

  • Sleepiness during the day
  • Feeling lethargic
  • General tiredness
  • Irritability
  • Problems with concentration or memory

Suggestions to Cure and Prevent Insomnia:

  • Don’t watch stressful movie or something
  • If possible, avoid working in night shift
  • Avoid journeys
  • Don’t work on computer for prolonged hours
  • Make a fix schedule and time for going bed and waking
  • Don’t watch TV while going to sleep
  • Take a bath with warm water before two hours of going to bed
  • Meditation
  • Eat healthy food
  • Don’t eat at least two hours before going to sleep
  • Do some yoga exercises