Insomnia And The Major Causes
Author: EMMA WANJIKU
Insomnia is a condition that has been described not a disease but rather a symptom. It indicates that something is wrong in the body and should not be taken lightly. When you fail to initiate sleep or maintain it, this will be called insomnia. Also, if you can neither initiate nor maintain the sleep, you will be suffering from the same. There are several kinds or types of this condition and according to statistics; women will tend to suffer more. There are three kinds of insomnia and they are explained below.
First, there is transient insomnia. This kind will affect people for days and even weeks. It is caused by a host of factors that include change of sleeping environment to severe depression and stress. The second kind is acute insomnia. Those that have this kind of problem will tend to suffer from 3 weeks to six months. They will consistently notice that they are not sleeping well. Then, there is the most severe kind which is the chronic insomnia. Sufferers will have it for years and it will be caused by a myriad of factors.
This chronic condition is able to cause people to live in their own reality. Double visions and things moving in slow motion is the aftermath. It is good to have an idea of some of the top factors that cause this condition. The following are the known causes that will see you lack sleep mildly to a chronic stage. The first notorious cause is the use of drugs and stimulants. These drugs might include medications, herbs, caffeine, cocaine, ephedrine, amphetamines, methylphenidate, MDMA, methamphetamine and modafinil.
Antibiotics have also been seen to make the condition worse and lead to chronic cases. Also, Restless Leg Syndrome has also been seen to spark anxiety and cause lack of sleep or poor sleep. This condition will see the leg move and it can be very difficult to fall asleep in this condition. If you are suffering from pain no matter the cause, you will tend to lack sleep. Pain will see to it that you do not get the right rest that is necessary for your body and soul.
Hormonal imbalance is also a culprit with this regard. Women will tend to lack sleep when the hormones are acting up preceding periods as well as during menopause season. Other causes worth a mention are anxiety, stress, fear, mental and emotional tension, unfulfilled sex life and the list goes on. These issues will gravely eat into the mind and subconscious and an individual will not be able to rest. On the list of disorders, the following have been rife in those who lack sleep.
There are mental disorders like bipolar disorder, clinical depressions, post traumatic stress disorders, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorders and many others. These are very serious conditions that will be responsible for the absence of quality sleep in those that suffer. Hazards of sleep like noise, foul smell and the like are also known to cause this problem. Health conditions like hyperthyroidism and rheumatoid arthritis have been seen to be notorious causes as well. There are so many other health conditions and independent factors that are linked to lack of sleep.