Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. Insomnia condition is commonly about difficulty falling asleep or stay asleep, though he/she feels tired or exhausted. 

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (R), 30 – 35 percent of adults are affected by short-term insomnia at some points in life, and up to 20 percent have short-term insomnia lasts less than 3 months. Up to 10 percent have chronic insomnia that occurs three times per week for at least three months.

Difference Face Appearance with Chronic Insomnia

Studies revealed that insomnia affects women more often than men, and more to old-aged adults. Common symptoms and effects of insomnia include,

  • Take a longer time to fall sleepiness.
  • Sleep late at night and wake up late in the morning.
  • Fatigue and exhausted during the day.
  • Feel drowsy and have daytime sleepiness while not able to sleep at night.
  • Affect the ability to focus or concentrate.
  • Affect brain functions for effective memory.
  • Feel bad mood or mood disturbance.
  • Low energy and motivation; affect work and school performance.

Insomnia Effects – Body without Sleep

Insomnia causing inadequate sleep, and that negatively affects immune systems, neuron systems, digestive systems, producing growth hormone, and melatonin, which has functionality as an antioxidant. That may cause inflammation and allergy.

Studies revealed that insomnia effects are crucial. Health problems may not reveal in one night or one month. Ignorance of symptoms allowing more effects to brain function and mentality, which is more difficult to recover.

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Causes of Insomnia – Several Interesting Factors

Typically, adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per day. Several factors intrigue body being disrupted in sleeping and having insomnia, associated with physical, medical, psychiatric, environmental, genetics, shift work, and aging issues.

Physical issues involve illness, physical pain, older age, hormone changes, and pregnancy-related to physical changes. Improper sleeping posture and bedding can cause physical pain and interrupt sleepiness.

Medical issues involved with taking medicine containing steroids, such as Corticosteroids, Cortisone, Methylprednisolone, and Prednisone, which are able to switch off the genes responsible for releasing the inflammatory chemical to the blood vessel and muscle. Steroids stimulate the organism to react and cause steroid side effect to insomnia. (R)

Psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, nervousness, stress, sadness, overage shock associated with excessive delight or sadness. All of which affect nerve systems and interfere sleepiness.

Environmental issues such as noise, light, temperature interfering during sleeping. Life or circumstance changes cause anxiety and stress.

Genes

Genetics issues are rarely found. Studies revealed 40 families found worldwide. That caused by a mutation to the protein PrP. (R)

Shift work sleep disorder that individuals try to sleep during day time and feel excessive sleepiness at night, and frequently feel sleepiness both on and off the job.

Aging issues that senior adults are able to sleep shorter period. Body of old-aged adults produces a lesser hormone, which helps sleepiness. Aging issues may associate with other sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, restless leg syndrome, and other illness such as Parkinson, Alzheimer, and cardiovascular disease.(R)

Short-term Insomnia

Some source may call Short-term Insomnia as Transient Insomnia or Acute Insomnia – having trouble sleeping for a short-lasting less than a month. Short-term insomnia typically was triggered by pressure from work, exam, health problem, or relationship change. Usually, that symptom resolves once the stressful situation has passed, or mentally accepted it.


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Chronic Insomnia

Chronic insomnia involves difficulty sleeping for three or more days per week and lasts longer than three months, which has a critical impact on brain function and body. People with chronic insomnia need professional help to remedy before that becomes more severe and takes longer time and much more costs to solve.

Short-term Insomnia – Can Be Severe and become Long-term Insomnia

My friend with insomnia never enabled to sleep until midnight during his past years. That symptom started with him in a month then two months and a year. He did not look refresh and being joyful, though he was trying to. How awful that is even one-night bad sleep can affect our behavior and performance. It is easy to understand that Insomnia can take tremendous impact on mental and physical health.

People experiencing short-term insomnia can be a problem, if ignored it can lead to long-term chronic insomnia. It is recommended to address and find remedies from your doctors or consult a Sleep Specialist.

Chronic insomnia will affect brain function, increase risks of raises in blood pressure, increase changes in depression, affect the mental focus, influence emotional balance, and worsen constipation. Chronic insomnia increases risks associated with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Poor-quality sleep could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, according to the findings of a new study, published Jan. 9, 2019 in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

Insomnia Treatments

Short-term insomnia, Transient insomnia, or Acute insomnia may stop after treating with a natural remedy through adjusting sleep condition, sleep behavior, lifestyle, regular exercise, diet before sleep, taking herbs for good sleep, and taking Nature Sleep Formula.

On-the-counter sleep aids can be addictive and may not solve long-term problems.

The common treatments are about adjustment of sleep behavior.

When sleep disorder symptoms last longer than three months, that should be addressed and consult with your doctors or sleep disorder specialists as soon as possible.

Insomnia treatment techniques can be slightly different in each clinic and sleep centers. The most common treatment activities include,

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social short-term treatment that focuses on mental health improvement, the relationship between thoughts, beliefs, and feelings, and behaviors that follow. CBT strategies lead people to learn their perceptions influence how they respond to specific situations. Originally, it was designed to treat depression, but its use has been expanded to include treatment of a number of mental health conditions, including anxiety.

The therapist’s role is to assist the client in finding and practicing effective strategies to address the identified goals and decrease symptoms of the disorder.

Prescription Medications

Though medication is not the best option, doctors and Sleep Specialists may have a judgment to prescribe medications for helping sleep and stay asleep, for example (R),

  • Eszopiclone
  • Ramelteon
  • Zaleplon
  • Zolpidem

On-the-Counter Medications

Non-prescription sleep medications are not for regular use. That may have a side effect of dizziness and day time sleepiness. It is recommended to consult doctors or Sleep Specialists for the use.

In Conclusion

That is it for Insomnia Sleep Disorders based on my experience and research. I hope Insomnia Effects gave you ideas of Insomnia Sleep Disorders about symptoms, causes, and treatments.

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Keep in mind when insomnia lasts over a week, you may take self natural remedies and may take supplementary food for sleep, natural herbs, natural sleep aids, and Nature Sleep formula that promotes sleep quality. When sleep disorders last longer than three months, this problem should be addressed and consult with your family doctor and/or a Sleep Specialist as soon as possible before it getting more difficult to recover.

The diagnosis of insomnia may reveal having other types of sleep disorders such as Obstruction Sleep Apnea (OSA), which associated with difficulty in breathing during sleep. It is more severe when Sleep Apnea is not remedied because that symptom affects brain functionality and increases risks of Parkinson, Alzheimer, and Cardiovascular disease.

Learn more about Relaxation Techniques for Sleep and The Best Time To Sleep. That could help you solve the sleep problem. If you have questions or personal reviews, feel free to leave your comments below. I would love to hear from you.

Wish you have good sleep,

Priscilla, TreatmentOfSleepDisorders.com

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26 Comments

Tarun · January 23, 2019 at 7:54 am

dear god! I think i suffer from insomnia – i sleep around 2-3 am and get up at 8am (have to cos of work but im late)

i suffer from a poor immune system – i keep having a cold every morning and I feel tired and am over weight! crap!

i dont want to take any sleep pills – is there any natural way of fixing this? do I need to see a specialist doctor?

    Priscilla · January 24, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Hi Tarun,

    Thanks for the visits and questions.  In general adults should have sleep range 7- 9 hours. If I’m not wrong you wake up because of work, but actually your body still wants to sleep a bit longer. From 2 am to 8 am is 6 hours which may be fine for some individuals and they can compensate with a nap time approx. 15 – 60 minutes during the day. 

    Sleep deprivation just once for a while is common, but for ongoing sleep deprivation will affect immune system, memory system, eating disorder, bowel and digestive system, and increase risks of obesity and heart disease. 

    In case you cannot sleep though you are tired, that may be insomnia. Try natural food that improve sleepiness such as milk, banana, yogurt, chamomile tea, walnut, or avocado before bed time. Try not to have computer, TV, or smart phone closed to your bed time because the radiation will lessen melatonin in body and cause hard sleep.

    You may visit my posts “Insomnia Effects” and ” natural-sleep-foods“and” /”>9 Best Natural Sleep Herbs” for the details. If you have more questions, please feel free to post here.

    Wish you have better sleep,

    Priscilla 

Salim · January 25, 2019 at 1:47 am

Insomnia is not a good State of health and can be deadly as it kills the bodily functions. I have experienced it once in my high school days as a result of psychological conditions but I was diagnosed and was prescribed medications that worked effectively. But is it Every time one experience difficulty in sleeping that we call insomnia and can it be a symptom of another health issue?

    Priscilla · January 25, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Hi Salim,

    Thanks for sharing your experience during your high school. It is great that you recovered.  

    Insomnia is difficulty to fall and stay asleep, as one type of sleep disorders. You may visit the post for more details.
    There are 7 factors of insomnia such as effects by medication like steroid, physical pain, psychiatric issues, including genetics, irregular shift work, and environmental issues. In conclusion, I think insomnia can be side effects of another health issue. What do you think?

    Priscilla

Rick · January 25, 2019 at 1:52 am

Thank you for sharing this article on Insomnia effects , I didn’t realize that there was such a thing as short term Insomnia. The one thing that I do know as a result of having sleep apnea is that you are absolutely right . Lack of sleep has many long term effects on our bodies. Thank you again for bringing awareness to this condition .

    Priscilla · January 25, 2019 at 4:13 am

    Hi Rick,

    Thanks for your comments. One experience I learned from a young CEO and MD of SAP Indian subcontinent. He died of heart attack because of most likely inadequate sleep. He is an athletic person, active in sports, and fitness freak, but he slept 4-5 hours a day. That brought awareness of adequate sleep is very important to our body.

    Thanks again for your visits and comments.

    Priscilla

Todd Matthews · February 23, 2019 at 6:19 pm

I suffered from insomnia from time to time for ages but I’ve since been able to fight it off simply with regular exercise (especially in the evening, if that makes any sense), writing, and reading, usually in that order. I’ve always recommended such a system for improving sleep. Granted, it won’t work for everyone and others might have to go with other treatment options. 

    Priscilla · February 24, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Hi Todd,
    Thanks so much for your review and comments. You shared good tips for treating insomnia which work well for you. They make sense to me. I believe it is good to try with your natural techniques, exercise, writing, and reading.
    Thanks again for your sharing.
    Cheer,
    Priscilla

Katy · February 23, 2019 at 6:19 pm

I didn’t know so many people have sleep insomnia, at least at some point in their life. I know many people that wake up often at night, and it can be very hard for them to function properly the next day. I didn’t know there were so many problems you can have if you have sleep insomnia. From being at a higher risk to getting heart disease to diabetes. It’s crazy how much sleep can effect our body. Getting the right amount of sleep is important. So, the people I know that have issues sleeping need some help. I will send them over to your blog to get more info. Thank you for the great help!

    Priscilla · February 24, 2019 at 5:12 am

    Hi Katy,
    Thanks for your review and sharing the article to others. I wish people learn more about negative effects of insomnia and realize the importance of good enough sleep. Serious health problems may reveal when we are grow older, which are more difficult to recover.
    All the best,
    Priscilla

Kari · February 23, 2019 at 6:23 pm

Hi Priscilla

I did not know that a lack of sleep can cause so many different problems that don’t even relate to sleeping. I have been having a lot of trouble sleeping lately. I am going to start simple with your herbs for good sleep. Hoping it is a small problem. If need be I will come back to see if the CBT can help. Thank you this has been most helpful. Here is to good sleep.

    Priscilla · February 24, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Hi Kari,
    Thanks for you review. Several natural foods and herbs contain magnesium that help improve sleep. I wish you will find good ones for yourself.
    Wish you have better sleep.
    All the best,
    Priscilla

akshaysaxena · February 23, 2019 at 6:24 pm

Great article, Priscilla. You have raised up very comprehensive yet insightful awareness to this most common disorder of Insomnia. I know many people suffer from a sleep disorder, including me most of the time.

And, we take it lightly, without giving any required attention to it. By being totally unaware of its harmful psychological, immune, BP and other consequences as you have listed.

Just by reading this article, I’ll deal with this hidden issue seriously now.

Thank a lot for sharing this useful piece of information.

    Priscilla · February 24, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Hi Akshaysaxena,
    Thanks for your review. I’m glad this article is useful and bring awareness. Hope you have better sleep.
    All the best,
    Priscilla

Paschal · February 23, 2019 at 6:27 pm

Priscilla I am glad to read your article about insomnia. Coincidentally my uncles wife lives with this sickness for over 10 years. She sleeps only 3 hours everyday day.  Doctors have given up on her and most drugs fail to be useful. She is not physchotic and she goes about her normal non strenuous business. Can she still get some help 

    Priscilla · February 24, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Hi Paschal,
    Thanks for your review. I believe it is never too late to have sleep disorder treatments. At least she is aware of her sleep problem, as she avoids pressure in her work. Good quality natural foods and herbs may help. Or try Natural Sleep Formula which contains natural herb ingredients. You can find the link in the Conclusion section of this post.
    All the best,
    Priscilla

Kari · February 23, 2019 at 6:29 pm

Priscilla

I have been having a hard time sleeping lately and I hope it is nothing major. I am going to try your list of herbs for good sleep. Hoping this will work for me but if I have to I will be back to see if the CBT will work better. Thank you for all of your helpful information. Here is to good sleep.

    Priscilla · February 24, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Hi Kari,
    Thanks for sharing your experience. Hope you will find good herbs that help improve your sleep. Or you may try Natural Sleep Formula with natural herbs ingredients. I attached the link in the Conclusion section in this post. I wish you have better sleep.
    All the best,
    Priscilla

Taetske · February 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Good evening Priscilla,

I think you have covered nearly all one can say on Insomnia. It is awful when you cannot fall asleep and ly tossing and turning in your bed. I have gone through a period like that when I had big problems but luckily that is something from the past.

I do take some Melatonin before going to bed. There is no TV, computer, or cell phone in the bedroom. I try to go to bed at approx. the same time and at 07.00 the alarm clock rings. The bedroom is as dark as possible and in general, I can say I sleep very well. I also unplug all devices so at least my sleeping hours are radiation free. I eat a light meal at least 2 hours before I go to sleep as that also helps. I do not take sleeping pills as I really do not need nor want them.

Regards, Taetske

    Priscilla · February 24, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Hi Taetske,
    Thanks for your review. You have a very good concern on well sleep. And thanks for sharing your experience on practicing good sleep behavior and environment. I’m glad that works well for you. You encourage many people as well.
    Cheer,
    Priscilla

Jafor Iqbal · February 23, 2019 at 6:34 pm

So helpful article about insomnia effects. I am suffering from Sleep disorder nowadays. this article will help me to find out my problem and solve this issue. It is very surprising that when I suffer this I got this article. I will bookmark this post and take your prescription. I will look forward to your new post. Thanks for the article.

    admin · February 24, 2019 at 4:43 am

    Hi Jafor,
    Thanks for your review and comments. Try natural food and herb for sleep which is good for health and improving deep sleep. I experienced them by myself.
    All the best,
    Priscilla

usman gagi · February 23, 2019 at 6:39 pm

Hi Rufat,

Thank you for sharing this great informational article about Insomnia effects. Insomnia is not a good State of health.Lack of sleep has many long term effects on our bodies. I will definitely be back to your website for your helpful information. I will share this article with my friends.

    admin · February 24, 2019 at 4:38 am

    Hi Usman,
    Thanks for your review and sharing my article. I hope it will be a good call for people to realize the importance of having good quality sleep.
    Cheer,
    Priscilla

Angelica · February 23, 2019 at 6:57 pm

Thanks a lot Priscilla for putting this together. Am sure so much research was done on it because I experience this sleeping disorder as well. I can only guess that mine is as a result of too much emotional stress (thinking a lot because of some unfulfilled personal targets plus many others)

I believe worry can cause a whole lack of sleep. I try my best not to be on drugs or get use to sleeping pills, it’s not been easy though but I still get by.

I would also recommend a good workout in the evening to help through the night so that the muscles can relax after a good shower too, seems to me more natural treatment than sleeping pills.

Thanks a lot for sharing really!
Angelica.

    admin · February 24, 2019 at 4:33 am

    Hi Angelica,
    Thanks so much for your review. I totally agree with you that good workout or exercise and warm bath or shower in the evening help improve fast sleep.
    Cheer,
    Priscilla

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