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What Is Insomnia and How to Treat It

Early in the morning you have to go to work, but you can only fall asleep by dawn. If you don’t have sleep problems, you’re as lucky as those who hit the jackpot at Play Amo. And if insomnia is not happening for the first time, it’s a reason to think. It is really not worth turning a blind eye here, but to the situation – there is a high probability of developing a serious illness – chronic insomnia.


Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person is either trying to sleep for a long time, or falls asleep, but not deep, but anxious and shallow sleep. Usually in this case, even soft sounds can wake him up, after which it is very difficult to fall asleep again.


Most often teenagers, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with a rattled nervous system or mental illnesses suffer from insomnia. But this is not all categories of people prone to insomnia. There are many other reasons for its occurrence.

Reasons for Insomnia

  • Consumption of caffeine-containing products and alcohol.
  • Certain medications.
  • Excessive stress or emotional overexcitement.
  • Depression.
  • Neurological disorders.
  • Stomach disorders accompanied by pain and heartburn.
  • Thyroid disorders.
  • Hyperactivity or attention deficit disorder.
  • High levels of stimulating hormones in the body.
  • Autism
  • Night work.
  • Disruption of sleep patterns, circadian rhythms.
  • Frequent change of time zones.
  • Fatty acid deficiency in the body.

What Is the Danger of Insomnia?

Someone may think that there is nothing dangerous about insomnia – if you don’t get enough sleep today, you will get enough sleep tomorrow. In fact, chronic insomnia is a serious condition. It can adversely affect the human immune system, cause endocrine and cardiovascular disease, and undermine mental health. In addition, it won’t be a surprise to anyone that sleep problems instantly affect performance – both mental and physical, leave a mark on appearance, cause nervousness and irritability, as well as affecting overall health.

How to Cope With Insomnia

If the problem with sleep is a non-permanent phenomenon, you can cope on your own: don’t use gadgets an hour before going to bed, give up coffee, alcohol, and heavy food before going to bed, try not to smoke at night, go to bed before midnight, follow the regime.


Regular insomnia is already a reason to see a doctor. They will identify its cause, possibly prescribe a sleeping pill that is suitable in your particular case, prescribe therapy, and recommend Omega-3 into your daily diet.

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