Insomnia is a symptom of a disorder that causes lack of sleep. People struck with insomnia experience difficultly either in falling asleep or in remaining asleep. Though it was not a common ailment in the past, with the changing lifestyle and too much of stress, the prevalence of insomnia has increased considerably. In the present times, almost every other individual of the urban upper class society complains of a lack of sleep or inability to have a peaceful sleep.
Causes Of Insomnia
Excessive stress and anxiety , Mental strain, Overwork at workplace/home, Overexcitement, Suppressed resentment, anger or bitterness, Constipation, Excessive intake of tea/coffee , Too much smoking, Dyspepsia, Hormonal changes in women, Decreased melatonin, Disturbances of the circadian rhythm, such as shift work and jet lag.
Difficulty in falling asleep, Changes in the duration and quality of sleep, Persistent changes in sleep patterns, Memory lapse, Lack of concentration during the day, Confusion, Emotional instability , Not feeling well rested after a night’s sleep, Daytime fatigue or sleepiness, Anxiety, Increased errors or accidents, Tension headaches, Gastrointestinal symptoms.