Insomnia is a symptom which can accompany several sleep, medical and psychiatric disorders, characterized by persistent difficulty falling asleep and/or difficulty staying asleep. Insomnia is typically followed by functional impairment while awake.
Most adults have experienced sleeplessness at one time or another in their lives. An estimated 30%-50% of the general populations are affected by insomnia, and 10% have it as a chronic condition. Sleepless is a quite common problem but when it starts to become chronic, it becomes a big burden. Our body needs 6-8 hours of sleep. The older we become the longer hours of sleep recovery our body needs from every day’s stress. My teacher Dr. Denofrio used to say: “Sleep is your weapon.” If we are sleep deprived, we can’t function well and we easily get irritated and can’t concentrate. Insomnia is most often caused by stress, illness, a change of the sleeping environment and many other factors. There are five types of insomnia: Primary, Co-morbid , Transient, Short-term, and Chronic.