Do you have insomnia?

Do you want to cure or reduce it? This information will give you several ways to reset your sleeping internal clock.

Sleep disorders are usually described as any disruption that interrupts an individual’s sleep pattern. There are sleep disorders which leave you with the feeling of not having slept at all. There are other disorders more severe such as daytime sleepiness, snoring loudly, trouble going to sleep during your normal sleep time. There are even disorders that cause a person to get too much sleep.

Insomnia that occurs regularly and for many days in a row is considered a sleep disorder.

There are particular symptoms during the daytime that are signs of sleep problems and if you experience any of these, you should see your doctor immediately, especially if you are falling asleep when driving or you have difficulty staying awake while sitting still.

Each type of sleep disorder has its own symptoms, but each result in similar symptoms as listed above and which are signs of sleep deprivation.

If you suspect that you are not getting enough sleep or that you might have a sleep disorder, speak to your physician or a sleep specialist. If your health care professional feels that you may have a sleep disorder they may ask that you keep a sleep diary, or they may even have you stay overnight at a sleep center for observation.

With Insomnia you can have a difficult time going to sleep or you have a difficult time staying asleep. Usually, you will know if you are experiencing insomnia because you will toss and turn or be awake at night. Those with insomnia complain about being unable to shut their eyes or stop their mind from racing.

Insomnia can caused by a multitude of reason including stress, fear, anxiety, some medications, herbs, too much caffeine, depression and other mental conditions. Often there is no obvious reason. An overactive imagination or physical pain may also be causes. In order to cure insomnia it is necessary to find the underlying cause.

Insomnia can be helped with behavioral treatments. There are relaxation techniques which can be practiced. Another relaxation method is visualization to relax – for example concentrate on being on a warm beach and relaxing in the warm sun. You will be surprised how much this technique will help you relax.

De-stress yourself before even trying to go to sleep. Reclaim your bed and bedroom by limiting time spent in the bedroom for non-sleep activities. This means move your television, computer, or home office out of the bedroom.

Reduce or totally eliminate the use of stimulants and depressants. Big meals just before bed can help reduce the risk of insomnia episodes.

These suggestions should help with insomnia and if they don’t, you must visit with your family doctor to see if there isn’t a more serious problem.