Monday, December 20, 2010


Insomnia is a symptom of sleep disorders in the form of recurrent difficulties to sleep or maintaining sleep, although there is a chance for it. The symptoms are typically followed by functional impairment while awake.
Insomnia is often caused by an illness or due to psychological problems. This is usually exacerbated by unhealthy behaviors, such as irregular hours of sleep, frequent late nights and caffeine use. In this case, medical or psychological assistance will be required. One of psychological therapy that effectively deal with insomnia is cognitive therapy. In such therapy, a patient is taught to improve sleep habits and eliminate counter-productive assumptions about sleep.

Many insomniacs dependent on sleeping pills and other sedative substances to be rested. All sedative drugs have the potential to cause psychological dependence form of assumption that they can not sleep without the drug.

Insomnia Causes

Causes of sleep disorders are usually divided into 3 conditions, ie, medical conditions, psychiatric conditions and environmental conditions.

Some medical conditions that can cause sleep disorders are:
1. Disturbances in the heart such as heart failure and ischemia in coronary artery
2. Stroke, degenerative conditions, dementia, sleep disorders due to CNS disorders
3. Hypothyroidism, menopause, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and hipogonadism
4. Obstructive pulmonary disorders, asthma, pickwikian syndrome
5. Disease vomit gastric fluids
6. Disturbances in the blood
7. The use of drugs such as decongestants, koritokosteroid, and bronchodilators
8. Other conditions such as fever, pain and infection

Some psychological condition that can that can cause sleep disorders.
1. Depression can cause disturbances in REM (rapid eye movement)
2. Post Trauma Syndrome
3. Psychotropic drugs
4. Stress
5. Tense-anxious

Some environmental conditions that can cause sleep disorders
1. Life-threatening events or events that have a high stress
2. Impaired sleep cycle due to irregular working hours (evening and morning)
3. Noisy environment, cold, or too hot

Insomnia is not a disease, but is a phenomenon which has various causes, such as emotional disorders, physical disorders and drug use.
Insomnia can affect all age groups. However, the incidence of insomnia increases with age. This may be caused by stress that often gets attacked by people who are older. In addition, women more often said to suffer from insomnia than men.


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