It is a condition where a person has difficulty in sleeping. Varied sleep patterns affect health conditions. It is a persistent disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep or both, despite the opportunity for adequate sleep. The symptoms are:
• Difficulty falling asleep at night
• Awakening during the night
• Awakening too early
• Not feeling well rested after a night's sleep
• Daytime tiredness or sleepiness
• Irritability, depression or anxiety
• Difficulty paying attention, focusing on tasks or remembering
• Increased errors or accidents
• Tension headaches
• Distress in the stomach and intestines
• Ongoing worries about sleep
HOW IS TROUBLE SLEEPING DIAGNOSED?
In addition to asking you a number of questions, a general physician may have you complete a questionnaire to determine your sleep-wake pattern and your level of daytime sleepiness. You may also be asked to keep a sleep diary for a couple of weeks if you haven't already done so. Occasionally, a blood test may be done to check for thyroid problems or other conditions that can cause trouble sleeping.
HOW IS TROUBLE SLEEPING TREATED?
There are a few solutions to Trouble Sleeping. One is the person can explore the possibility of switching to a normal work timing during the day and get out of night shift. The other is to try and change the sleeping environment, like making it darker to see if the sleep quota is completed during the day. In many cases some supplements may also be prescribed to treat Trouble Sleeping.
DID YOU KNOW?
That the stress created due to sleeplessness can lead to other complications as well?