The insomnia is a persistent disorder that impairs a person ‘s ability to fall asleep or even to stay asleep throughout the night. Thus, the person’s quality of life, in general, is usually compromised.
People with insomnia usually start the day feeling tired, have mood problems and lack of energy and have poor performance at work or in studies because of this disorder. Many adults experience insomnia at some point in their lives, but some people have chronic insomnia, which can last for a much longer period than normal. Insomnia can also be a secondary disorder caused by other reasons, such as illness or medication misuse which are:
Daily anxiety, as well as severe anxiety disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, can disrupt sleep.
Attention: worrying about the difficulty you will have to sleep can also lead to insomnia more easily.
A person with depression may sleep more than normal and may also not be able to sleep at all. Insomnia is common in cases of depression.
Chronic pain, difficulty breathing or frequent urination can lead to insomnia. Examples of conditions associated with insomnia include:
Traveling or changing work hours can cause a change in the body’s heart rate and in the so-called “biological clock”, which makes it difficult to start sleep.
Coffee, tea, cola-based soft drinks, and other caffeine-containing drinks are well-known and common stimulants in everyday life. Its consumption is not prohibited and is not directly related to insomnia, but it can, eventually, be a triggering factor of the disorder. Drinking coffee at night, for example, can make it difficult to start sleeping. Nicotine in cigarettes or other tobacco products is another stimulant that can cause insomnia.
Eating a light snack before bed is recommended, but eating too much can make a person feel physically uncomfortable at bedtime, which can make it difficult to fall asleep. Many people also experience heartburn and reflux, which also impair sleep.
Noises and other changes in the environment can wake an elderly person more easily than someone younger.
Over time, the person may become less physically or socially active. The less active a person is, the more time they will have to take naps throughout the day, which makes it difficult to sleep at night.
If you have symptoms of insomnia and they are impairing your daily activities and your performance at work or studying, see a specialist to determine what may be causing the problem and how it can be treated.
A change in sleep habits and treating the underlying causes of insomnia, such as medical conditions or medications, can restore a healthy sleep pattern in many patients.
If you are having sleep disturbances: difficulty falling asleep, early and night awakenings. We provide treatment and drugs to cure it. The most commonly used drugs for the treatment of insomnia are:
Zolpidem (Ambien): It shortens the time of falling asleep, reduces the number of night awakenings, increases the total duration of sleep and improves its quality.
Clonazolam: It is a remedy used to treat psychological and neurological disorders, such as Insomnia or anxiety, due to its anticonvulsant action, muscle relaxation, and tranquilizer.
Diazepam: It can be very useful as an adjunct in the treatment of anxiety or agitation associated with psychiatric disorders like Insomnia.