Insomnia is an inability to sleep or remain asleep, or having non-refreshing sleep for at least 1 month. There are two types of insomnia: primary insomnia and secondary insomnia.
- Primary insomnia: Sleeping disturbances not directly associated with any other health condition or problem.
- Secondary insomnia: Sleeping disturbances which can be traced back to a source i.e a health condition (like asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer, or heartburn), pain, medications taken; or a substance being used like alcohol.
People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
- Waking up too early in the morning
- Feeling tired upon waking
Americare can help you learn techniques to combat your insomnia.