Insomnia is a sleep disorder that occurs when you have a hard time falling or staying asleep. It is mostly described as a flag waving in the air seeking our attention to address a bigger issue. This will make insomnia more of a symptom than a problem.
Most women, older adults, and people under stress are at risk for insomnia. However, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Restless Legs Syndrome may also cause insomnia or make existing conditions worsen.
There are various types of Insomnia:
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Acute Insomnia is described as situational insomnia. It usually does not last longer than a month and it ends once the stress is no longer present.
Transient Insomnia lasts for less than a week. A couple of reasons for this type of insomnia could be changes to the environment in which you sleep, short-term depression, or another disorder.
Chronic Insomina usually happens in people with an underlying issue and it lasts over a month.
Waking up during the night and not being able to go back to sleep
Not being able to fall asleep at all
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Symptoms for Insomnia
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**If you or your partner are experiencing any of these symptoms, please see your primary care physician and/or check with your insurance company for an in-network sleep provider.If you are unsure if you should see a provider, or if seeing a provider is not on your radar at this time, schedule a 30-min consultation for more information.