Are you having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep during the night? If so, you may have insomnia. Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders in which a person has difficulty falling or staying asleep. Insomnia can cause a person to experience fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentration, mood disturbances and decreased performance in work or at school. Insomnia is a common problem for adults and can fall under two categories.
Acute Insomnia is difficulty sleeping due to life circumstances. Examples can include trouble sleeping before a big test or important meeting or after receiving bad news. Acute Insomnia typically does not require treatment.
Chronic Insomnia is defined as disrupted sleep that lasts at lease three nights per week and
for at least three months. Chronic insomnia can be caused by a number of factors including unhealthy eating or sleeping habits, changes in work schedules or lifestyle patterns, or other physical disorders or illnesses. Treatment is often required to help patients recover for chronic insomnia.