Different Types Of Sleep Trouble

July 26, 2012 0 Comments

By Ralph Goldsmith

Insomnia, sometimes referred to as sleeplessness, is certainly not just a simple issue with sleeping. It can impact different individuals in various ways and this can encompass the duration of the sleeplessness, the quality of sleep and the different times that sleeplessness occurs

It can seem that you are getting no sleep at all, it can certainly feel that way. In actual fact it is likely that you are getting sleep and the issue is actually fairly short periods of time.

That’s is certainly true most of the time but there are some very extreme occurrences where individuals may go for days at a time without being able to achieve any sleep at all..

Of course, even if you’re missing out on an hour or two of sleep a night, that doesn’t mean that the problem is not to be taken seriously. People need a certain amount of sleep to preserve our mental and physical well being. When sleep problems get beyond a certain point then you may experience problems with both physical and psychological health.

Let’s explore some of the various forms of insomnia?

If you find it difficult to get to sleep at night, perhaps laying awake for an hour or more, but then you can sleep through until the next morning OK

Then you are experiencing Initial Insomnia

If you wake up too early in the morning and then lay there tossing and turning trying to get back to sleep without success

Then you are experiencing Terminal Insomnia (not as scary as it sounds, terminal just refers to the end of the sleep period)

Or, if you get to sleep OK to start with and then find that wake up in the middle of the night only to find it really hard to get back to sleep again. Perhaps it can take you more than an hour before you finally doze off again but then you sleep through to morning.

Then you are experiencing Middle Insomnia

Insomnia may not necessarily something that you have a problem with every night. You may find that there are big differences in how regularly you experience sleep problems and also how long the problems hang around.

Some people find they can sleep perfectly well most of the time but then they have periods of days when they really can’t seem to get a good nights sleep,

If this is what you are experiencing then you may be suffering from Intermittent Insomnia

On the other hand if your sleeping problems have been going on for more than a couple of weeks, perhaps even for a few months, then you have Chronic Insomnia

What about if you are going without any sleep for days at a time? You find it impossible to sleep at all, and this is going on for several nights in a row.

If you find it impossible to get any sleep at all, and this goes on for three or more days in a week, then you may well be suffering from Severe Insomnia

If you want information about what causes insomnia, plus tips on the best ways to cure it then visit http://what-is-insomnia.net/what-causes-insomnia/

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