1. What is insomnia?
Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which people have difficulty falling or staying asleep. There may also be trouble getting back to sleep or they might wake up very often at night.
2. What causes insomnia?
Insomnia can be caused due to mental stress due to a job, personal life, illness, emotional or physical discomfort, extreme environmental factor, changes in work schedule and medications that may interfere with sleep.
3. What are the early signs of insomnia?
The common symptoms of insomnia are sleepiness during the day, feeling of tiredness, problems with concentration or memory and irritability.
4. Is insomnia sign of clinical depression?
Clinical depression is a mental health disorder characterised by persistent depressed mood, whereas insomnia is a sleep disorder. Both are very different and need different techniques to manage them. Depression can be managed by antidepressants while insomnia needs sedatives.
5. How can insomnia be treated?
Insomnia can be treated by changes in sleeping habits or managing the health conditions which may be causing insomnia. If insomnia is making you feel tired and sleepy during daytime, then the healthcare provider may prescribe some sleeping pills for a few days.