Insomnia is a condition characterized by severe sleep disorders within a human being. It is a chronic condition in which a person faces persistent difficulty falling asleep or has a problem staying asleep for a longer period of time. Insomnia can affect a person of any age and gender but it is generally common in women and aged people.

Types of Insomnia

Insomnia is further classified according to its cause and duration into the following types:

1. Primary Insomnia: This type of insomnia is caused due to stress or anxiety and is not related to any medical condition.

2. Secondary Insomnia: This type of insomnia is caused by some medical condition, such as depression, sleep apnea, etc.

3. Transient Insomnia: It is the type of insomnia in which the symptoms last from a few days to a few weeks.

4. Acute or Short Term Insomnia: In this type of insomnia the symptoms last for several weeks.

5. Chronic Insomnia: Insomnia is referred to as chronic when the symptoms last for several months or may be several years.

Causes of Insomnia

There are several factors contributing to the onset of Insomnia in a person: These factors include:

1. Lifestyle: The lifestyle of a person is a major contributing factor to the condition like Insomnia. People who are addict to smoking, drinking, awaking late in the nights are more prone to Insomnia. Apart from this, people working in the night shifts, people living in high altitudes, and people living in areas with frequent variation in temperature are also prone to Insomnia.

2. Medical Conditions: The people suffering from angina, acid reflux disease (GERD), asthma, arthritis, tumors, chronic fatigue syndrome, and hyperthyroidism are more prone to Insomnia. Apart from these, pregnant women, elderly people, and menopausal women are also more prone to Insomnia.

3. People consuming certain types of medicines or drugs, such as allergy medicines, heart and blood pressure medicines, weight loss medicines, etc are also more prone to Insomnia.

Symptoms of Insomnia

1. Difficulty falling asleep
2. Problem having a continuous sleep
3. Poor concentration and coordination
4. Depression
5. Headaches
6. Acid Reflux
7. Irritability
8. Feeling tired all the time

Risks associated to Insomnia

This condition can lead to poor immunity, depression, anxiety, obesity, and many other short and long term medical conditions in a person. The person with insomnia has an increased risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Along with this, people with this condition are more prone to accidents. However, the good news is that insomnia is a curable disease and can be easily cured by simple herbal remedies. Aaram capsule is one of the best known and safe herbal remedy for insomnia or sleeplessness.

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30 thoughts on “Symptoms Of Sleeplessness

  1. STILL standing

    What is the most effective natural product for sleep?
    I have great trouble sleeping at night due to depression, bad nerves, and maybe something else.

    Antipsychotic meds get me to sleep well, but I had major problems when I get off of them, so I want a natural product that I won’t get hooked on, have withdrawal symptoms from, and receive maximum results from.

    Also, I would prefer to hear from people with personal experience of sleeping problems, and the more severe the better, since mine’s pretty severe.

    Thanks for any and all help!

  2. Lee

    Is it hard to get off of the medication Seroquel?
    I’ve been taking the medication seroquel to help me sleep for the past 5 years. I am always tired and have a very hard time getting up in the morning and have other side effects so want to get off of the medicine. I’ve read that there are withdrawal symptoms. I’m wondering if any of you have expereince with getting off of seroquel. I know I have to taper off of it slowly.

    1. Scrabble Cat

      Tapering off Seroquel is like tapering down off of any other psychotropic drug. There may be side effects, but often the worst “side effect” people refer to is the return of symptoms they were trying to treat. In your case, your insomnia may return. It is also possible that, after 5 years, whatever was causing your insomnia has been taken care of. Many people take Seroquel for Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder; as you can imagine, the return of THEIR symptoms is more serious than insomnia.

      If you begin to experience sleeplessness, talk to your doctor about trying something different like Rozerem, or Trazadone. Both of these meds can be taken for a longer period of time that your typical sleep aid (examples: Lunesta, Ambien, Sonata) or benzodiazepines (examples: Klonopin, Ativan, Xanax).

      The other most common side effect of Seroquel withdrawal is nausea/vomiting. You may or may not experience this.

  3. Phillip S.

    Is all depression imagined or is there sometimes people are depressed for a reason?
    On tv there seems to be a commercial advertising a pill that can treat a condition: one for sleeplessness, dry eye and even depression. Can depression be treated with a pill or is there more to depression? Obviously when there’s a death of a family or friend you get depressed and isolation can be very depressing. Your opinion?

    1. P. B.

      Sadness is not the same as depression. Sadness is a mood that comes naturally to us. In time, it dissipates. Depression is generally a long-term condition characterized by a chemical imbalance in the brain, and there are different degrees such as dysthymia – a low level depression – or clinical depression which pretty much shuts you down and can lead to suicidal thoughts and actions. There is no one “cure” for depression. Medication can help restore the chemical imbalance, but medication is hit or miss, and it may only partially alleviate symptoms. Diet, exercise, meditation, and therapy can also help. In extreme cases where all other options fail, some people undergo electro-convulsive therapy which can have side effects – but is often worth saving a life.

      From personal experience, I was clinically depressed for almost 4 years. I tried everything short of ECT. One day I noticed an incremental change, and each day after I slowly felt better over 2 to 3 months. Although I am not a happy person yet, I no longer suffer the debilitating effects of depression. I have no idea why the change occurred.

  4. Surmount

    How make your mind keep and happy?
    I am Shahid age 23, working in call center with high stress volume because of all this I am suffering from many problem like Worrying (about little little thing in day to day life), Anxiety, mental stress, sleeplessness and the day since I joined call center I never found my self feeling fresh. I also have eating disorder. Also because of rotational shift in my job i cannot make a routine for any kind of workout. Please advice any medication or way to throw out the stress.

  5. Lindy

    Can someone give me a good explanation of the bipolar disorder?
    including what it is, the causes of it, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment !

  6. CollegeMeg

    Symptoms insomnia related or something else?
    For probably the last several months I have had trouble falling asleep at night. I usually wake up around 10am and avoid taking naps or drinking coffee during the day. I’m usually awake at night until at least 3 or 4am. I get tired but just can’t fall asleep. I function alright during the day, I mean I am getting about 6 hours of sleep. But the continuing sleeplessness is a little nerve racking.

    I have tried taking baths before bed. I drink quite a bit of soda but have been drinking caffeine free for the past 2 months. I try laying down at a resonable time and just relaxing with the lights out. Listening to soothing music. I’ve also tried a few over the counter sleep aids which only make me extremely groggy the next morning.

    I don’t know if necessarily I have insomnia or if another reason better fits. If I’m still having a problem at the end of this month I’m going to the doctor. Does anyone have any suggestions on either information or ideas as to what my problem is?

  7. Jenny D

    What are some less obvious early pregnancy symptoms?
    For example, is sleeplessness one of them? How about foot cramping?

  8. BeHappy.

    How do you avoid withdrawal symptoms if you wanna quit taking a med?
    I’ve been taking ativan for 3 years now and I wanna try to quit but how can i avoid the withdrawal symptoms?

    1. theskyisfalling

      Be sure to talk to your doctor first. Sometimes they will prescribe a different medication of the same type, but one that is known to be less addictive. Also, you’ll want to decide if the reason you took the medication in the first place is resolved – anxiety, sleeplessness, etc. Sometimes antidepressants reduce the need for sedatives. That may be a viable choice too. But you should do any withdrawal from long term use planning with your doctor. Go slowly and good luck.

  9. CollegeMeg

    Symptoms insomnia related or something else?
    For probably the last several months I have had trouble falling asleep at night. I usually wake up around 10am and avoid taking naps or drinking coffee during the day. I’m usually awake at night until at least 3 or 4am. I get tired but just can’t fall asleep. I function alright during the day, I mean I am getting about 6 hours of sleep. But the continuing sleeplessness is a little nerve racking.

    I have tried taking baths before bed. I drink quite a bit of soda but have been drinking caffeine free for the past 2 months. I try laying down at a resonable time and just relaxing with the lights out. Listening to soothing music. I’ve also tried a few over the counter sleep aids which only make me extremely groggy the next morning.

    I don’t know if necessarily I have insomnia or if another reason better fits. If I’m still having a problem at the end of this month I’m going to the doctor. Does anyone have any suggestions on either information or ideas as to what my problem is?

    1. Radio

      Mental ways of beating insomnia

      1. Your body likes routine so aim to go to bed at the same time nightly. Begin winding down about an hour before you go to bed.

      2. Avoid caffeine, especially from late afternoon onwards, as it has a stimulating effect for up to 6 hours.

      3. Avoid using alcohol to sleep – it produces a shallow, un-restful quality of sleep.

      4. Decide bed is for nothing other than sleeping (and making love) – so avoid eating, watching television, telephoning, knitting, having serious discussions, etc.

      5. Keep clocks out of sight! Many people create a mini-neurosis through lying awake and checking the clock every few minutes to calculate how much sleep they are missing!

      6. Never stay awake in bed for more than about 30 minutes. Have a list of boring/unpleasant tasks beside your bed. Get up and do something from this list if necessary. The idea here is to break the association or anchored-relationship between being in bed and experiencing insomnia.

      7. Avoid rewarding middle-of-the-night waking with food, drink, cigarettes, etc.

      8. To get better continuous sleep you may need to temporarily deprive yourself of sleep, at first. Get up a little earlier each day – till you are sleeping as you would like. Then gradually extend the length of time you are in bed, once again.

      (For example, you might begin by getting up 15 minutes earlier every three days – while still going to bed at the same time – until eventually your mind-body “allows you” to get to sleep more quickly at night. Generally this process takes a few weeks to produce results.)

      9. Avoid day-time naps. Sleep requirements vary so if you don’t need a lot of sleep why not use the time constructively – study, hobby, voluntary work, etc.

      10. Use your relaxation skills – before sleep or if you wake.

  10. kamikei

    symptoms of diabetes, if you have it and haven’t been diagnosed with diabetes, can the symptoms go away?
    Recently i’ve been feeling very tired and my extremity are tingling, I have athletes foot, and I feel sometimes that I am thirsty all the time, some of the most common symptoms of diabetes. I haven’t been diagnosed with diabetes or anything, and my athlete’s foot has been with me way before all the other things happened. Is there a high chance that I will have diabetes? Can this symptoms go away? What should I do?

    1. Nikhil M

      The common symptoms of diabetes are

      1. Voracious thirst and excessive fluid intake (medically termed as Polydipsia)
      2. Increased hunger / appetite (Polyphagia) and craving for sugar
      3. Excessive urination and frequent trips to toilet – (Polyuria) – especially at night
      4. Unusual weight loss or obesity
      5. Exhaustion / tiredness with tremours
      6. Sleeplessness or disturbed sleep
      7. Lack of concentration, confused mind, memory loss & irritability
      Vague pain / cramps
      8. Numbness and tingling sensation in extremities or in any parts
      Burning feet / hands
      9. Sweet smelly urine
      10. Dryness of skin (with or without itch) and mucous membrane (example – dryness of mouth)
      11. Development of recurrent boils
      12. Delay in wound healing / gangrene formation
      13. Blurred vision
      14. Recurrent urinary tract infection
      15. Development of vascular problems – BP, Stroke, Vasculitis, etc
      16. Development of foot complaints due to numbness / prone to infection

      Before you think that you have diabetes, go consult your doctor. Be calm and don’t be tensed.

  11. Glorybust48

    why are my perimenopause symptoms more obvious during menustration?
    I am 48 years old and continue to have monthly cycles very painful ones, I might add. However, I experience perimenopause symptoms, (i.e. night sweats, sleeplessness, irritability, power surges (hot flashes) more during the monthly menstruation process. Is this normal and what can I do to combat it?

    1. Rachael

      of course its normal. your getting old.

      and you can take a water pill. alot of people take hydrochlorothiazide, which is a prescription waterpill.

  12. Lanetta M

    What is the most natural thing to take to regulate hormones during the first stages of menopause?
    I have some of the early symptoms, a few hot flashes and a couple of missed periods but nothing too bad so far. I just want to find out if there is anything natural that will help balance things so that all my hard workouts and correct eating will not be counteracted by the imbalance of hormones. Thanks so much.

    1. JustMe

      I recommend all natural Menopause Balance Complex. It uses compounds found in plants called phytoestrogens to ease mood swings, sleeplessness, and hot flashes associated with menopause.

      Also, Menopause Balance Complex Cooling Lotion. It’s a blend of natural ingredients that offers soothing relief and can help reduce the often dramatic sensation of skin temperature fluctuations common in women in their late 30’s, 40’s and beyond. It’s progesterone-free and may be used as often as needed without side effects.

      Hope this is helpful and feel free to contact me with questions.

  13. Anonymous

    Could there be an underlying reason as to why my 19yo daughter has been diagnosed with pernicious anemia?
    My 19yo daughter has just been diagnosed with pernicious anemia, with the Doctor stating she has absolutely no B12 in her system at all. She has been complaining of sleeplessness, bruising easily and forgetfulness for around four years now and whenever she has blood tests there is always concern re her cell counts. She has been tested for leukemia on a number of occasions and the tests are always negative. She has had Bells Palsy, viral meningitus, has severe hay fever (treated with steroids) and dermatitis.

    1. curlyjo_curlyjo

      It’s inherited Hun!
      I too have it, she can’t absorb it from food therefore needs injections for life, this will make her healthy again!!!
      There is a pernicious Amelia society on the web, that will inform you of all the symptoms etc that you will find interesting … And most importantly medically correct!!
      I.e it’s not todo with the small intestine but the lack of instrict factor in her body (a protein) which enables the body to absorb b12.
      On the PAS website you can become a member, and talk to others about their experiences, advice or worrys!
      …..And it’s totally free!!!!
      Hope I’ve helped

      Kind regards

      Jo
      (UK)

  14. majenta

    AAGGHHH I feel your pain 🙂

    Took me about 3 weeks all up but it was horrible.

    I have been on it twice, and the second time I was on it I weaned myself off for such a long time so I wouldn’t have to go through it again (and I didn’t).

    Good luck cherub 🙂

  15. Kristina R

    hypothyroidism. What are some early symptoms of this disorder? What are the risk factors for developing hypot?
    hypothyroidism. What are some early symptoms of this disorder? What are the risk factors for developing hypothyroidsm?

    1. kathy

      sleeplessness, irritability, weight won’t come off, swollen neck glands, my husband just went thru all this,
      the risks are unhealthy for your body, you can’t lose weight, you lose sleep, if interferes with the other systems in your body.
      have it checked, its in bloodwork.

  16. smoothiemaker

    What is insomnia and where can I find info about it?
    What is insomnia? Is it like sleeplessness, or is it worse? Where can I find information about insomnia and sleeplessness?

  17. Bren

    Does anyone know if side effects of Arimidex subside after a period of time?
    My mother has been on it after stage IV breast cancer for almost 2 years now and the side effects keep getting worse. Any help for sleeplessness, hot flashes or depression?

    1. Notyour B

      Arimidex suppresses the production of estrogens. It is quite normal that it causes severe menopause symptoms. Even menopaused women normally retain half their production of estrogen; on that medication, it is almost all suppressed.

      There are other options for cancer hormonal treatment, which could be less debilitating for your mother. She could be treated using a SERM (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator) such as Raloxifen. I suggest you talk about it to her doctor.

      Normally, breast cancer hormonal treatment should be discontinued after 5 years.

      Anyway, whatever you do, DO NOT encourage your mother to take phytoestrogen supplements, as those will stimulate tumor growth.

  18. Bitski

    Can you become physically sick by not getting enough sleep?
    Not just regular symptoms like fatigue and dizziness, but actual physical symptoms like the body aching, sore throats, etc?

    1. Tussenbroek

      yes, indeed. i am a chronic insomniac and my symptoms after long enough can include headaches, vomiting, photophobia, ADHD, cramps, ataxia, dryness of eyes nose and throat, and general body discomfort like a sore itching feeling. sleeplessness also greatly increases your chances of getting illnesses in general from decreased immune response.
      after long enough people have delusions and psychosis. sleep is not something to be messed with and is as important to basic survival as eating right. at minimum, you need 6 hours of sleep. the ideal amount is an even 8 hours every night, although some people might not be able to accomplish this and have to learn to rest with out sleep by just laying with their eyes closed. practice good sleep hygiene and feel a remarkable difference in energy and overall well being.

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