What is insomnia?
Insomnia is misunderstood and often underdiagnosed as it was originally thought to be a symptom of other medical or mental health issues. It is now it's own diagnosis and the most prevalent of all sleep disorders.
Types of Insomnia
There are two types of insomnia.
Sleep-onset insomnia is taking an hour or more to go to sleep.
Sleep-maintenance insomnia is taking an hour or more to go back to sleep after waking in the night.
You can have either type or both at the same time. It can come and go depending on what's happening in your life.
It's completely normal to have trouble sleeping when you are experiencing stressful situations, like a death, divorce or separation, or financial or health crisis.
However, if it is occurring three or more times per week and has been going on for longer than a few months, then it becomes a chronic and problematic issue.
A clinical diagnosis occurs when you perceive a detrimental consequence to your insomnia.
For example, after a bad night of sleep, if you feel stressed, anxious, irritable, unproductive, unmotivated, or other negative effects BECAUSE you had a bad night of sleep, that would fall in the clinical diagnosis.
It is recommended by multiple expert medical associations, that chronic insomnia be treated with a process called CBT-i (cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia).
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