In a problem that is increasing, about 30 percent of the population presents sleep issues.
If you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, officially you may be suffering from insomnia, and you are not alone. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, around 50 to 70 million adults in United States present some form of sleeping disorder.
Insomnia is one of those disorders, and it is a complicated one. People who suffer from it, usually have other symptoms like low energy, fatigue, lack of attention and drastic changes in mood.
Once you detect the main symptoms it is important to consult a physician to try to determine what kind of insomnia are you experiencing, and what would be the treatment to follow.
Depending on its duration, insomnia could be acute or chronic. Acute is the one related with specific moments or circumstances of your life. It is temporary and it could be solved without medical treatment.
Chronic insomnia affects at least half of your week for a lapse of at least three months. It could be caused by health issues, changes in your schedules, work or life habits, or it could be caused by some medications, as a side effect. It requires a doctor diagnosis and treatment, in order to avoid more complications or developments.
Now, what kind of treatment is the right one for you? That’s something that only a doctor could tell you, and it is actually something that you should address as soon as you can.
Treatment for insomnia could include medical components, psychological, behavioral or even a combination of those. Your own history will help the physician to determine your needs for treatment. It is important to bring to your doctor all the information you can collect and that may be leading you to suffer from insomnia.
If you are experimenting some symptoms, don’t wait to consult a doctor. Wake up and treat your insomnia now!