What is Insomnia?
Insomnia is a sleep disorder and those suffering from it complaint of inadequate or poor quality sleep due to a number of factors such as difficulty falling asleep, waking up frequently during night with difficulty returning to sleep, waking up too early in the morning, or un refreshing sleep.
Insomnia account for the measure of satisfaction associated with sleep and not the duration of sleep or the time taken by a person to fall asleep. The need for sleep and satisfaction gained from it, varies from person to person.
Insomnia may cause problems during the such as tiredness, sleepiness or fatigue, lack of energy, struggling to stay awake, difficulty concentrating at school or work, difficulty in relationships, changes in mood like irritability and changes in behavior like impulsive or aggressive behavior.
We all have a night of bad sleep i.e. acute insomnia, like when one is studying for a test or has a very high-stakes job interview, but if the sleep problem persists for more than three months and occurs at least thrice a week, then the person is likely to be suffering from chronic insomnia and must consult the sleep specialist immediately.
Insomnia is now generally referred to as an epidemic that is affecting tens of millions of people worldwide. It is more commonly found in women than men. There is no denying that the insomnia increases with age. According to a study, people aged between 18 - 34 years of age show 14% incidence of insomnia which increases up to 25% in people aged between 65 – 79 years.
Psychiatric disorders such as depression or anxiety are the major causes of insomnia. Besides this, some medical illnesses such as nasal/sinus allergies, gastrointestinal disorders and chronic pain may also lead to insomnia. Insomnia may also result from some underlying sleep disorders like restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea. Excessive caffeine and/or nicotine intake and circadian rhythm disorders may also result in this chronic disorder.
One must not ignore bouts of sleeplessness at all. Seeking medical advice is the prime and foremost thing to do. Sleep specialists provide behavioral sleep therapies or medications or a combination of both to their patients in order to combat insomnia. A wide variety of medications referred to as sleeping aids are now used to deal with and overcome the sleeping disorders.
What are Medicated sleep remedies?
Medicated sleep remedies are the several medications available prescribed for use to treat insomnia. Our product range for the treatment of insomnia includes three very useful sleeping aids; Ambien (Zolpidem), Lunesta (Zopiclone) and Restoril (Temazepam). All three of them work at potentiating the effects of GABA; an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, thereby reducing neuronal excitability and inducing sleep in the insomnia sufferers.
Important Information for Insomnia Sufferers
Make sure you tell your speech specialist all about yourself if you are suffering from insomnia so that he can make the most appropriate choice of treatment. Also, adopting a healthy lifestyle, for instance incorporating an evening walk and eating healthy foods work best in combination with the sleeping aids in combating insomnia. Also, never go for self-medication when treating insomnia; it is highly imperative for you to seek medical advice.