Insomnia is common sleep disorder. The features of insomnia include difficulty in falling and/or staying asleep. The symptoms of insomnia may be one or more of the following:
Insomnia can be short-term (acute insomnia) or can last a long time (chronic insomnia). It can also occur because of various associated health problems such as asthma, depression, osteoarthritis, cancer, heartburn, pain, medication, or substance abuse like alcohol and drugs. This type of insomnia is also called secondary insomnia.
A person with insomnia may wonder if I will ever be able to sleep well at night, or how long is the problem going to last. Here are some facts, on how long, can insomnia last.
If you have insomnia that lasts for more than a few days don’t ignore it. Insomnia should not be considered just a sleep problem as it can affect your overall health and well-being. Consult a doctor or a sleep specialist to diagnose the root cause of your insomnia. People with chronic insomnia usually need a detailed evaluation for proper diagnosis and treatment. Your doctor will evaluate you and then treat you based on the cause and severity of symptoms.
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