Do have trouble falling asleep? Do you wake-up in the middle of the night and find it difficult to fall backto sleep? If yes then you probably are suffering from a condition called insomnia.
Experts say that most adults experience insomnia or sleeplessness at some point in their lives. About 20 to 40% of all adults experience insomnia in an year and about 10% suffer from chronic insomnia.
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Insomnia is a symptom, and not a disease or diagnosis. It can be defined as "difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep, or both" or the perception of poor quality sleep—that is a person with insomnia may have poor sleep. Number of hours of sleep is not considered while defining insomnia as individuals vary significantly in their sleep needs and schedules. Most people know about insomnia and its side effects, but few consult a specialist for treatment.
Based on the duration insomnia is usually classified as:
Some facts on Insomnia
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