Tech Overuse tied to Semi-somnia
A new sleeping disorder triggered by stress and excess use of technology called semi-somnia has been discovered, said sleep experts. The experts have claimed that although sufferers of this sleeping disorder do not have total sleeping nights like in insomnia, they experience frequent bouts of disrupted sleep, especially on stressful or busy days. An Indian-origin expert has coined a term called ‘fizzy sleep’ for sleeping difficulties caused by semi-somnia.
Even though the term ‘fizzy sleep’ isn’t a scientific term, but it appropriately explains what sufferers of semi-somnia feel. They are asleep, but their mind isn’t resting. Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan,a sleep coach at Londons Capio Nightingale hospital describes semi-somnia as information-filled sleep in which brain is highly active.
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The symptoms of semi-somnia are far easy to improve than the agonising symptoms caused by insomnia.
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The sleep experts have suggested that it is due to prolonged use of technology on regular basis that people fall victims to semi-somnia. People of semi-somnia may find it hard to fall asleep or may wake up in the middle of every night for 30 or more minutes.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Nov 26, 2012
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