Whether you’re having trouble getting to sleep each night or you can’t seem to stay asleep after you’ve dozed off, living with any form of insomnia can be physically and psychologically taxing over time. Before you can begin to treat your sleeplessness, it’s important that you get to the bottom of its cause as well as its symptoms with a little help from an accredited sleep study professional. Here is a guide to understanding different types of insomnia:
As any sleep apnea and insomnia expert will explain, there are two distinct types of insomnia, primary and secondary. The former is used by medical experts and sleep study professionals to describe those patients whose sleep problems are not the side effect of a separate health condition like obesity or depression.
Secondary insomnia is the term used by sleep specialists to describe an insomnia that is associated with an ailing medical condition or the usage of a certain drug or substance. Some of the most common ailments that lead to sleeplessness are asthma, various forms of cancer, vitamin or potassium deficiencies, and gastrointestinal complications, such as irritable bowel syndrome or heartburn.
Insomnia can also be divided into categories based on the length of its presence in a patient and the frequency with which it affects him or her. “Acute insomnia” describes insomnia that has shown itself quickly and dramatically following a stressful or life-changing event such as the death of a loved one or a divorce. It can also be the immediate response to new medication or an environmental change.
Unlike acute insomnia, chronic insomnia affects a person for an extended period of time. Typically, the cause of this long-term sleep disorder is chronic stress, anxiety, or depression, or a physical problem such as body pain.
Are you tired of counting sheep each night, waiting for your insomnia symptoms to subside? If so, then be sure to speak with the sleep study professionals at Zeeba Sleep Center about your options for treating this frustrating and exhausting sleep disorder. To schedule a sleep study with us or to learn more about our services, call (702) 242-1562.
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