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insomnia 

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder which is characterized by a difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep or waking up early and not be able to get back to sleep. It is particularly common among elderly people. If you have insomnia, you may find it hard to sleep, stay awake for long time, wake up frequently in the night, wake up early in the morning. . . .+

What is Insomnia?

What is Insomnia?

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Insomnia is a common problem, in particular in old age people. If you have insomnia, you feel tired, sleepy entire day. You lack energy and do not feel refreshed. It is a sleep disorder in which a person does not get enough sleep of good quality. It can go on for weeks or years.

What are the Symptoms of Insomnia?

What are the Symptoms of Insomnia?

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Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person is unable to sleep. Common symptoms are difficulty in getting sleep in the night. A person may wake up too early in the morning and it is difficult to go back to sleep. Merely transient episodes are not considered as insomnia problem.

What are the Causes of Insomnia?

What are the Causes of Insomnia?

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Insomnia is generally associated with other problems. But sometimes, it occurs by itself and not because of other factor, though it is rare. General worries can keep your mind active even at night while you are in bed. Problems at work or school or with family members can make you anxious.

How is Insomnia Diagnosed?

How is Insomnia Diagnosed?

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Sleep disorder tests are generally used to diagnose insomnia. Your doctor will perform a physical examination and ask you several questions to understand what might be the possible underlying causes. He may ask you to get a blood test to rule out certain other conditions that might cause insomnia.

How is Insomnia Treated?

How is Insomnia Treated?

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Sometimes, insomnia symptoms can improve by itself with changes in your sleeping habits and lifestyle. However, this is always not possible. You may have to meet a doctor in case the condition does not improve of its own. He or she will prescribe medicines and deliver behavioral and cognitive therapies.