The need for a certain amount of sleep varies from person to person, but generally, an adult needs seven to eight hours a night. Sleep is very important for rest and recovery as well as memory incorporation. Sleep is broken down into stages one to three and REM sleep. There are medications that’ll help with sleep time but decrease deep sleep (stage 3) and REM sleep. This is not good for recovery and rest.
If you struggle to get that and fail even though you try hard, don’t simply put up with sleepless nights but reach out to Chau Medical Group physicians and get professional help!
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Insomnia?
Some of the most common signs and symptoms of insomnia are:
- Struggling to fall asleep at night;
- Tiredness or sleepiness during the day;
- Waking up a few times over the night;
- Irritability, anxiety, or depression;
- Problems with concentration;
- Higher number of mistakes and accidents;
- Finding it hard to take a nap during the day despite the sleepiness;
- Waking up too early, without the ability to go back to sleep again;
- Constant worries about sleep.
What Are the Insomnia Types?
There are a few insomnia types, such as:
- Acute insomnia (short-term insomnia, adjustment insomnia). It is the kind of insomnia that appears for just a short period of time and is usually associated with a sad or stressful event, such as difficulties at work or school, the loss of a loved person, a relationship change, financial problems, etc. This type of insomnia usually occurs for less than three months and passes on its own as a stressful situation either ends or a person comes to terms with it.
- Chronic insomnia. If a patient experiences insomnia for at least three days a week or at least a month, we can talk about chronic (long-term) insomnia. It can take the form of idiopathic (primary) insomnia, where there is no specific cause for the symptoms. When it is associated with some medical conditions, it is comorbid (secondary) insomnia such as hyperthyroidism, obstructive sleep apnea, generalised anxiety disorder, and chronic alcohol use.
- Maintenance insomnia. We talk about this kind of insomnia when a patient has problems with staying asleep or wakes up too early without the ability to go back to sleep. It can be associated with psychological conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, or medical issues.
Get the Right Insomnia Treatment at Chau Medical Group
Here at Chau Medical Group, we have knowledgeable and experienced doctors who will help you with your sleeping problems and choose the best insomnia treatment for you after careful examinations and consultations. If you have some questions or doubts, or if you already want to ask about the available dates for your visit, please contact us by the contact form or phone.