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What is insomnia? Is it a disease?

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Asked by Nikita Bakshi, 09 Jan '08 11:00 am
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Insomnia is a condition in which you have trouble falling or staying asleep. Some people with insomnia may fall asleep easily but wake up too soon. Others may have trouble with both falling asleep and staying asleep. The end result is poor quality sleep that doesn't leave you feeling refreshed when you wake up.
There are two types of insomnia. The most common type is called secondary insomnia. More than 8 out of 10 people with insomnia are believed to have secondary insomnia. Secondary means that the insomnia is a symptom or a side-effect of some other problem. Some of the problems that can cause secondary insomnia include:
Certain illnesses, such as some heart and lung diseases
Pain, anxiety, and depression
Medicines that delay or disrupt sleep as a side-effect
Caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, and other substances that affect sleep
Another sleep disorder, such as restless legs syndrome; a poor sleep environment; or a change in sleep routine
Answered by anil garg, 09 Feb 10:35 pm

 
  
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U cannot sleep at night......yes it is a disease
Answered by sumati gayki, 08 Sep '09 09:11 am

 
  
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Answered by girish nagpal, 09 Jan '08 01:11 pm

 
  
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A sleep disorder caused due to various conditions. Stress is one of the main reasons causing insomnia. The patient suffering from it, does not get natural sleep and has to be under medical guidance.
Answered by bernard, 09 Jan '08 11:08 am

 
  
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Insomnia is a sleeping disorder characterized by persistent difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep despite the opportunity. It is typically followed by functional impairment while awake. Insomniacs have been known to complain about being unable to close their eyes or "rest their mind" for more than a few minutes at a time. Both organic and non-organic insomnia constitute a sleep disorder.
At least three types of insomnia exist: transient, acute, and chronic.

Transient insomnia lasts from days to weeks. It can be caused by another disorder, by changes in the sleep environment, by the timing of sleep, or by stress. Its consequences - sleepiness and impaired psychomotor performance - are similar to those of sleep deprivation.[5] If this form of insomnia continues to occur from time to time, the insomnia is classified as intermittent.[citation needed]
Acute insomnia is the inability to consistently sleep well for a period of between three weeks to six months.
Chronic insomnia ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 09 Jan '08 11:04 am

 
  
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Insomnia is a sleeping disorder characterized by persistent difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep despite the opportunity. It is typically followed by functional impairment while awake. Insomniacs have been known to complain about being unable to close their eyes or "rest their mind" for more than a few minutes at a time. Both organic and non-organic insomnia constitute a sleep disorder.
Answered by anupama kumar, 09 Jan '08 11:03 am

 
  
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Insomnia is not exactly a disease, but ii is sleeplessness. A person does not sleep the time he needs to have a good health.
Answered by Padmaja, 09 Jan '08 11:02 am

 
  
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Insomnia is lack of sleep that a person experiences.....; it is more a mental ailment than a physical one.........
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 09 Jan '08 11:02 am

 
  
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Insomnia is a condition in which you have trouble falling or staying asleep. Some people with insomnia may fall asleep easily but wake up too soon. Other people may have the opposite problem, or they have trouble with both falling asleep and staying asleep. The end result is poor-quality sleep that doesnt leave you feeling refreshed when you wake up.
Answered by Richie, 09 Jan '08 11:02 am

 
  
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