Tuesday, November 16, 2010


For almost a week or two, I have a very strong insomnia syndrome.
I can't fall asleep till 5 o'clock in the morning. Today it's already 6:29 and I am still awake. Even I tried to fall asleep. But I failed.
I've read some interesting facts in wikipedia about insomnia and now I know a little bit more.
There are more than 17 groups of factors which cause insomnia, among them are: fear, stress, anxiety, emotional or mental tension, post traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, rheumatoid arthritis, hormone shift, poor sleep hygiene, physical exercises. Almost all of them suit me tonight.
I found that insomnia is a great problem for a lot of people, and humankind developed a lot of variants of treatment, among them are: hypnoses, cognitive behavioral therapy, benzodiazepanes, alcohol, opioids, antihistamines, etc.
Scientists also proved that those who reported sleeping about 7 hours per night had the lowest rates of mortality, whereas those who slept for fewer than 6 hours or more than 8 hours had higher mortality rates. Getting 8.5 or more hours of sleep per night increased the mortality rate by 15%. Severe insomnia - sleeping less than 3.5 hours in women and 4.5 hours in men - also led to a 15% increase in mortality.

I know that I have a lot of reasons not to sleep, but I found that it happened to be a small interesting problem. Thus I have an opportunity to sleep more than 8 hours after my insomnia, still it is not very comfortable in everyday life.
I even have syndrome of depression, which is also interesting, cause insomnia may cause depression, vice versa. I happened to be in 2 life situations when I experiences it: 1. when I was extremely busy, 2. when I was not extremely busy, but in both of variants I had a lot of thoughts in my small head.

Do you experience insomnia? When do you usually experience it? Which are your methods to fight with insomnia?


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