Facts About Insomnia

Facts About Insomnia

...what's keeping you
awake at night?

These facts about insomnia will help you quickly identify this sleep disorder and help you to overcome your "I cant sleep" dilemma. Once insomnia facts are understood, the sooner improvements can be made to your quality of daily life, relationships, work productivity, health, vitality, and much more.

I was so naive before I started researching ways to help relieve both my insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea conditions. I thought insomnia was the term that covered all sleep problems. I soon learned that insomnia is just one of over 80 sleep disorders identified in the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD). (Warning: Reading of this 208 page document may put you to sleep. )

Learning the facts about insomnia enabled me to take charge and manage my sleep problems. I'm hoping my relentless researching and testing the leading sleep experts drug-free tips and techniques will help you fast-track your insomnia recovery.

My wish for you is that you quickly see and feel the profound results of getting a good night's sleep and begin experiencing the joy of living a healthy, vital and long life.

Let's get started ... Your blissful sleep awaits!

Helpful Facts About Insomnia

Interestingly, insomnia (Latin for "no sleep"), is not about the number of hours you sleep each night. A healthy sleep duration is between seven and nine hours each night and sleep is unique depending on every individual's need and satisfaction. However, your best gauge is how well you feel when you wake and how much energy you have throughout your day. (Now that I'm sleeping so much better, I wake feeling refreshed and enthusiastic about the new day ahead. And that's with getting an average of about seven hours sleep.)

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Do You Suffer From One or More of These Symptoms?

... these are all insomnia symptoms.

There are 3 Classifications of Insomnia:

  • Transient Insomnia or Acute Insomnia (lasts from a single night to a few weeks)
  • Intermittent Insomnia (occurs from time to time)
  • Chronic Insomnia (happens most nights and lasts more than a month)
Insomnia Classifications and Causes:

Transient Insomnia, Acute Insomnia (also Intermittent Insomnia):

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Chronic Insomnia
- a combination of symptoms
can be more complex to treat

Mental disorders:
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Chronic stress

Physical and health problems:
• Arthritis
• Kidney disease
• Heart disease
• Digestive problems
• Asthma
• Hyperthyroidism
• Parkinson's disease

Other sleep disorders:
• Sleep apnea
• Narcolepsy
• Restless legs syndrome (RLS)

Behavioral Factors:
• Caffeine
• Alcohol
• Other substances
• Sleep routine
• Shift work
• Night time sleep disruptions
• Night time light emissions
• Worrying about not sleeping
• Worrying about waking on time
• Food and drink intolerance or allergies
• Smoking
• Long afternoon naps

But wait! ... there's more. ..."more" causes that is. More than we've listed here. We need to hear about your unique sleep challenge! (scroll down to use form)

What's Keeping You Awake at Night?
If this incomplete list of facts about insomnia helps insomniacs worldwide understand why we are affected by insomnia, can you imagine how many more will be helped by adding your particular challenge.

Studies find there is a significant number of people who are unaware they are sleep deprived. Haven't we all met those who proudly wear their badge of honor and boast they don't require much sleep? Let's help them wake up to the facts about insomnia.

Take the Next Step!
Developing good sleep hygiene habits (life-style and healthy sleep routine) is the important next step if you're ready to reclaim your health and vitality.

I must warn you, although overnight results do often happen, there is no magic bullet. You must be committed to improving your sleep and health quality, nightly.

It's also easy to 'fall off the wagon' because of current routines and life's many daily demands, temptations and challenges; however, as you start practicing healthy sleep habits, you'll find as I have, improved health and daily energy becomes your priceless daily reward and motivation.

Get Individualized Expert Sleep Solutions

... for more immediate results
in overcoming what's keeping you awake at night!

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What's Keeping You Awake at Night?

Do you suffer from other causes not listed here? Tell us your story.

What's keeping you from getting the recommended 7–9 hours sleep each night or feeling refreshed each and every morning?

Your expanded facts about insomnia will help others find their sleeping bliss.

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