How Much Do You Know About Insomnia?

Insomnia is a medical condition in which an individual has troubles with sleep – either in falling asleep or staying asleep through the night or wake up too early.

It may be short term (acute) or long term (chronic). Acute insomnia is the type in which an individual experiences poor sleep for 1 night up to a few weeks while chronic insomnia happens for at least 3 nights a week for 3 months or more.

Common causes of insomnia include stress, caffeine, tobacco, or alcohol use, mental health conditions like depression, anxiety disorder, mania and other medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, asthma and much more.

Let’s see if you can answer these simple questions on this condition.


#1. Insomnia affects more men than women

#2. People who do not sleep for several days may experience hallucinations and paranoia

#3. Acute insomnia tends to resolve without treatment

#4. Up to 80% of totally blind people experience insomnia

#5. Regular exercise can help with insomnia

#6. Pregnancy may cause insomnia

#7. Sleep deprivation increases the risk of stroke


Good sleep hygiene may be all you need to help with your insomnia.

Till next time, stay informed and stay healthy!