What Is Insomnia?
Insomnia is a condition where a patient experiences difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, even when he or she is tired and in a comfortable sleeping environment. Remedy sees patients who feel dissatisfied with the quality and quantity of their sleep and are experiencing at least one of the following symptoms: fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, mood disturbances, and decreased performance in work or at school. Insomnia occurs in both acute and chronic forms, depending on its duration.
Acute insomnia usually only lasts for a night or two and is usually due to a specific event or concern, like nervousness about a specific event or sometimes after receiving bad news. Chronic insomnia, however, occurs at least 3 nights each week and lasts for at least 3. Chronic insomnia can be caused by a number of factors including mental health disorders, hormonal imbalances, unhealthy sleep habits, or certain medications.