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Overview

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person has trouble falling or staying asleep. Acute insomnia lasts from 1 night to a few weeks.

Chronic insomnia is when it lasts at least 3 nights a week for 3 months or more. Insomnia is also known as sleeplessness. It is a sleep disorder in which people have trouble sleeping.

Insomnia is typically followed by daytime sleepiness, irritability, and depressed mood, low energy. It can be short-term, lasting for days or weeks, or lasting more than a month.

People with insomnia don’t feel refreshed when they wake up from sleeping. Sleep difficulties create major distress or functional difficulties in a person’s life.

Types of Insomnia:

  1. Primary Insomnia: Sleep problems are not linked to any other health condition.
  2. Secondary Insomnia: Trouble sleeping because of a health condition like depression, pain, medications, use of substances like alcohol.

Causes

  1. In Acute or Short term conditions:
    1. Stress.
    2. Changes in sleep habits like sleeping in a new home or place.
    3. Physical pain.
    4. Loud noise or flashy lights.
    5. Unhealthy lifestyle.
    6. Heartburn, gastrointestinal disorder.
  2. In Long term conditions:
    1. Depression.
    2. Anxiety disorder.
    3. Sleep Apnea.
    4. Chronic pain due to fibromyalgia, arthritis.
    5. Over medications.
    6. Hormone fluctuations.
    7. Neurological disorder.
    8. Restless legs syndrome.
    9. Bipolar disorder.
    10. OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder).
    11. Increased exposure to artificial sources such as phones or laptops.

Symptoms

  1. Fatigue.
  2. Sleepiness during the day.
  3. Walking too early in the morning.
  4. Unrefreshing sleep.
  5. Mood changes.
  6. Irritability.
  7. Difficulty concentrating on tasks during daytime.
  8. Depressed mood.
  9. Feeling tired, low energy during the day.
  10. Aggressive, impulsive behavior.
  11. Difficulty in remembering.

Diagnosis

  1. Physical Examination: Ask for medical history or sleep history. 
  2. Keep a sleep diary.
  3. Polysomnography: Should not routinely have polysomnography to screen for a sleep disorder.

Prevention

  1. Try not to take naps during the day, go to sleep at the same time each night, and get up at the same time each morning.
  2. Don’t use phones or laptops before bed. Their lights can make it harder to fall asleep.
  3. Avoid caffeine, alcohol late in the day, these are stimulants and keeps you away from falling asleep.
  4. Get regular exercise.
  5. Make your bedroom dark, quiet, comfortable.
  6. If you cannot fall asleep, get up and do something like reading novels until you feel sleepy.
  7. Meditation is a natural drug-free method for insomnia.
  8. Warm milk is just a few of the natural sleep aids.

Homeopathic Treatment of Insomnia at Dr. Chhabra

At Dr. Chhabra healthcare we believe in fine needlework treatment according to one’s mental and physical health.

Many factors contribute to the selection of medicines like stress, anxiety, any other mental disorder.

Our medicines are well selected by a team of doctors, improving the efficiency of the neurovascular system, and parallel symptoms like anger, weak or poor concentration, memory weak, lethargy feeling can be treated.

The most important part of homeopathic medicine is that it treats the patient as a whole.

After taking the first dose of homeopathic medicine you can feel the change in your body. There are no side effects of homeopathic medicine if you are taking medicines under the doctor’s advice.

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