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By Michael Ullmann Subscribe to RSS | December 14th 2011 | Views:
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Insomnia is a very common sleep disorder. A recent survey has revealed that an estimated 50 to 60 percent of the population is mildly affected by this disorder and about 15 percent of the population suffers from chronic insomnia.

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is an affliction that leads to difficulty in getting sleep or maintaining sleep. In severe cases one may suffer from both symptoms. People who suffer from this disease rarely seek medical advice. This is primarily because most people are not aware that this condition can be reversed with proper medical treatment. By the time they visit a doctor, their condition worsens.

Sleep disorder like insomnia affects all age groups. The report also says that women are likely to suffer from this disease more often than men. As one grows old, one tends to get insomniac. What begins with short term insomnia turns into an acute one in no time. Unless addressed at the right time, it may turn into a chronic disease.

Insomnia Causes

According to specialists of the New York Sleep Centers, Insomnia is triggered by psychological or physical causes. Common among the psychological problems are stress, anxiety and depression. In fact, the direct outcome of depression is insomnia disorders. Those suffering from acute phases of mental illness tend to develop insomnia soon. Physiological causes springs from a variety of medical conditions. These include sleep-wake imbalance and rhythm disorders. Some of the most common medical conditions that lead to insomnia include chronic history of pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and crippling diseases like Alzheimer’s etc.

Doctors of the New York Sleep Centers have found that certain group of people is always at a higher risk of developing this disease. These include shift workers, seniors, frequent travelers, pregnant women, adolescent students, people at the throes of menopause, etc.

Insomnia can have a terrible impact on ones daily routine. It reduces decision making ability as well as attention by about 50 percent. It affects your communication skills and memory too. So, those suffering from insomnia need to undergo immediate medical treatment. Unless nipped in the bud, it may lead to irreversible complications in the human body.

Michael Ullmann - About Author:
The Sleep Wellness Center of New York was established by a team of cardiologists, pediatricians, pulmonologists and internists to address the growing need for research, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders including Sleep Apnea, Restless Leg Syndrome, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, and Snoring. For more information visit http://sleepwellbewell.com/

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