Insomnia, the most common sleep disorder

Written by: Dr. Diego García-Borreguero Díaz-Varela
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The insomnia is the most common of the sleep disorders, and highlights in women, the elderly and people with psychological problems like anxiety and depression. It consists of a reduction in the ability to sleep.


There are different types of insomnia depending on which phase of sleep affect. The Insomnia Home is one in which you have problems starting the dream in less than 30 minutes. In the Maintenance Insomnia nighttime awakenings caused a total time of little sleep arise.


There are medical reasons for insomnia, such as metabolic diseases, pains that interrupt sleep or urologic problems that cause need to urination at night. The psychiatric diseases are also a contributing factor to sleep less. In addition there are also external causes such as poor sleep habits and irregular work shifts.


The vicious circle of insomnia

According to its duration insomnia can be temporary or chronic. chronic insomnia develops over time and is usually preceded by a situational insomnia that is caused by events and experiences of stress. That poor sleep for several nights pass to become a chronic insomnia depends largely on the attitude of the person to this situation.


It is necessary to address the problem of insomnia in peace. If the daily routine of the person affected by transient insomnia continuous worry the problem may disappear by itself. On the other hand people prone to anxiety worry excessively about the consequences of poor sleep can enter a vicious circle. Anxiety trying to sleep reduces the chances of falling asleep. The person, after the bad night last, was also worry about the next night. This makes it difficult to break and can turn the problem into a chronic insomnia.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Diego García-Borreguero Díaz-Varela

International reference in Movement Disorders during sleep, Dr. Garcia-Borreguero is a neurologist expert and specializes in sleep disorders psychiatrist. With over 20 years of experience, currently coordinates the multidisciplinary team at the Institute of Sueno, reference center for research, disclosure and treatment of various pathologies of sleep. Author of more than 100 international publications, teaches and lectures in Europe, USA and Asia, also is one of the opinion leaders of the movement disorders during sleep.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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