Insomnia in Men and Women, and the Differences Between Them 1
Insomnia in Men and Women, and the Differences Between Them
Insomnia in Men and Women, and the Differences Between Them 2
Having no sleep can lead to unhealthy lives, relationships, one’s ability to function and interact with the world, and an unbalanced state of body, mind, and spirit. Sleep is crucial to an individual because it is a time where the body rests and restores energy and develops important information and without sleep, the body will slowly disintegrate. Poor sleep quality often is associated with Insomnia, but the two are two different items. Poor sleep quality is where an individual does not get at least 4 hours of sleep, but is still able to sleep and does not have a normal sleeping cycle. Insomnia is classified as a sleeping disorder, where one persistently lacks the ability to sleep or maintain sleep. This paper goes into a deep discussion of what Insomnia is and the two different types, the causes of Insomnia and how it affects a person’s lifestyle, a comparison between Men and Women who have Insomnia, and possible treatments to aid this disorder.
Keywords: Insomnia, body, sleep, disorder
Insomnia in Men and Women, and the Differences Between Them 3
What is Insomnia and What Causes Insomnia?
Insomnia, from the Latin "in" (not) and "somnus" (sleep), is a condition characterized by difficulty falling asleep, and/or staying asleep. Insomnia can result in getting up in the morning feeling unrested and experiencing drowsiness during the day. It is not identified as a disease or diagnosis, but a symptom that causes a person to feel irritable, sleepy, and have problems with concentration and memory. A person who has insomnia has trouble falling asleep or falls asleep and then wakes up soon, and sometimes they can have both. This condition can range from mild to severe depending on the type of insomnia a person has and the problems it comes with. There are two different types of insomnia: primary insomnia and secondary insomnia. Primary insomnia is when a person has sleep problems that are not associated with other health conditions or problems. Secondary insomnia is when a person has sleeping problems because of other reasons like health conditions such as: asthma, cancer, depression. It can also be caused by pain, medication, or alcohol. Insomnia can be short-term, acute, or everlasting, which is chronic. When a person has chronic insomnia, they cannot sleep for at least three nights a week or for a long period of time whereas a person who has acute insomnia, it only lasts for one night or more in a short period of time. There are many factors that transcend into the development of insomnia. A number of conditions include: major life stress such as divorce, job loss, death, moving, etc, illness, physical or emotional discomfort, environmental factors, depression and...