Over 70 million people around the world and over 40 million people in the U.S have a sleeping disorder. Insomnia is the most common sleeping disorders out. Insomnia is when people can’t fall asleep no matter what they do. I have faced this disorder as well.
This is one that everyone experiences once they cross adolescence and become workaholics by slogging out in office day and night with little to no respite and although it disappears for a while, the indulgent lifestyle of such people allows the disorder to resurge.
In order to figure out if you have Insomnia, you have to ask yourselves some important questions. One question you should ask yourself is “do you experience difficulty sleeping?” If you answered yes to this question, then you are most likely a victim of a sleeping disorder.
I have had Insomnia in the past, though mine was short-term. I usually have Insomnia for about three weeks and then I am normal for a long period of time. If you have Insomnia for about three weeks or less, then it is short-term but if it lasts for more than a month, then you have long-term problems.
I was diagnosed after a series of complaints to my doctor. After complaining about days on end of no sleep, he told me that I had Insomnia. I had to keep a sleep diary to monitor my sleeping patterns and after three weeks, I noticed a pattern. After three weeks I no longer had trouble falling asleep. At first, I thought it was a coincidence and it was due to the long period of no sleep, but soon I found out that it was because I had short-term Insomnia.
I was very relieved. After those three weeks, I no longer had trouble sleeping nor did I have to deal with Insomnia again. In those three weeks, I did not take any medications because my doctor wanted to figure out if it was long-term or short-term.
My greatest struggle was coping with the little to no sleep I had. It was extremely difficult for me to function throughout the day without sleeping. I had to drink tons of coffee and some days even that did not help me. My tip to people around the world who are dealing with Insomnia is to sleep whenever they can. My greatest regret is not sleeping during the day when I wanted to.
While some people don’t have the opportunity to take naps, I strongly suggest they do because after that short period of time when you’re sleepy has passed, there is little chance you would be able to sleep again.
I also suggest not taking any medications until they have been thoroughly examined and diagnosed by a physician. People should also start keeping a sleep diary once they start to feel like they might have a sleeping disorder. While, it’s not necessary that you will truly be dealing with a disorder, it is still helpful and provides key details to your doctor.
Once you have been diagnosed, your doctor will be able to discuss medications that you need and treatments if they are necessary.