insomniac (sleep disorder, insomnia)

...I can’t sleep, although I’m in bed early today...doesn’t matter, fatigue doesn’t go away anyway...there’s nothing wrong with me, I’m completely fine...why?...this has already happened before...eyes full of sand and heart beating...I don’t get it why so nervous!!...I tell you, you’re all against me...this is from stress...why is this all taking so long?...no sleep...I will read instead...or take some pills...

My journey

Cannot fall asleep?

Do you want to know how to find relief from pre-sleep anxiety and why insomnia occurs at all?

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Sleep Counsellor Reception

The sleep counsellor will help you to deal with insomnia and the problems caused by this.

Doctor Reception

The doctor shall prescribe necessary tests and treatments. If required, the doctor will refer you to other specialists.

Procedures

There are several procedures. The doctor shall prescribe procedures for identifying the scope and causes of the problem depending on the symptoms.

Treatment Options

In order to free oneself of insomnia and achieve satisfactory treatment outcomes, trust and good co-operation between the centre and the patient is vital.

Cannot fall asleep?

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Sleep Counsellor Reception

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Procedures

Treatment Options

An insomniac is characterised by

Insomnia refers to difficulties with falling asleep, restless and discontinuous sleep, or waking up too early. Almost all people have passing and short-term sleep disorders at some stage during their lives. This type of short-term insomnia is one of the possible ways in which people react to the events occurring in one’s life. Insomnia could return, remain for an extended period, make you tired, or disrupt your life. An insomniac no longer wants to see familiar faces, is unable to engage in his hobbies.

Insomniac’s Feeling

An insomniac is not sleepy, he is exhausted, understands he has attention deficit disorders, trouble concentrating, absent-mindedness, cannot decide, and that working speed has decreased. Some insomniacs sometimes cannot go to work. If insomnia persists, the trouble increases: they think about insomnia during the daytime, are afraid of going to bed at night. The insomniac understands that he is more anxious, worries more, and has mood swings, while some insomniacs are irritable or unstoppable. After a bad night, the insomniac has heavy eyelids, a stuffy head; some also experience palpitations or pain around the heart. Chronic insomnia does not heal on its own, it must be treated.

Different Insomnia Disorders

Insomnia could manifest itself in a number of different forms. Medicine recognises the following forms of insomnia:

  • insomnia as an adaptation disorder
  • psycho-physiological insomnia
  • paradoxical insomnia
  • idiopathic insomnia
  • insomnia caused by a mental disorder
  • insufficient sleep hygiene
  • insomnia caused by using a substance, including alcohol
  • insomnia caused by a bodily disorder
  • non-organic insomnia (not caused by a substance nor a physiological condition, non-specific)
  • physiological (organic) insomnia

For instance, the following could cause insomnia:

  • sleep-wakefulness rhythm disturbances, late bedtime syndrome
  • early bedtime syndrome, irregular sleep-wakefulness rhythm
  • free-running type
  • sleep disorder caused by a change in time zone (jet lag syndrome)
  • sleep disorder caused by shift work
  • sleep-wakefulness rhythm disorder caused by a health disorder
  • unspecified sleep-wakefulness rhythm disorder
  • other sleep-wakefulness rhythm disorder from a medication or substance

About the Treatment  in General

In order to free oneself of insomnia, the specialist shall offer a choice of appropriate treatment options after identifying the patient’s problem and reasons. At the beginning of the treatment, the treatment principles are introduced to the patient in greater detail. During future visits, the progress of treatment is monitored and the patient is counselled regarding possible questions.

In most cases, cognitive behavioural psychotherapy is the best option for insomnia. Pharmacotherapy is used as a supportive measure, if required.

If new symptoms appear or expected treatment outcomes are significantly delayed, additional procedures are performed and additional specialists shall be included.

Possible treatment options

  • insomnia cognitive behavioural psychotherapy
  • cognitive behavioural psychotherapy
  • pharmacotherapy