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Sunday, 27 July 2008


Apa sebenarnya insomnia? Setakat apa yang saya tahu, masalah tak boleh nak tidur malam. Apa puncanya? Memandangkan esok saya exam, saya tak boleh tidur malam ini. Selalunya memang begini juga.. Tambah-tambah sekarang ini subuh seawal 4.30 pagi, saya semakin susah melelapkan mata.. Apakah ini..ish2..dugaan..[ sabaq la..=)]

Ada maklumat yang saya dapat cari sedikit malam ini berkaitan insomnia.. Selamat membaca ye =)

Most adults have experienced insomnia or sleeplessness at one time or another in their lives. An estimated 30-50% of the general population are affected by insomnia, and 10% have chronic insomnia.

Insomnia is a symptom, not a stand-alone diagnosis. By definition, insomnia is "difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or both." Although most of us know what insomnia is and how we feel and perform after one or more sleepless nights, few seek medical advice. Many people remain unaware of the behavioral and medical options available to treat insomnia.

Insomnia affects all age groups. Among older adults, insomnia affects women more often than men. The incidence increases with age.

Stress most commonly triggers short-term or acute insomnia. If you do not address your insomnia, however, it may develop into chronic insomnia.

Insomnia Causes

Insomnia may result from either psychological or physical causes.

  • The most common psychological problems include anxiety, stress, and depression. In fact, insomnia may be an indicator of depression. Many people will have insomnia during the acute phases of a mental illness.

  • Physiological causes span from circadian rhythm disorders, sleep-wake imbalance, to a variety of medical conditions. Following are the most common medical conditions that trigger insomnia:

  • Certain groups are at higher risk for developing insomnia:

  • Certain medications have been associated with insomnia. Among them are certain over-the-counter cold and asthma preparations.

    • The prescription varieties of these medications may also contain stimulants and thus produce similar effects on sleep.

    • Medications for high blood pressure have also been associated with poor sleep.
  • Common stimulants associated with poor sleep include caffeine and nicotine. You should consider not only restricting caffeine use in the hours immediately before bedtime but also limiting your total daily intake.

  • People often use alcohol to help induce sleep, as a nightcap. However, it is a poor choice. Alcohol is associated with sleep disruption and creates a sense of nonrefreshed sleep in the morning.

  • A disruptive bed partner with loud snoring or periodic leg movements also may impair your ability to get a good night's sleep.

Ini rupanya insomnia.. It affects women more often then men.[ Terkena la saya ye..=)]
Dalam hal ini, mungkin saya stress nak exam. 'Ala kulli haal, alang-alang tak boleh tidur, baik membaca sesuatu.. =)

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