Patient :I sometimes have this little case of insomia where I can't sleep until it is 12 a.m or a bit later but yesterday night or this morning specifically, I can only get myself to sleep at 2 in the morning. Is this common?
Thank you for the question.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder where the sufferer finds it difficult to fall and/or stay asleep. People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms:
-Difficulty falling asleep
-Waking up often during the night and having trouble getting back to sleep
-Waking up too early in the morning
-Feeling tired upon waking. There are two types of insomnia: primary insomnia and secondary insomnia.
Primary insomnia: This is when the sufferer has sleep problems that are not directly associated with any other health condition or problem. Secondary insomnia: This is when the sufferer has sleep problems because of something else, such as a health condition like asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer or heartburn; pain; medicine being taken; or a substance being used, like alcohol.
If the problem continues, then talk to a Doctor.
I hope this will help you. Take care.
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