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INSOMNIA
(SLEEP DISORDER)

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that makes it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep, or to wake up too early and not be able to go back to sleep. People with insomnia feel tired when they wake up. Insomnia can reduce not only energy level and mood, but also health, work performance and quality of life. It is the disease of not being able to sleep in sufficient time and restful sleep. During the existence of the disease, symptoms such as irregularity in sleeping hours, sudden night awakenings, difficulty falling asleep after waking up, and waking up very early in the morning are observed.

The existence of a regular sleep time and long naps does not mean that we will wake up the next day rested and ready to work. In studies on sleep and sleeping problems, it is said that an adult individual should sleep 7-8 hours every night. However, the resting process, which differs from person to person, can change the person's sleep duration.

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Types of Insomnia ​

 

Acute insomnia: It refers to the short-term appearance of insomnia. Acute insomnia usually occurs after a stressful day or on days when mental tension is high. Our body clock has a hard time showing when it's time to rest on such difficult days. This irregularity, which usually lasts for 1 to 2 days, continues until we feel better. There are signs of acute insomnia that can last up to 4 weeks.

                                                                                 

Chronic Insomnia: A sleep disorder that lasts for 1 month or more is called chronic insomnia. A large proportion of 10-15% of adults suffer from chronic insomnia. Compared to acute insomnia, chronic insomnia requires medical attention. The main cause of this type of disorder is usually the presence of major depression.

Hypersomnia: characterized by excessive sleepiness and excessive daytime sleep requirements. It is less common than insomnia.

Narcolepsy: Includes excessive daytime sleepiness and abnormal findings in daily REM sleep for at least 3 months. Narcolepsy is an abnormality in the sleep mechanism, especially in the REM mechanism.

Treatment Options for Insomnia 

Sleep Techniques

  • Airflow in and out of the lungs during breathing

  • Blood oxygen levels.

  • Body position.

  • Brain waves (EEG)

sleep studies

 CPAP Titration (Mask Therapy)

Some cases of severe depression require a hospital stay. This may be necessary in situations where the individual is unable to take care of themselves properly and is in danger of harming themselves or someone else.

CPAP

Polysomnography

Sleep test. It is a process that is done by recording with the help of devices all night long to determine the quality of sleep and to find the cause of the sleep disorder. 

polysomnography

Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS)

Communication between the gut and the brain is provided by the vagus nerve. 

transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation

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