Critical Essay on Insomnia

616 Words3 Pages
CRITICAL ESSAY ON INSOMNIA Insomnia refers to the tendency to obtain a normal amount of sleep due to a multitude of causes. In the present day, the main cause to this symptom is the improper human lifestyle. Normal hours of sleep vary, ranging from nine to six or even less. A teenager needs, as much as nine hours; a child of twelve needs at least about ten hours; a child of four needs at least twelve hours; a year old infant, fifteen; at age six months, eighteen, and at one month, twenty-one hours. Nowadays many studies on insomnia manage to find the answers on the causes that lead to this health problem and the solution to overcome it. However it is not easy to propagate the society to be aware about this issue. People have many thought about this health issue. Non-education people understand insomnia as a disease and it is vice versa to the educated people that define insomnia as a symptom. This is means insomnia is an early sign of disease before it lead to serious part such that physical disorder or psychiatric illness. As many of the health problems can be detect by the ability to sleep, the health researchers in the past, recognise the problems in sleep as insomnia. Many factors have been found throughout the studies on the insomnia. Insomnia may be caused by a mass of different reasons. These causes may be divided into surrounding factors, medical or psychiatric conditions, or primary sleep problems. The main reason which leads to this symptom is the bad living lifestyle. Insomnia could also be classified by the duration of the symptoms into transient, short-term, or chronic. Transient insomnia generally last less than seven days; short-term insomnia usually lasts for about one to three weeks, and chronic insomnia lasts for more than three weeks. Transient and short-term of cause is similar which varies on jet lag; changes in shift work; excessive or
Open Document