The Not So Obvious Insomnia Symptoms

By: Mark Diehl

What do you think of when you hear the word insomnia? How about a night of tossing and turning unable to get sleep? Or how about staying up all night watching those awful infomercials? Although these are the typical effects of insomnia, there are also not so subtle signs. You may have insomnia without even knowing it. Insomnia not only keeps you up, but it also prevents you from getting a full nights rest when you actually do get some sleep.

There are some common symptoms to look out for, including: being tired even though you feel as though you should have had plenty of sleep, mood swings, changes in appetite, and others. Being in a bad mood all the time and feeling tired throughout the day are sure signs of insomnia.

When you sleep, you go through certain levels of consciousness. You may feel as though you are sleeping at night when you are actually just laying there with your eyes closed. Deep sleep is what leaves you feeling restful in the morning. If you are exhibiting insomnia symptoms, you may not be reaching this level of deep sleep. You may just be hovering around it, always in the lighter levels of sleep, leaving you feeling tired even though you just had eight hours of sleep.

If you are exhibiting these or any other insomnia symptoms, go see a sleep specialist. The sleep specialist will monitor you as you sleep with sophisticated technology to help determine what is causing you from a peaceful night's rest and hopefully help you alleviate it altogether. If your diet or other things use, including illegal drugs, are causing you to have insomnia, it is highly recommend you stop before taking them before you talk to a doctor.

Some immediate solutions that you can use to help combat insomnia is to change the way you sleep. The position of your body when you go to bed is very important. If you sleep the wrong way, you can hinder the circulation of your blood and your brain "wakes up" so you can switch your position. The best position is one in which you are most comfortable and the spine of your back is parallel to the floor.

Getting the sleep you need is not far out of reach. The first step is to identify the cause of your insomnia by analyzing the different symptoms you have. After you find the problem with the help of a sleep specialist, all it takes is an adjustment to your routine and/or taking some prescribed medication. It is time to get those treasured Z's you have been looking for and get some sleep!

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