Do you lie awake at night frustrated because you're tossing and turning, rather than enjoying a restful sleep?
Insomnia is a condition that describes individuals who have difficulty sleeping, or find it hard to fall or stay asleep. As a result, they have trouble functioning during the daytime due to the lack of adequate sleep.
In chronic cases, it may lead to problems with concentration, irritability, depression and an increased risk of heart disease.
When insomnia occurs without a known cause it is called Primary Insomnia. In cases where a known medical, environmental or psychiatric cause is known, it is termed Secondary Insomnia.
In the case of secondary insomnia, addressing the cause rather than the symptom is essential.