There is no particular reason or cause for this problem, but there are two types in it, primary insomnia and secondary insomnia. The most common among them is secondary insomnia, external factors cause this problem.
This type of insomnia may be because of the medicines that a person is taking for some other disease or condition. A person’s diet and intake of excess stimulants may also cause insomnia (see full detail on Insomnia). If your insomnia is not affecting your sleep for more than 3 nights in a week, then it is not serious and many people will experience secondary insomnia at some or the other points in their lives.
Primary insomnia occurs mainly because of stress in one’s life, but there are some unidentified causes as well in some cases. If you suspect experiencing severe form of insomnia, then you should seek medical help as soon as possible. There are some simple steps that you can take to tackle this problem on your own and they are as follows:
First of all, observe your daily lifestyle and routine. Do you consume alcohol, drugs or any other stimulants? Yes, then do you consider sleeping and making sure that you do not involve at least up to 8 hours before you are planning to sleep. Some people use alcohol to fall asleep, but it is essential to understand that it actually disturbs your sleep, and makes you feel tired when you wake up. If you are taking prescription medicines that you feel may be preventing you from becoming sleepy then consult your doctor and ask whether you can take any other alternatives.
In order to get a good sleep, you should have daily routines consisting of 30 minutes of physical activity at some time of the day to help you in burning your energy and keep you healthy and fit. You should also have a good routine of winding down before you can go to sleep. If you suspect having insomnia, ensure that you make a habit of accurate routine of not using any electrical equipment after a specific time, try to read something, take a bath or have a hot drink or anything that will relax you before heading for bed. This will make your body understand that you are getting ready to sleep, practice this routine every day before heading for bed. This will help you to overcome the problems of insomnia to a great extent.