Temporary Vs. Permanent Insomnia & Available Remedies


One of the major dysfunctional issues that we all are going through is none other than a sleep disorder. Working eight to ten hours a day can be very tough. A hard routine can get frustrating at times and individuals tend to become irritative and annoyed towards their environment. People who are prone to sleeplessness are defined as an insomniac, and the phenomenon is commonly known as insomnia. It leads to chronic fatigue syndrome in individuals, regardless of whatever stage of sleeplessness they are suffering from.

Insomnia is a mental (neurological) disorder in which a person does not or cannot sleep. This disorder is caused by emotional and mental stress or disabilities. A person usually cannot think straight and becomes inactive and lethargic. Severe insomnia can even lead to hallucinations and further damage to the brain, in some severe cases even death.

Insomnia is classified majorly into two main categories; temporary insomnia and permanent insomnia. It is also categorized into primary and secondary insomnia. In primary insomnia, the patient is having sleepless days but we can define them as sleeplessness due to health or other mental disorders. Whereas when it comes to the second category of sleeplessness, the person does not or cannot fall asleep because of health conditions which might include depression, anxiety, hypertension or various other factors. So as for temporary insomnia, it is the kind of insomnia that occurs for a short period of time. Patients should be given the Vitamin-B Complex to create the equilibrium that their bodies have lost back to where it was.

A person who is prone to temporary insomnia may be sleepless for two to three days. In those two to three days he might or might not sleep in this entire period of time or he might doze off for an hour or so and remain awake for the rest of the day as well as night. This causes fatigue syndrome which is when a person is always tired and does not have the motivation to do anything. Temporary sleeplessness is also defined as acute insomnia. Furthermore permanent or chronic insomnia includes the person not sleeping for days.

Symptoms of this sleep disorder generally involve irritability, lack of focus and being tired all the time. This leads to sleep apnea which involves breathing problems during sleep. Similarly, another sleep disorder called narcolepsy where the sufferer sleeps anywhere, anytime.

Sleepwalking is also another very disturbing sleep disorder linked with parasomnia where a person walks during their sleep. It can lead to restless leg syndrome and death as well because a person does not know what he is doing or where he is going. Sleep paralysis is another sleep disorder when a person gets stuck in a position and feels as if something is holding them down. In several cases sleep paralysis and insomnia can lead to death as well.

Moreover, to help with insomnia, what could be done is the increased usage of weighted blankets which are a source of comfort to the body. The weight provides an increased sense of sensitivity to the body, therefore putting the mind and the body at ease and then asleep. Usage of warm drinks intake, such as decaf tea, can also help the body to relax and helps put the mind at ease. Salty water baths help with the sleep disorders too.

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