20 mart. Insomnia
Between illness and discomfort
One of the most common conditions described by patients who are treated in our center is insomnia. From passing insomnia to chronic insomnia that lasts for many years, this condition directly affects the quality of life, but also the evolution of already existing diseases.
What Is Insomnia?
Insomnia is a general approach to the difficulty of sleeping and falls into the group of sleep disorders. On a more detailed approach, insomnia is the difficulty of falling asleep or sleeping, which occurs at least 3 times a week for at least one month, whether or not associated with other discomfort or illness. Lately, this definition also includes a lack of a resting sleep, the quality of sleep and not just its absence.
Although present in approximately 30% of the population, insomnia has certain risk factors
- either physiological – is more common in women, during pregnancy and menopause, or the environment – its incidence is increased in those who work at night,
- either pathological – there are a number of diseases, the most common are psychiatric disorders, depressive disorders or anxiety associated with insomnia in over 40% of cases.
In turn, insomnia is a risk factor for triggering or aggravating disorders and conditions – respiratory disorders, gastroesophageal reflux, and neurological diseases.
In the biophysical evaluation, we observe these associations but also a higher incidence of insomnia in infectious diseases – parasitosis, digestive, acute and chronic stress, but also to diagnose the production mechanism, respectively a synthesis with too high variations of cortisol or damage hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HHS), sympathetic nervous system hyperactivity.
The consequences of insomnia are in the short or long term, from decreased concentration, depression, anxiety, to an increase in cardiac, respiratory, psychiatric illness, and the measures are taken according to the detailed diagnosis of each person, in our center after the first biophysical evaluation. Our approach is also integrative in this case, and the treatment can only consist of therapies from us or the recommendation of associated therapies – phytotherapeutic remedies, relaxation methods, and nutritional program.
We recommend not to apply self-medication, but to seek long-term solutions, and for complete healing it is necessary, as in any other pathology, to address the causes of the disease.