Friday, September 21, 2007

INSOMNIA

So what does one do when one can't get back to sleep and it's 5AM and you've already been lying in bed awake for an hour? See below......Of course you get out of bed and BLOG about insomnia!

Did you know there is a band called Insomnia and of course there are many definitions of insomnia out on the web.

"Insomnia — Sleep problems characterized by difficulty falling asleep, frequent wakings during the night, or waking up earlier than desired. Insomnia can result in getting up in the morning feeling unrested and experiencing drowsiness during the day."

"Insomnia \In*som"ni*a\, n. [L., fr. insomnis sleepless; pref.
in- not + somnus sleep.]
Want of sleep; inability to sleep; wakefulness;
sleeplessness."


"Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time."

    "Clinically, acute insomnia occurs acutely in either a transient or short term form. Transient insomnia is defined as a few nights sleep disturbance possibly due to unrelieved pain, fever, or an acute event that is not necessarily related to illness.
    Short term insomnia is defined as lasting one or two weeks and is usually associated with a precipitant condition which lasts a bit longer than an acute stressor such as job loss.
    Chronic insomnia is defined as occurring an average of 3 or more nights per week for more than one month."




1 comment:

Christi said...

I am so sorry about your insomnia! I too struggle with is so I understand completely. I know that doesn't help you much but just know that you are not alone. :)