Insomnia is a sleep disorder that can affect both men and women. Insomnia is related with difficulty:
Insomnia can cause day time tiredness, fatigue, poor concentration and irritability.
Every individual need sleep in every 24 hours. The amount of sleep that adult needs is about 7-8 hours in 24 hours however, this may vary person to person.
Long term poor sleep quality can increase an individual’s risks of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Getting an appropriate amount of good sleep is important for mental and physical health. Practicing good sleep habits can help in achieving good sleep.
Treatment of insomnia involves Relaxation therapies, Cognitive therapy, Stimulus control, Sleep restriction, identifying and treating underlying causes. In some cases, short term prescription sleeping pills may also considered.
Complete the online Insomnia Questionnaire and we will contact your GP.
Australian sleep association 2018, Insomnia, Australian sleep association, viewed 03/07/2018, https://www.sleep.org.au/.
Carroll, S 2015, ‘Healthy sleep’, PSA, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 1-16.
Therapeutic Guidelines 2018, Insomnia, Therapeutic Guidelines, viewed 03/07/2018, https://tgldcdp-tg-org-au.access.library.unisa.edu.au/viewTopic?topicfile=insomnia-parasomnias-jet-//lag&guidelineName=Psychotropic#toc_d1e47.