As a sleep consultant for many years, Robert Lindeman has helped many patients understand and overcome a variety of sleep issues and disorders.
One of the most common sleep disorders Robert Lindeman has researched and dealt with over the years is insomnia.
What is Insomnia?
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is diagnosed when a person is unable to either get to sleep or stay fast asleep long enough for the body to be refreshed enough for the day ahead. As it is a relatively common disorder, with over 60 million Americans affected each year, Robert Lindeman has helped a diverse group of patients improve their quality of sleep.
Insomnia includes people who struggle to sleep, stay awake a lot throughout the night, wake up multiple times not through needing the toilet or pain and waking earlier than they need to and are unable to fall back to sleep. This can cause irritability, concentration problems and even struggling to catch up on sleep during the day no matter how tired they feel.
In some cases people have bouts of insomnia where no serious problems occur because it goes away for some time, however others find it lasts for months or years which can be detrimental to health and relationships. As a result of not getting enough sleep mood can be affected and the ability to concentrate which can cause problems with both employment and family. Although there is no hard and fast rule as to how much sleep a person should have, expert Robert Lindeman has found that the average adult should feel refreshed after anything from 7 to 9 hours.
Causes of Insomnia
Insomnia can be caused by a number of things including:
- Not being in a comfortable environment or bed
- Disturbed sleep from travel to different time zones and shift work
- Caffeine and alcohol
- Other sleep disorders
Self-treatment for insomnia should be the first port of call starting with getting into a good sleep routine. This should include getting up and going to bed at the same time every day, having relaxation techniques and routines such as bathing and listening to calming music, blocking light out and even using earplugs if necessary. You should also avoid napping throughout the day or stimulating the mind with television or other tech before you sleep. If you have worries on your mind that stop you from sleeping, Robert Lindeman recommends writing down a list before you try to sleep so that you can clear your mind.
To learn more about Insomnia and other sleep disorders, check out other posts by Robert Lindeman or visit his page on Quora: https://www.quora.com/profile/Robert-Lindeman-1.