An abnormal wakefulness or inability to sleep, insomnia may result from illness or physical discomfort, or it may be activated through the use of stimulants such as coffee, black tea and drugs. Often, though, some psychological factor, such as worry or tension, is the cause.
Mild insomnia may often be relieved by a soothing activity like reading, having a bath or listening to soft music. Chronic or severe insomnia requires treatment of the underlying physical or psychological disorder. Sedatives and sleep-inducing drugs may be employed, but they should be taken under medical supervision.
Very restless, tangles in the sheets
May wake with panic or Anxiety.
Overtiredness leads to sleeplessness.
Bed feels too hard.
Hot, jerking limbs, as dropping off to sleep.
Indigestion and overactivity lead to sleeplessness.
Wake with hungover feeling.
Wakes in early hours and worries over finances etc.
Gets overheated in bed and has to stick limbs out of covers.
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