Causes of Insomnia?
Insomnia can happen at any time, that is why sometimes we just simply cannot fall asleep, or we fall asleep and a couple of hours later we are wide awake…not rested, of course, just wide awake?
That is a question that has been asked countless times by those who suffer from insomnia.
The reason for the occasional bout with insomnia can sometimes be easily seen. We have had an exciting day, or we are anticipating an exciting or a stressful day.
Our minds will simply not shut down and let us go to sleep or stay asleep. We are tense.
Look at any job interview you have ever been for, or sleepless nights due to awaiting news from a loved one.
You couldn’t go to sleep because you were anticipating an event.
Rehashing an event can also keep us awake at night. An argument with a spouse just before going to bed can add up to a poor night’s sleep for both parties. These are the common things that can cause all of us to suffer from the occasional sleepless night.
However, there are other more serious causes that are not so fleeting.
Constant stress is a major cause.
I’m not talking about occasional stress — we all have that. I’m talking about constant stress — the unrelenting kind.
Insomnia is the symptom!!
The real problem is the constant stress, and that is the problem that needs to be addressed.
Taking pills to treat the symptom isn’t going to “fix” the problem of undue stress. When you find a way to relieve the stress, the insomnia will “fix” itself
There are other physical causes too.
If you are not under undue stress and yet still have very frequent insomnia, you really should see your doctor and insist on a physical examination to determine the problem that is causing the insomnia