Analysis Of The Movie Insomnia

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In the movie Insomnia, the main character, Will Dormer daydreams, has hallucinations, and flashbacks often throughout the movie. This attributed to his everyday life by causing him to space out and veer off track. These symptoms appear to be most similar to those of the insomnia disorder. Insomnia is not only the inability to get sleep, stay asleep, or get a good quality of sleep, but is also an altered state of consciousness. Many factors that can contribute to insomnia include medical or psychiatric illness, sleep disorders, medications, the environment and even poor sleep habits. Sometimes depression and anxiety can also contribute to this disorder as well. Some symptoms of this may include daydreaming, fatigue, drowsiness, confusion, tension headaches, anxiety, hallucinations, flashbacks, sleep deprivation, light sensitivity, and distressing memories and dreams. Even though, there are many ways to combat this disorder, not everyone will, as seen by Will Dormer’s actions throughout this movie. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that can be caused by various factors. Like in the beginning of the movie, Insomnia, Will Dormer struggles to fall asleep at the time of investigating a murder in a town where the sun does not set. A lack of melatonin could have lead to the first few signs of sleep deprivation. “Melatonin is a hormone produced by a gland in the brain, and helps regulate other hormones and maintains the body's circadian rhythm.” Melatonin is produced on a larger
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