Primary Insomnia And Secondary Insomnia

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Primary insomnia Primary insomnia is estimated to affect 6% of the population (Roth S7-S10).In primary insomnia patients have difficulty to either fall asleep, stay asleep, or both. As a result, they may feel dissatisfied with their sleep and may not feel refreshed when they wake up. Consequently, insomnia will directly be detrimental to performance of daily task, such as the problems with learning, remembering, daytime fatigue, irritability, and negative feelings of wellbeing. Primary insomnia is a particular type of insomnia. In general, insomnia can be transient, acute, or chronic, based on the duration of the symptoms. They range from a few days for transient insomnia to months or even longer for chronic insomnia. Chronic insomnia being most severe can be further separated into primary or secondary insomnia. Whereas secondary insomnia is viewed as a symptom of another illness, primary insomnia is not due to presently identified psychiatric disorders, medical circumstances, and substance use disorders (Kayukawa et al 1494-1500). Therefore primary insomnia is considered an illness itself with unclear etiology. Factors (causes) Typically primary insomnia is brought on by excessive amount of stress and anxiety. The definite causes aren 't known, but these psychological factors can play a role in the development of sleep problems. Research shows that the problem initiates as a biological reaction(HPA) to a stressful events and then, conditional on individual differences,

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