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Insomnia and Sleep Treatments

SYMPTOMS OF SLEEP DISORDERS

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The symptoms of sleep problems in adults include difficulty sleeping, restless sleep, broken sleep, early morning awakening and not feeling rested after sleep.

Understanding the symptims of sleep problems is essential to treating your concerns and living your best life.

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The importance of sleep

Good sleep is essential in supporting physical and mental health.

When sleep quality is compromised, sleeping problems can lead to a variety of additional health concerns.

Inadequate sleep can lead to daytime fatigue, impaired cognitive functioning, increased stress responsivity, increased hunger and unhealthy eating habits such as overeating and binge eating, and trouble maintaining social commitments and personal relationships.

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Signs of sleep problems

Sleeping problems can arise at any time, with the most common symptoms of sleep problems being difficulty falling asleep, lying awake for long periods at night, restlessness and waking up throughout the night, waking up early in the morning unable to fall back asleep, difficulty concentrating during the day, feeling flat or having a lower mood, irritability, and feeling unrested.

Learn more about the most common reasons for poor sleep quality.

 

Chronic insomnia disorder

Chronic insomnia disorder relates to sleeping problems and associated daytime symptoms that occur at least three days per week for three months or more or repeatedly over several years. It’s estimated that 10% of people have chronic insomnia disorder.

Symptoms of long-term insomnia are generally severe enough to impact a person’s everyday life, particularly their performance at work or school, or ability to be social and engage in family life.

 

Short-term insomnia disorder

Short-term insomnia disorder relates to sleeping problems and associated daytime symptoms that occur for less than three months and may not happen for three days per week. It’s estimated that 15-20% of adults experience short-term insomnia annually.

Typically, the cause of short-term insomnia is linked to an external life stressor, such as divorce, work-related stress, major illness, or the death of a loved one.

Source: Suni, E. (2022). Sleep Disorders: Insomnia [Sleep Foundation Org]. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/insomnia

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Symptoms of insomnia

Chronic insomnia and short-term insomnia share symptoms. The only difference is the regularity and length of time of symptoms.

The most common symptoms of insomnia relating to nighttime sleep include:

  • Difficulty getting to sleep
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Frequent intermittent nocturnal arousals
  • Early morning awakening
  • Resisting sleep at bedtime (for children and adolescents)
  • Waking feeling tired
  • Daytime sleepiness or fatigue
  • Feeling distressed about the inability to sleep

Additionally, a person must experience at least one of the following daytime symptoms related to their sleeping problems:

  • Fatigue
  • Impaired focus or memory
  • Sleepiness
  • Brain fog
  • Irritability or disturbed mood
  • Trouble with work, school, or social performance
  • Increased risk of accidents or mistakes
  • Worry or distress about sleeping patterns
  • Behavioural issues, like hyperactivity or aggressiveness
  • Decreased motivation

 

Learn how to get a better night’s sleep, so you can put insomnia to bed.

How to know if you have insomnia and not occasional sleeplessness?

An occasional bout of sleeplessness doesn’t always mean insomnia. Sleep problems are only considered insomnia when they persistently cause distress and negatively impact one or many aspects of a person’s life, such as work and relationships.

Working out how to fix sleeping problems is essential in supporting a healthy life. The good news is that you’re not alone in achieving better sleep with the hub.health medical team that specialises in treating sleep problems in adults.

It’s time to look after your health

Regardless of the type of sleep problem, effective sleep treatments are available. If you’re experiencing any early signs of sleeping problems, seeking help has never been easier.

Start a conversation with the hub.health medical team and take the first step toward a healthier you.

Frequently asked questions

hub.health doctors cannot prescribe sleep treatments such as Benzodiazepines (benzos) as they are potentially habit-forming drugs. If you think you may need these, please speak to your local GP.

Once your treatment has been paid for, we will ship with express delivery to anywhere in Australia, meaning your package should arrive within 1-3 days. Your product is shipped in an Australia Post package, which means it will be completely discreet.

Of course! If you log into your profile and head to the ‘Products’ tab, you will see a ‘Manage Treatment’ button. Click this and you’ll see the ability to send a message to your clinician. If you’re having any issues, just drop us a line at [email protected]

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