Sleep Disorders
All About Sleep Disorders
Who is Affected By Sleep Disorders
Who Treats Sleep Disorders
What Happens At A Sleep Lab
Types of Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
What is Sleep Apnea
What Causes Sleep Apnea
Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea in Children
What is Insomnia
What Causes Insomnia
Treating Insomnia
Sleep Walking
What is Sleep Walking
What Causes Sleep Walking
Treating Sleep Waking
Hypersomnia: Daytime Sleepiness
What is Hypersomnia
What Causes Hypersomnia
Treating Hypersomnia
Sleep Paralysis
What is Sleep Paralysis
What Causes Sleep Paralysis
Treating Sleep Paralysis
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
What is REM Sleep
What Causes REM Sleep
Treating REM Sleep
What is Narcolepsy
What Causes Narcolepsy
Treating Narcolepsy
Restless Leg Syndrome
What is Restless Leg Syndrome
What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome
Treating Restless Leg Syndrome
What are Nightmares
What Causes Nightmares
Treating Nightmares
What is Snoring
What Causes Snoring
Treating Snoring
Sleep Deprivation
What is Sleep Deprivation
What Causes Sleep Deprivation
Treating Sleep Deprivation
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What are Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What Causes Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Treating Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Dentistry and Sleep Disorders
Dentists’ Role in Managing Sleep Disorders
Dental Treatments for Sleep Disorders
Advantages of Dental Treatments
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This common sleep disorder can present in many different ways. For some it is a fleeting annoyance and disruption in their normally good sleep habits, for others it can be a long-term and severely disruptive sleep disorder.


What is Insomnia

Insomnia is a very common sleep disorder, in fact most people have experienced some form of insomnia at least some point in their lives. Insomnia can best be described as having problems going to sleep. It could also be described as waking up and not being able to go back to sleep. 


Insomnia is a very common sleep disorder. Most people have experienced insomnia at least some point in their lives

What causes Insomnia

Just like with many types of sleep disorders, insomnia has many potential causes. The most common cause of primary insomnia is stress. Other possible causes include: trying to sleep in an uncomfortable environment (too much light, too cold, too noisy,) or not establishing a reliable sleep schedule. Certain medications and foods can also contribute to primary insomnia.

Treating Insomnia

There are a variety of ways to treat sleep disorders and insomnia is no exception. The first step towards effectively managing any sleep disorder is to have an accurate diagnosis. Once you know what is causing your sleep problems, or what type of sleep disorder you are experiencing, you can come up with the best way to treat your sleep disorder and get the quality of sleep that your body needs.



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