Insomnia – Difficulty Sleeping and Waking Up

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Insomnia – Difficulty Sleeping and Waking Up
It affects millions of people in Canada every year.
Causes: Depression, anxiety, fear, too little exercise, drinking too much alcohol, caffeine and nicotine, noise, obesity, physical health problems and emotional problems.
Effect: Difficulty concentrating while working, slow in thinking, tiredness in body. Insomnia can make you get into accidents while driving.
Treatment: Use sleep medications and apply alternative treatments. This includes avoiding daytime naps, go to bed when sleepy, do not drink alcohol or caffeine before you go to bed, exercising, use an alarm clock to wake up and do not read or watch television in bed.
Introduction
Insomnia, a sleep disorder, is the challenge in falling...
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.....includes creating an environment for sleeping by avoiding daytime naps, going to bed when one is very sleepy, using the bed for sleep purposes only and avoiding the use of drugs and alcohol.
References
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Nicol, M & Brooker, C. (2003). Nursing adults: the practice of caring. (pp 65-66). China: Elsevier Health Sciences.
Tjepkema, M. (2005). Insomnia. Health Report. 18(1).
Statistics Canada. Retrieved October 10,
2010 from http://www.statcan.gc.ca/ads-annonces/82-003-x/pdf/4225221-eng.pdf