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"Is Insomnia A
Real Disease Or Just A Habitual Mental Disease?" by Jason Rickard |
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Is Insomnia A Real Disease Or
Just A Habitual Mental Disease?
Many psychologists claim that
insomnia is a mental disease developed by strong thinking patterns which
trick the victims mind into believing that sleep is hard to achieve. Some
others believe that insomnia is a real disease where a person cannot
achieve a state of sleep due to many reasons, including and not limited
to, too much caffeine consumption, anxiety and stress disorders, extreme
excitement and or depression.
Psychologists who support the idea that insomnia is just a mental disease
is due to the fact that over ninety percent of insomniacs can be put to
deep sleep using hypnosis techniques by slowing down the brain activity.
In some recorded cases of insomnia, it was noted that due to high brain
activity a person was not able to sleep even when drugs used to induce
sleep were used. Only when the brain activity was slowed down using
hypnosis, were the insomniacs able to sleep. Another important fact used
to argue that insomnia is merely a mental disorder is due to popular
beliefs that caffeine and other such stimulating chemicals, increase brain
It is believed that people become insomniacs through a simple process
which becomes habitual leading to insomnia. To further explain this, when
someone has increased brain activity, they cannot sleep. They soon begin
fearing that they will not be able to go to sleep in time to get up for
work in the morning. This fear turns a reality and in the morning they
drink coffee and tea which contains high concentrations of caffeine to
remain active during the day. The high concentrations of caffeine prevent
the person from falling asleep. Night comes and this turns into a habitual
process that goes on and on every night.
Some others claim that insomnia is a direct result of patients suffering
from anxiety, depression and stress. These create restlessness during the
night time, and victims are unable to sleep. So in order to treat
insomnia, the patient must first be treated with his other illnesses that
lead to insomnia.
What ever it may be insomnia can be cured, and it is not an illness that
can have serious health defects, unless a person begins resorting to drugs
to induce sleep, which takes insomnia to a whole new level. Nevertheless,
you should check with an expert if you fear that you have developed this
About The Author
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