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Insomnia How many times during the night do we toss and turn check the clock and find it ticking away and tell ourselves If I could fall asleep right now I would get at least five hours of sleep But sleep doesnt come so we continue to toss and turn This happens to many people and may suffer from a disorder known as insomnia People who suffer from this disorder have many complaints and many have similar symptoms Symptoms can vary from stress to pain to always feeling tired Insomnia is a very difficult disease to have to live with It is hard for both those that suffer from it and their family members According to Linde and Savaleys The Sleep Book 1974 the person who has trouble sleeping is not alone p 9 They also claim An estimated thirty million people suffer from chronic insomnia p9 Many non-insomniacs have occasional periods when they wonder if theyd make it through a sleepless night Many insomniacs cant fall asleep because of pain and discomfort Those that can fall asleep but cant stay asleep might be caused from depression or too many things to worry about In Ernest Hartmanns The Sleeping Pill 1978 some causes of insomnia p 113 He states that pain and discomfort do indeed play an important part in the difficulty remaining asleep For those having difficulty remaining asleep might be because of depression or having too much to worry about In Linde and Savarys The Sleep Book 1974 Dr Dale C Friend claims insomnia can be classified by four causes tension fatigue discomfort and in and out insomnia p 100 Tension insomnia occurs mostly in executives or people who worry about their businesses Tension builds up inside during the day and is still inside at bedtime it wont come out so they tend to worry and are not able to go
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