Although insomnia is classified as a secondary sleep disorder, the fatigue and hardship it causes are on par with primary disorders. Insomnia, a broad term that covers many different forms of sleeping difficulty, has a host of causes and can be related to several other health conditions. Check out Causes of Insomnia for more information about this wide-spread sleep disorder.
Sleep problems can make your waking hours almost unbearable. If you're feeling fatigued, use the information in this article, along with your doctor's advice, to determine what the trouble might be.
For more information on how to get a good night's sleep, see:
- How Sleep Works
- Causes of Insomnia
- How to Fall Asleep
- Sleep Medications
- Natural Sleep Aids
- How to Help A Child Who Is Having Trouble Falling Asleep
- Is Lack of Sleep Making Me Fat?
- Is Science Phasing Out Sleep?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Virgil D. Wooten, M.D., is the medical director of the TriHealth Sleep Centers at Good Samaritan and Bethesda North hospitals in Cincinnati. He is also a diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and a consultant, writer, and speaker on sleep-related subjects. Dr. Wooten has more than 25 years of research, clinical and teaching experience.