Primary insomnia is a condition in which there is difficulty in falling asleep. This is different from secondary insomnia. Symptoms of primary insomnia include difficulty waking up in the morning, feeling sleepy throughout the day, and difficulty concentrating. There is no known reason for this, but it is linked to the circadian rhythm pattern. Along with lifestyle changes, counseling and acupuncture can help in the treatment of primary insomnia.

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Primary insomnia means that the person is not getting enough sleep. When similar symptoms persist for more than 3 weeks and the person feels sleepy during the day, it is called primary insomnia. Come, let us know about the symptoms of primary insomnia -

  • Trouble waking up in the morning.
  • Feeling tired and sleepy throughout the day.
  • Lack of motivation.
  • Keep yawning.
  • starving.
  • Headache.
  • Sensitivity to sound or light even when awake.
  • Feeling a lack of energy for physical activity.
  • irritability.

These symptoms may persist continuously for a few days, but they can also be cured by having a good night's sleep.

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There is no single or known cause of primary insomnia. Yes, it has some risks, due to which primary insomnia is detected. This condition can last from a few days to a few months, even for a few years. Primary insomnia is more likely to happen to those people, whose family has or has had it. According to research, the circadian rhythm pattern is related to primary insomnia, but strong evidence has not been found. Apart from this, people who are worried about one thing or the other, also have the chance of having primary insomnia.

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Sometimes primary insomnia gets cured on its own after a few days. Sometimes physical or mental fatigue becomes so much that the person falls asleep in deep sleep and in this way his primary insomnia gets cured on its own, but sometimes it doesn't even happen. The person sleeps during the day, because of which sleep is not possible at night. In such a situation, it is necessary to find a solution for this. Primary insomnia can be cured through lifestyle changes and medical treatment. Come, let us know in detail about the treatment of primary insomnia -

Lifestyle Changes

To regulate sleep, there is a need to make some lifestyle changes, which are as follows -

  • Avoiding caffeine from the afternoon or evening onwards.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Do not watch mobile phone, laptop or TV after evening.
  • Staying away from bright light a few hours before sleeping at night.
  • Schedule your work before sleeping at night so that you do not worry about work.
  • Light exercise before sleeping.
  • No sleep at all during the day.

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Medical Treatment

Doctor help can be taken for medical therapy. This includes therapy like medicines and counseling. Let's know about them -

  • Taking medications such as melatonin, antidepressants, antihistamines or benzodiazepines can help. However, they also have different disadvantages, so no medicine should be consumed without the advice of a doctor.
  • Some people may also benefit from counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, or acupuncture.

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In the condition of primary insomnia, one does not sleep properly at night and feels sleepy during the day. Its symptoms include headache, fatigue, difficulty waking up in the morning, and feeling hungry. There is no specific cause of primary insomnia, but it is linked to circadian rhythm patterns and family history issues. Primary insomnia can be treated through lifestyle changes and medical treatment. A doctor's advice must be taken before any kind of treatment because the same treatment doesn't need to show the same effect on every person.

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