Sleep Disorders and Insomnia
Sleep disorders can include difficulty getting or staying asleep. Some sleep problems are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental and emotional functioning and can be quite disruptive to the body's normal functioning. Difficulty sleeping for no apparent reason is called insomnia. Almost all adults have experienced temporary insomnia due to stress or overeating or taking stimulants at bedtime. But people who suffer from chronic insomnia, constant difficulty sleeping, or staying asleep all night, face more than just fatigue. Lack of sleep suppresses the immune system and reduces libido, reduces productivity and can lead to other disorders such as depression, chronic fatigue, cardiovascular diseases, and headaches.