FIRST THINGS FIRST, WHAT IS INSOMNIA?
Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night. This results in poor sleep, instead of the restorative, quality sleep that we need to function properly.
It’s a very common problem, with huge knock-on effects. But because different people require different amounts of sleep, insomnia is defined by the quality of your sleep (and how you feel), and not the number of hours you sleep for. You may be spending eight hours in bed at night, but if you feel tired and drowsy during the day, you could still be experiencing insomnia.
Whilst insomnia is the most common sleep complaint, it is important to remember that it is not a single sleep disorder. It’s better to think of insomnia as a symptom of another issue. What is actually causing the insomnia differs for each individual. For instance, it could be something as simple as drinking too much caffein