What is insomnia? How is insomnia normally treated?
Insomnia is a sleep disorder where people find it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep throughout the night, or wake up early in the morning and aren’t able to fall asleep again. This can dramatically affect a person’s quality of life, function and well-being.
Current treatments encompass helping people with sleep hygeine, psychological and behavioural changes, and over-the-counter and prescription medications. Whilst some medication can be used in the short term, there are potential issues with effectiveness and even dependency in the long-term.