Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that makes it hard for people to fall asleep, stay asleep and not only affects the quality of sleep, but it leads to daytime sleepiness and daytime impairment. Insomnia is more common in women and older adults, but it can affect anyone.
Several factors including certain medical and mental health conditions, menopause, stress, anxiety, excessive worries, fear, or grief can trigger insomnia. Insomnia can last a few days, weeks, or even longer.
Insomnia can lead to several side effects that affect physical and mental and impact daytime activities. These side effects include:
There are different types of insomnia:
Acute insomnia is the most common type of insomnia, it typically occurs when people are going through a stressful period and can last from a few days to a few weeks. Other factors that can lead to acute insomnia are: sleeping in unfamiliar surroundings, physical discomfort; illness, pain, jet lag, medications, break up, divorce.
Anxiety and depression often cause insomnia, and insomnia can lead to anxiety and depression. When that happens its seems like an endless circle. The good news is that the same treatments and therapies are used to help depression, anxiety, and insomnia, no matter which condition comes first.
When you struggle with acute insomnia we recommend hanging at least one of these dreamcatchers above your bed;
The most common causes of chronic insomnia include chronic medical conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, asthma, hyperthyroidism, sleep apnea or diabetes, mental health conditions, such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, or panic attacks, medications, such as antidepressants or chemotherapy medications, stimulants, such as drugs, alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine, lifestyle factors, such as rotating shift work, frequent travel, and jet lag.
When you struggle with chronic insomnia, there are several things you can do to improve the quality of your sleep, besides treatment and therapy.
Add one or more beautiful dreamcatchers adorned with gemstones and crystals to your bedroom decor to soothe your senses. The crystals' calming energy will help your body and mind will relax as well:
Childhood insomnia can usually be resolved with a few changes, such as creating a healthy sleep routine or teaching the child self-soothing or relaxation techniques. Add dreamcatchers to your kid's room decor to create a relaxing environment.
Create a peaceful environment using light colors and soft light. Your kid needs a relaxed feeling before going to bed, to fall asleep easily, so bring that in with crystals and dreamcatchers. For your children's room, we have a selection of moon-shaped white dreamcatchers and beautiful layered dreamcatchers: