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How many types of insomnia are there?

Asked by I. Klose, Last updated: Sep 02, 2019

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T. Moore

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T. MooreWriter, MA, Washington
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Answered on Sep 02, 2019

The different types of insomnia can be explained in two ways. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized with difficulty to fall asleep or stay asleep. One of the most common symptoms is waking up too often during the night. The first types of insomnia are primary and secondary insomnia. Primary insomnia is when you are having sleep problems that are not as a result of other health issues in your body.

Secondary insomnia, on the other hand, is when you are having sleep problems that are as a result of other medical problems or health issues in your body. There are other health conditions that can lead to insomnia. Also, insomnia can be classified based on the severity of the condition. Insomnia can be acute or chronic. Acute insomnia refers to a short term sleep disorder that can last for weeks. Chronic insomnia, on the other hand, can last for months.

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