Psychophysiological Insomnia


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Psychophysiological insomnia occurs when you begin to worry excessively after you have experienced an event during which you have had disturbed night’s. Your lack of sleep will then spiral into a vicious circle as you will continuously worry about the fact that you are not sleeping, which causes a tense feeling when you do try and sleep, so you do not sleep well. Evidently, it is the worrying that is the root cause of this kind of insomnia and this needs removing in order for you to begin sleeping properly again.

If you do think that you are suffering from this disorder, it is important that you start trying to establish a sleeping pattern that will eradicate this worrying about sleeping. The constant worrying about disruptive sleep can lead to more serious problems such as depression. Even though it is easier said than done to stop worrying, with the help and support of family, friends and your doctor, you should be able to put an end to your disturbed sleep.