Fairfax, Virginia (PRWEB) August 28, 2013
What is Insomnia?
Insomnia, which in Latin means "no sleep," is the inability to fall or stay asleep. Insomnia also refers to the condition of waking up and not feeling well rested or recharged. People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms:
Symptoms of Insomnia:
Acute vs. Chronic Insomnia
Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint among Americans. It can be short-term (acute insomnia) or can last a long time (chronic insomnia). When insomnia persists for longer than a month, it is considered chronic. It can also come and go, with periods of time when a person has no sleep problems.
Causes of Acute Insomnia can include:
Causes of Chronic Insomnia include:
The physicians of Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists of Northern Virginia, P.C. (PCCSNOVA) provide care for patients with a wide range of pulmonary diseases such as Asthma, Bronchitis, COPD, Emphysema, Lung Cancer and Pulmonary Nodules. In addition, their board-certified sleep specialists offer local expertise in a variety of sleep disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, Insomnia and Restless Leg Syndrome. They have been recognized as “Top Doctors” by Northern Virginia Magazine and Washingtonian.
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