About Acute Insomnia

Acute insomnia, which shares many of the same characteristics with Transient insomnia, is normally identified as a condition that lasts longer. As different as we all are, there's not an exact number or a line that can be drawn in the sand as to say that you now have Acute Insomnia. The general consensus however is that periods of insomnia lasting for several weeks are typically classified as acute insomnia.

Acute insomnia is by far the most common form that we suffer from. Unlike some of the obvious causes of short term insomnia such as jet lag or work shift change that tend to go away on their own, acute insomnia will take some working through in order to subside.

Often, as acute insomnia sets in, the reasons for our sleeplessness tend to shift away from those outside distractions that were originally keeping us awake. The fact that we've identified and are aware that we have a sleeping issue can become center stage. It's become more of an issue of mind rather than body. As time goes by you've began to associate your attempts to sleep with failed outcomes and sleepless nights. Dealing with and overcoming your thoughts have become the new battle so to speak.

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