Frequently Asked Questions on Insomnia

What are the symptoms of insomnia?

The symptoms of insomnia include difficulty in falling asleep and staying asleep, waking up during the night with problems falling back asleep or waking up earlier in the morning.

What are the effects of insomnia?

The adverse effects of Insomnia include: -

  • Nonrestorative Sleep 
  • Fatigue - Daytime tiredness
  • Lack of energy
  • Difficulty concentrating or thinking
  • Mood changes
  • Irritability 
  • "Acting out" with impulsiveness or aggression
  • Accidents or mistakes
  • Problems at work or school
  • Difficulty with relationships
  • Frustration about sleeping
What is secondary insomnia?

Secondary insomnia is a result of an underlying disease, condition or medication. These may include Depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Pain, Illness, such as some heart and lung diseases, Medications, Caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, Another sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome, Changes in sleep routine or shift work or Poor sleep environment.

What is the sleep duration of a normal person?

A healthy adult sleeps for about 7 to 9 hours per day. Where as people with insomnia may sleep as little as 3 hours per day.

What are the products that may aid insomnia?

HPFY offers a wide range of products for people with insomnia such as chamomile essential oil, acid reflux pillows, comfortable mattress overlays, eye masks, magnetic therapy cushions etc.