There are several types, and sub types of insomnia.  The three main type of insomnia include: Chronic, acute, and transient.

Accute insomnia is temporary, brief form of insomnia.  This type of insomnia may be triggered by a stressfull life event (can’t sleep before a big meeting). Most people experience this at one point or another, and treatment is not usually necccesary.

Chronic insomnia will last at least three nights a week, and goes on for at least three months straight.  Chronic insomnia may have many contributing factors, and can sometimes be linked to other medical conditions.

Transient insomnia does not require treatment, as it does not last longer than a week, but can result in short-term effects like sleepiness and decreased productivity.

Causes of insomnia vary greatly from individual to individual.   Some common causes of insomnia consist of psychiatric conditions, medical conditions, depression, anxiety, or lifestyle.

Just as the symptoms vary, causes vary widely from individual to individual as well. Age, gender, and lifestyle will all effect the symptoms, and causes of insomnia. Some more common causes of insomnia are: psychiatric conditions, medical conditions, depression, anxiety, or lifestyle.

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