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Psychophysiological insomnia


Insomnia can have a profound impact on your wellbeing.

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Insomnia is not a single disorder, but rather a blanket term for the inability to sleep. There are many subtypes (up to 13!) of insomnia like:

▪️primary insomnia

▪️secondary insomnia

▪️psychophysiological insomnia

▪️fatal insomnia

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In today's post, we would like to talk about the symptoms of psychophysiological insomnia😴

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This type of insomnia could be described as "learned insomnia" because it is usually caused by ruminating about the inability to sleep. At first, the patient might have experienced insomnia and then became preoccupied with their sleep. The individual's expectation of a poor night's sleep becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Do you suspect that you might have psychophysiological insomnia? Check what are the most common symptoms:

✔️a tendency to worry excessively and the tendency to be hyperaroused

✔️being sleepy at bedtime but at the same time feeling awake in bed

✔️a vicious nightly cycle of hyper-focusing on sleep

✔️worrying about their sleep causes stress and anxiety

✔️denial of an existing problem and repression of emotions

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Let us know in the comments down below if you have these symptoms!

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📥If you struggle with insomnia and you would like to start a treatment or just consult a sleep expert, message us, one of our specialists can help you to solve your sleeping problem!

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