Insomnia can have many causes, such as stress, a specific sleep disorder or an underlying health condition, and can be difficult to manage. This is even more the case if insomnia continues over the long term. Most people will experience insomnia at some stage during their life time. However, if any of the following symptoms continue after a few days, it’s advisable not to ignore the condition, but to consult a doctor. Insomnia is a serious condition and can affect your physical and mental health.
Sleeping pills are medicines that are designed to help people fall asleep or stay asleep. Most sleeping pills are classified as sedative hypnotics and are prescription drugs (this may be regulated and handled differently depending on the country you are in). This specific class of drugs includes benzodiazepines, barbiturates, other hypnotics, and over-the-counter sleeping aids.