Sleeping problems develop in one out of every three people.
Twice as many women as men describe themselves as insomniacs. Moreover, since sleep patterns change as we age, more elderly are frequently plagued by sleep disorders.
There appears to be three types of insomnia. The first type is called sleep-onset insomnia, which is when people who have trouble getting to sleep. The second type is called sleep-maintenance insomnia and is when people have trouble staying asleep. The final type is early-awakening insomnia in which people find their eyes blinking open long before the rooster crows.
There are many contributing factors to insomnia, such as: anxiety, inappropriate use of medications, physical conditions such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome, poor diet and lack of exercise.