You may obstinately think that suffer from insomnia and this "subjective thinking" may cause insomnia sometimes. Collect objective data from a sleep test for a few nights can provide you and your doctor a better perspective of the true facts of your sleep problem.
Estimated 39% prevalence of insomnia among HK adult population
Sufferer of insomnia is 10 times as more likely having clinically significant depression
Sufferer of insomnia is 17 times as more likely having clinically significant anxiety
Insomnia means having difficulty in fallen asleep, waking up too early, or waking intermittently, resulting in insufficient sleep.
Causes of insomnia include psychological reasons like stress, anxiety and depression. Physically discomfort or pain, and poor sleep habit may also lead to insomnia.
According to the figures released by the Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry of the University of Hong Kong, 1 in 10 Hong Kong people has chronic insomnia. In addition, according to data from the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection, it is estimated that 6.6% of Hong Kong children suffer from chronic insomnia.
Chronic insomnia represents a person has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at least 3 times a week, problem lasting for 3 months or more, and usually affects daily life.
Learn more about the solutions for insomnia: Earplugs, Blindfold, Light Therapy, Home EEG Sleep Test.
Download the infographic below to learn more about insomnia. (English version is available)
Learn more about the impacts & treatment of insomnia
The information above is for reference only, you should consult your doctor if you have any health concern.
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