Sophia Connor
Updated on August 1st, 2023

What Are the 3 Types of Insomnia?

Insomnia is grouped based on how long it goes on, its cause, and how severe it is. Depending on seriousness, insomnia typically appears in three ways:


It involves inadequate sleep or rest every other day and does not usually affect social or occupational responsibilities. It often comes with such signs as restlessness, fatigue, mild anxiety, or irritability.


It describes inadequate sleep or rest every night and may moderately affect daily functioning. It’s often accompanied by restlessness, fatigue, anxiety, and irritability signs.


This type includes inadequate sleep or rest each night plus severe impairment of work or social functioning. It also brings about fatigue, restlessness, irritability, and anxiety signs.

How Can I Get Rid of Insomnia?

Insomnia is treated with pills, therapy, and lifestyle adjustments. Medication is usually a temporary or secondary solution, with CBT being the best solution for chronic insomniacs.

Is Insomnia and Its Signs Mental Disorder?

Insomnia, in itself, is not a mental disorder. However, it can often be one of the signs of an underlying mental disorder such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, etc. Also, prolonged lack of sleep may cause mental health problems.

Can Insomnia Go Away on Its Own?

Acute or shorter-term insomnia can resolve itself. However, if the underlying issues are not concerned, signs will always reoccur. As for chronic insomnia, one has to make deliberate efforts to beat it.

What Is the Main Cause of Insomnia?

Insomnia is a sign of mental health issues like anxiety, depressive disorder, and mood disorders. However, it may also be caused by bad sleeping habits, other illnesses, drugs, stimulants, age, sex, and so on.

Sophia Connor
Sophia Connor

Sophia is a mental health and wellness expert with a background in psychology and over 8 years of experience in content writing. She focuses on learning and writing about the skills people need to heal, cultivate happiness, and restore joy in their lives.

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