Is sleep deprivation the same as insomnia?

Jordan88

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Is sleep deprivation the same as insomnia?
Insomnia refers to the inability to sleep adequately, either in length or quality, despite the opportunity to sleep. On the other hand, sleep deprivation refers to curtailed sleep length due to an externally imposed restriction of the opportunity to sleep.
 

Govanni

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People with insomnia have trouble sleeping even when they have plenty of time to sleep. On the other hand, people with sleep deprivation don't have enough time allocated for sleep as a result of behavior choices or everyday obligations.
 

Davies

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People with insomnia have trouble sleeping even when they have plenty of time to sleep. On the other hand, people with sleep deprivation don't have enough time allocated for sleep as a result of behavior choices or everyday obligations.
Oh! I understand..thanks
 

Casey

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But, is insomnia a mental illness?
Insomnia is caused by difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep or waking up too early in the morning. Insomnia is rarely an isolated medical or mental illness but rather a symptom of another illness to be investigated by a person and their medical doctors.
 

Frank9

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Could it be caused by natural occurrence?
Common causes of insomnia include stress, an irregular sleep schedule, poor sleeping habits, mental health disorders like anxiety and depression, physical illnesses and pain, medications, neurological problems, and specific sleep disorders.
 

Frank9

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Like without any possible reason..
Insomnia may be the primary problem, or it may be associated with other conditions. Chronic insomnia is usually a result of stress, life events or habits that disrupt sleep. If you think you are experiencing insomnia for no reason, it might just be caused by an underlying disease.
 

Anderson

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Insomnia may be the primary problem, or it may be associated with other conditions. Chronic insomnia is usually a result of stress, life events or habits that disrupt sleep. If you think you are experiencing insomnia for no reason, it might just be caused by an underlying disease.
Yes, if it "just occurs" then it's most likely due to an underlying disease...
 
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