Lunatism, noctambulism, sleep disorder, insomnia, moon addiction, difficulty falling asleep, sleep through disorders, premature awakening, excessive sleep (hypersomnia), sleep-wake rhythm disorders, insomnia (asomnia), sleepwalking (moon addiction, somnambulism), nightmares


Insomnia is defined by difficulties in falling asleep, frequent waking up during the night or very early waking up in the morning and the associated tiredness. Every person spends a large part of his life sleeping. Sleep is very important for the body to regenerate and rest.

The heart rate decreases, breathing slows down, blood pressure drops. This relieves the cardiovascular system. During dreaming, the brain can also process experienced things.

In the case of insomnia, performance can suffer after a short time. If insomnia persists for a longer period of time, the risk of developing certain diseases can also be increased. Unfortunately, insomnia such as problems falling asleep or difficulties sleeping through the night are quite common.

These are counted among the so-called insomnia. With insomnia, it is difficult to fall asleep, even when you are tired and exhausted. You roll around in bed, change position every minute and just can’t find any sleep.

On the other hand, falling asleep is not a problem in cases of insomnia, but those affected do wake up during the night and then simply cannot find any sleep. Parasomnias are a special form of sleep disorders. Nightmares and sleepwalking fall into this category.

The treatment of insomnia depends mainly on the cause. If another disease is the cause, it is treated as a priority. In addition, especially if sleep is “wrong”, the so-called sleep hygiene can be actively improved.

Classification of the different forms of insomnia

Insomnia can be divided into several main groups:

  • Insomnia (difficulty in falling asleep and sleeping through the night)
  • Sleep related breathing disorders
  • Disorders with excessive sleepiness (hypersomnia) of central nervous origin
  • Parasomnias
  • Sleep-related movement disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Twitching when falling asleep