What are the symptoms of insomnia?
If you have insomnia you may not feel refreshed when you wake up or you may feel drowsy while you are awake. Drowsiness may contribute to accidents, lack of focus, inattention, and poor performance. Anxiety or depression may occur, or worsen if already present.
Common symptoms of insomnia
You may experience insomnia symptoms daily or just once in a while. Common insomnia symptoms include:
- Anxiety or irritability
- Concentration difficulties
- Daytime drowsiness
- Decreased attention span
- Depressed mood
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Difficulty remaining asleep
- Falling asleep during the day
- Feeling like you have not had enough sleep
- Increased incidents of accidents and falls
- Poor work or school performance
Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition
In some cases, insomnia may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition. Seek prompt medical care if you, or someone you are with, have insomnia along with any of these symptoms:
- Depressed mood
- Drowsiness that interferes with daily activities
- Increased anxiety or irritability
What is insomnia?
If you have insomnia, you have trouble falling asleep or remaining asleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up. Insomnia may be temporary or acute, or it may be chronic (symptoms occur three or more times a week for more than a month). Insomnia may be due to emotional, neurological, medical or sleep disorders or due to certain medications, stimulants, or drug or alcohol use.... Read more about insomnia introduction
What causes insomnia?
Insomnia can be caused by a variety of medical conditions, neurological conditions, mental health conditions, lifestyle habits, sleep disorders, stress, and some medications. Sometimes, a cause cannot be identified.... Read more about insomnia causes
How is insomnia treated?
Treatment of insomnia begins with seeking regular medical care throughout your life. Regular medical care allows a health care professional to provide early screening tests. Regular medical care also provides an opportunity for your health care professional to promptly evaluate symptoms and your risks for developing insomnia.... Read more about insomnia treatments