Symptoms of Insomnia

Insomnia symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Early awakening.
  • Not feeling refreshed after sleep and/or feeling tired during the day despite having enough hours for sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Performance at work or school is suffering
  • Moodiness
  • Lack of energy or motivation
  • More errors or accidents at work or while driving
  • Tension headaches and/or gastrointestinal problems
  • Worries about sleep

References

Can't Sleep? What to know about insomnia. National Sleep Foundationwebsite. Available at: http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-related-problems/insomnia-and-sleep . Accessed May 15, 2013.

Insomnia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated April 11, 2013. Accessed May 15, 2013.

Morenthaler T, Kramer M, Alessi C, et al. Practice parameters for the psychological and behavioral treatment of insomnia: an update. An American Academy of Sleep Medicine report. Sleep . 2006;29:1415-1419.

Parmet S, Burke A, Glass RM. Insomnia. JAMA Patient Page . 2006 June 28.295(24).

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