General OverviewInsomnia refers to inadequate or poor-quality sleep. Insomnia may be due to difficulty falling asleep, or problems with middle-of-the-night or very early morning awakening.More
- What is insomnia?
- What are the risk factors?
- What are the symptoms?
- How is it diagnosed?
- How is it treated?
- What are the screening tests?
- How can I reduce my risk?
- What should I ask my healthcare provider about insomnia?
Find answers in our in-depth report on insomnia:
Living With InsomniaIn his own words: living with insomnia
Special TopicsHaving trouble catching those Z's?If you've had a sleepless night, you know it's debilitating. But you can get help catching those Z's.
Special Topics (Continued)Melatonin: nature's sleeping pill?Taking supplements of the hormone melatonin has been purported to relieve insomnia, but the evidence for its effectiveness is mixed. Should you try it?Hypnosis: does it work?Despite differences in beliefs about how hypnosis works, there is a general consensus that in many cases, it can be a powerful tool. Read more here.
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
American Insomnia Association
National Sleep Foundation