Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or remain asleep and waking up not feeling refreshed. Insomnia refers to the inability to get restorative sleep.
Insomnia is a disorder on its own, but often can be a symptom of some other disease or condition. Half of all those who have experienced insomnia blame the problem on stress and worry. In the case of stress-induced insomnia, the degree to which sleep is disturbed depends on the severity and duration of the stressful situation. Sometimes this may be a disturbing occurrence like loss of a loved one, stress or loss of a job, marital or relationship discord or a tragic occurrence.
Insomnia can also occur with other sleep disorders such as jet lag, shift work and other major schedule changes and in some cases; sleep apnea.
- Difficulty Falling Asleep
- Waking up Frequently During the Night
- Difficulty Returning to Sleep
- Waking up too Early in the Morning
- Unrefreshing Sleep
- Daytime Sleepiness
- Difficulty Concentrating