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Symptoms of Insomnia

Insomnia symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty falling asleep or returning to sleep
  • 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 or trouble getting along with others
  • Lack of energy or motivation
  • More errors or accidents at work or while driving
  • Tension headaches and/or gastrointestinal problems
  • Worries about sleep

Revision Information

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  • Can't sleep at night? National Sleep Foundation website. Available at: https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/home. Accessed March 2, 2016.

  • Insomnia in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated January 27, 2016. Accessed March 2, 2016.

  • Merrigan JM, Buysse DJ, Bird JC, Livingston EH. JAMA patient page. Insomnia. JAMA 2013;309(7):733.

  • 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(11):1415-1419.

  • What are the signs and symptoms of insomnia? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/inso/signs. Updated December 13, 2011. Accessed March 2, 2016.

  • Your guide to healthy sleep. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/public/sleep/healthy%5Fsleep.pdf . Updated August 2011. Accessed March 2, 2016.

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