Insomnia

Insomnia is a common condition defined as inadequate or poor-quality sleep because of difficulty falling asleep, waking up frequently during the night and having a hard time returning to sleep, and sleep that is not refreshing (non-restorative sleep). Chronic insomnia makes it hard for you to function during the day and may lead to the following symptoms:

  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Low energy or fatigue
  • Awakening during the night
  • Anxiety or frustration about sleep
  • Attention, concentration or memory problems
  • Waking up tired or in pain
  • Distress in gastrointestinal tract or other physical symptoms

Insomnia may be caused by many factors like stress, depression, anxiety, physical illness, alcohol, nicotine, and drug use, and caffeine intake. Most cases of insomnia can be managed by behavioral adjustments, as well as the thorough investigation and treatment of under-lying or related health issues.

The following resources are provided to you as you pursue and progress through treatment: