Symptoms

Insomnia Symptoms

Doctors associate a variety of signs and symptoms with insomnia. These symptoms intertwine with other mental or medical conditions. Some of the signs are:

People with insomnia have difficulty in falling asleep or they wake up frequently during the nights. It may begin with stress, which is then associated with your inability to sleep. These problems may later become chronic. Some of the daytime symptoms bring people to medical attention. Some of the daytime problems due to insomnia are:

  • Impaired social interaction and irritability
  • Difficulty with memory
  • Poor focus and concentration
  • Impaired motor coordination
  • Motor vehicle accidents because of sleep deprived drivers and fatigue.

Other Insomnia symptoms may include:

  • Gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Ongoing worries about sleep
  • Tension headaches
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Awakening too early or in the middle of the night

People suffering with insomnia would take at least 30 minutes or more to fall asleep. They may get only fewer or six hours of sleep for 3 or more nights in a week.