You may have insomnia if you:
- Have difficulty falling asleep—Normally, it should take no more than about 30 minutes to fall asleep once in bed.
- Have difficulty staying asleep—You wake up frequently during the night with difficulty going back to sleep.
- Wake up too early—Waking early in the morning may be normal for “early risers.” It could be a problem, though, if this is not normal for you or if you are not getting the sleep you need.
- Feel nonrefreshed after sleep and tired during the day—This may indicate that you are waking up during the night or not getting an adequate total number of hours of sleep.
- Feel restless or anxious as bedtime approaches—You may be anticipating insomnia and worrying about it.
Other symptoms may include:
- Fatigue or sleepiness during the day
- Difficulty concentrating
- Performance at work or school is suffering
- Moodiness; feeling irritable
- Lack of energy or motivation
- Feeling preoccupied with thoughts of sleep
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 10/2012 -
- Update Date: 10/11/2012 -