Overview

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterised by the persistent difficulty or the inability to fall and/or stay asleep.

Symptoms

What are the signs of Insomnia?

Signs and symptoms associated with insomnia include:

Decreased concentration and diminished memory

Decreased concentration and diminished memory

Daytime drowsiness and impaired functioning

Daytime drowsiness and impaired functioning

Waking too early in the morning

Waking too early in the morning

Increased likelihood of alcohol and other substance abuse

Increased likelihood of alcohol and other substance abuse

Headaches

Headaches

Irritability and mood disorders

Irritability and mood disorders

Waking unrefreshed in the morning

Waking unrefreshed in the morning

Trouble falling or staying asleep

Trouble falling or staying asleep

Causes

What are the causes of Insomnia?

The exact cause of PCOS is unknown but the following factors play an important role:

Stress

Stress

Irregular sleep schedule

Irregular sleep schedule

Poor sleeping habits

Poor sleeping habits

Mental health disorders like anxiety and depression

Mental health disorders like anxiety and depression

Physical illnesses and pain

Physical illnesses and pain

Neurological problems

Neurological problems

Specific sleep disorders

Specific sleep disorders

Diagnosis

How do I know if I have Insomnia?

To diagnose Insomnia, your doctor is likely to ask you about your sleeping patterns, and may get you to undertake a sleep test

Find a Practitioner

See a list of practitioners who are specialised in treating Insomnia.