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Symptoms of Insomnia

Insomnia symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty falling asleep or returning to sleep after awakening
  • 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
  • Difficulty concentrating or performing at work or school
  • 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
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Insomnia. Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: https://familydoctor.org/condition/insomnia. Updated July 2017. Accessed March 7, 2018.

Insomnia. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/insomnia. Accessed March 7, 2018.

Insomnia. National Sleep Foundation website. Available at: https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/home. Accessed March 7, 2018.

Insomnia in adults. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T114839/Insomnia-in-adults. Updated June 5, 2017. Accessed March 7, 2018.

Last reviewed March 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Monica Zangwill, MD, MPH  Last Updated: 3/15/2015