Insomnia Symptoms

If you have insomnia, you may experience several different symptoms.

  • You may lie awake for a long time before you fall asleep. This is more common in younger adults.
  • Sleep may be possible for only short amounts of time. You may wake up often during the night or be awake for most of the night. This is the most common symptom and affects mostly older adults.
  • Waking up too early in the morning and not getting back to sleep is also common.
  • Poor-quality sleep may lead you to wake up feeling unrested, and you may feel sleepy during the day. You may also have trouble focusing on daily tasks. Insomnia can cause you to feel anxious, depressed, or easily annoyed. 

Keep a sleep diary, or a record of any symptoms of insomnia you might be experiencing. Share these notes with a healthcare professional.

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