Insomnia Symptoms

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Fri, 06/25/2010
Insomnia Symptoms

Insomnia symptoms are classifying into two; they are night and daytime symptoms. Sleeping on difficulty in night and nor feeling refreshed in the morning are the most common insomnia symptoms.

Night time Insomnia Symptoms

  • Sleeping difficulty – that is difficulty falling asleep despite being tired
  • Relying on sleeping pills or alcohol to fall asleep
  • Awakening frequently or lying awake in the middle of the night
  • Awakening too early in the morning and not feeling refreshed

Daytime Insomnia Symptoms

  • Daytime drowsiness, fatigue, or irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating; poor job/school performance
  • Lower reaction times and diminished mental alertness; increased likelihood to accidents.
  • Weakened immune system
  • Increased risk of depression, anxiety and substance abuse

The lack of sleep also can cause other symptoms. Wake up feeling tired or not well rested, and feel tired during the day. It furthermore, may have trouble focusing on tasks. Insomnia can cause to feel anxious, depressed, or irritable.
Insomnia may affect daily activities and cause serious problems. For example, it may feel drowsy while driving. Driving while sleepy can leads to more than 100,000 car crashes each year. In older women, research shows that insomnia raises the risk of falling.