Everything you need to know about insomnia

Insomnia can make it hard for you to fall asleep, keep you asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and have trouble going back to sleep. When you wake up, you may feel exhausted. Health, work productivity, and quality of life can be negatively affected by it, as can energy level and mood.

Individual sleep needs vary, but most people need seven to eight hours of sleep each night.

Many people end up suffering from short-term insomnia, which can last for days or weeks. The cause is usually stress or a traumatic incident. However, there are people who suffer from persistent insomnia that can last for more than a month. The main problem may be insomnia, or it may be caused by other illnesses.


  • Difficulty sleeping at night.
  • Having a nighttime awakening.
  • Too early of an awakening.
  • Having trouble recovering after a night's sleep.
  • Daytime drowsiness or fatigue.
  • Anger, sadness, or irritability.
  • Inability to concentrate, pay attention, or recall.
  • More mistakes or mishaps.
  • Persistent concerns about sleep.


Insomnia can be cured by addressing the underlying cause, although it sometimes persists for years.

Chronic insomnia may be due to a variety of causes, including:

  • Travel or professional commitments.
  • Bad sleeping patterns.
  • Eating excessively late at night.

To find out the source of your sleep problem and how to manage it, consult your doctor if it makes it difficult for you to function throughout the day.