Sleep

Symptoms of insomnia

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Insomnia typically involves the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty falling asleep and maintaining sleep, or waking up too early.
  • Waking up feeling unrefreshed or drowsy. In more severe cases of insomnia, you may feel fatigued, depressed, anxious or irritable.
  • People with insomnia often suffer from daytime sleepiness and fatigue.
  • Forgetfulness and trouble concentrating.

Read more:
Who gets insomnia?

Reviewed by Dr Irshaad Ebrahim, specialist neuropsychiatrist in sleep disorders at The London Sleep Centre and The Constantia Sleep Centre. FRCPsych. April 2018.

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