Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up often during the night and have trouble falling back to sleep
  • Waking up too early in the morning
  • Feeling tired upon waking

Types of Insomnia

There are two types of insomnia, primary insomnia and secondary insomnia:

  • Primary Insomnia: Sleep problems that are not directly associated with other health conditions or problems
  • Secondary Insomnia: Sleep problems because of an external factor such as a health condition (like asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer or heartburn); pain; medication they are taking; or substance they are using such as alcohol.

Symptoms of Insomnia

  • Sleepiness during the day
  • General tiredness
  • Irritability
  • Problems with concentration or memory

If you are interested in learning about treatment options for insomnia, contact our office to book a consultation.