Insomnia

Insomnia is not being able to fall asleep, stay asleep, or get the benefits of sleep. This can lead to fatigue and other symptoms. Insomnia can be diagnosed as short-term, acute, or long-term, also referred to as chronic and can be its own disorder or a symptom of physical illness. Insomnia can occur at any age and can be caused by a number of items such as menopause, depression and anxiety, certain prescription medicines, stress, too much caffeine, drug abuse, chronic pain, and poor sleeping habits. There are both pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatments for insomnia. Your doctor can talk to you about what treatments might be appropriate for you.