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Symptoms of Insomnia
Insomnia symptoms may include:
- Difficulty falling asleep or returning to sleep
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Early awakening.
- Not feeling refreshed after sleep and/or feeling tired during the day despite having enough hours for sleep
- Difficulty concentrating
- Performance at work or school is suffering
- Moodiness or trouble getting along with others
- Lack of energy or motivation
- More errors or accidents at work or while driving
- Tension headaches and/or gastrointestinal problems
- Worries about sleep
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 03/2016
- Update Date: 03/15/2015