Signs and symptoms of insomnia
Insomnia is difficulty in initiating or maintaining sleep. One may have an inability to fall asleep or to remain sleeping long enough to feel rested. This is a problem, especially if the sleeplessness continues for a long time.
The condition is not a disorder in itself, but may be caused by any of various problems, such as physical disorders, fear, stress, anxiety, depression or stress. Insomnia can also be caused by an addiction to medications, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol or other heavier drugs.
Insomnia is categorized depending on how long it lasts and how often it occurs. Acute insomnia means that you suffer from sleep problems for a few weeks. If you suffer from insomnia for a longer period (at least three nights/week for at least three months), you have chronic insomnia.
Common signs and symptoms of insomnia
Negative effects of too little sleep
Not getting enough sleep can have severe negative effects on your health. Therefore, if you are suffering from insomnia, it is crucial that you get help as soon as possible. Here are some common negative effects linked to too little sleep:
Further reading: Overcome your insomnia with online therapy.
This insomnia test is not to be seen as a final diagnosis. If you are uncertain about your result, we suggest that you get professional help as soon as possible.
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