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Seek Medical Advice for Insomnia if you See these Signs

Insomnia By Vasudha Bhat , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Jan 08, 2015
Seek Medical Advice for Insomnia if you See these Signs

When insomnia hampers your work and performance of daily activities, you must look for medical help. If the doctor feels that you have a sleep disorder, you may be referred to sleep center.

A disorder that makes falling asleep tough or makes it hard to remain asleep, is known as insomnia. People who suffer from the disorder usually feel tired which created troubles while performing daily activities. Insomnia not only brings down your energy level but it also has some serious implications on your health, work and quality of life. The amount of sleep required varies from individual to individual. Mostly, an adequate amount of sleep is considered to be seven to eight hours a night.

Insomnia Prevention

While some people experience insomnia at some point of life, some individuals suffer from the condition in the long term. Insomnia can be a primary problem or can be a secondary problem leading to other problems.

Symptoms of Insomnia

The signs and symptoms of insomnia may include:

  • Problems with falling asleep at night
  • Staying awake at night
  • Waking up too early
  • Not feeling refreshed after a night’s sleep
  • Tiredness and sleepiness during day time
  • Irritability, depression or anxiety
  • Unable to focus on tasks

Insomnia Prevention

 

When to Seek Medical Help?

When insomnia takes a toll on your mental well being and makes it difficult to perform tasks throughout the day, you must seek help from your doctor to determine the cause. If your doctor feels that you may be suffering from a sleep disorder, you might be referred to a sleep center for a special testing.

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