Ever experience trouble falling asleep? Or do you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night, not being able to fall back to sleep? Is this something you experience more than 3 days a week? If so, you might be suffering from insomnia. Insomnia refers to habitual sleeplessness and is the most common sleep disorder in the world. Consequently, affecting the biggest number of people, out of all sleep disorders.
Symptoms include difficulty falling or staying asleep, and not feeling well-rested. Usually, the condition is self-diagnosable. As a result, those affected experience lack of concentration, sleeping difficulty, daytime sleepiness, depression, headache, and irritability.
Treatment includes improving daily sleep habits, behavior therapy, and identifying and treating underlying potential causes. Sleeping pills can help but are not recommended as a long-term solution, and should be monitored for side-effects.