Symptoms of Insomnia

Learn to recognize the less obvious symptoms of insomnia from sleep specialist Priyanka Yadav, D.O. in this Howcast video.

So, some of the nighttime symptoms of insomnia include, having difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep and having non-restorative sleep. The daytime symptoms of insomnia include, feeling sleeping during the day or fatigued, having poor concentration, poor memory, an inability to perform tasks and decreased productivity at work. People also find that they are too tired to take part in familial activities and social activities.

Now, some of the things to counteract these effects of daytime sleepiness and fatigue can be drinking caffeine. However, drinking caffeine too close to bedtime can also cause insomnia, so you should be careful with that. Other agents used to help combat sleepiness during the day are wake-promoting agents that are prescribed by physicians.

Some of the wake-promoting agents prescribed by physicians are Nuvigil or Provigil and these help with the neurotransmitters in helping you stay awake. Now, these medications can also contribute to insomnia at night, so this should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. So, those are some of the nighttime symptoms and daytime symptoms of insomnia and you should really talk to your doctor in terms of getting that treated.