Common symptoms include frequent headaches, inability to concentrate, always feeling irritated, sleeping better when they are not at home, taking a long time to fall asleep after lying down in the bed, not feeling refreshed after sleep, disturbed sleep by waking every few intervals, inability to go back to sleep if woken for some reason earlier than they intended to wake up, only being able to sleep after taking sleeping pills.
The cause of insomnia could be a lot of things but primarily it is believed in the medical world that insomnia is caused by stress and hypertension. This is one of the reasons why such a huge number of people suffer from insomnia. The world today has become very stress filled. Everyone is work oriented and always running after deadlines and missed tasks.
There are several types of insomnia. One type of insomnia is called transient insomnia and it lasts for a few days. Another type of insomnia is called short-term insomnia and it last for maximum up to three weeks. The last type of insomnia is called chronic insomnia. This type of insomnia is characterized by the person having atleast three sleepless nights in a week for more than a month. Usually, it causes several consequences in his work.
It is therefore important to first identify if you have the symptoms of insomnia, which are actually very obvious and people suffering from insomnia usually do not have to go through a symptoms list as they already know from their sleepless nights that they suffer from insomnia. The next thing that has to be done is to identify which type of insomnia you have. Once this is done, you can seek professional help if it is the last category. If you are suffering from transient or short-term insomnia, you will be surprised to know that it can almost be eliminated if you remove stress from your life.