Insomnia, the most common sleep complaint, is the feeling that you have not slept well or long enough. Insomnia is seen in different forms. Most often it is characterized by difficulty falling asleep (taking more than 30 to 45 minutes), awakening frequently during the night, or waking up early and being unable to get back to sleep.

Often, insomnia is a symptom of a problem, and not the problem itself. Good sleep is a sign of health. Poor sleep is often a sign of some malfunctioning and may signal either minor or serious medical or psychiatric disorders. Insomnia can begin at any age; and, can last for a few days (transient insomnia), a few weeks (short-term insomnia), or indefinitely (long-term insomnia). Explore your insomnia with your doctor to discover what treatments can help you finally get to sleep!

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